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Sitting Down With Yo-Yo Ma; Abigail Washburn Plays Live; Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the "Class of 2001"

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Studio 360 Episode 842, Yo-Yo Man, Boston, The 99 Yo-Yo Ma (Stephen Danelian)

In this episode: The world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma was recently awarded the Vilcek Prize for Contemporary Music, which recognizes immigrants who have made significant contributions to the American arts. He stops by to tell us about it.

Plus: Singer, songwriter, and clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn joins us to talk about her new staged piece, “Post-American Girl,” which is based on her 17-year relationship with China. And, she plays live.

And: writer Lizzy Goodman joins us to talk about her recent New York Times Magazine profile of the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. 


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