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Music News: Stevie Wonder visits ailing Aretha Franklin

Stevie Wonder

Steve Perry of Journey is back with new music, and he also has a great Prince story. Also today: an Aretha Franklin update; Pearl Jam raise millions for homeless; Aerosmith book Vegas residency; songwriter credits come to Spotify; and a viral hit about cows. Yes, cows.

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The Current Music News podcast

The Current Music News

In about ten minutes a day, hosts Jay Gabler and Jade put music industry headlines in context, share breaking news about upcoming releases, and surprise listeners with strange-but-true stories. Entertaining, conversational, and informative, The Current Music News is an essential daily listen for fans of all genres of music to catch up on the news that matters about today’s most essential artists.

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The Current Sessions®

Punch Brothers perform in The Current's studio

Punch Brothers perform in The Current studio

Punch Brothers released their fifth album "All Ashore" in July 2018. The resulting tour brought them to St. Paul's Palace Theatre; well-polished and plucky as ever, the band stopped by The Current's studio beforehand to perform a few songs and talk with Bill DeVille.

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Your Smith debuts new side in The Current's studio

Your Smith performs in The Current studio

Your Smith has been cocooned in the studio for a while now, writing music and metamorphosing from Caroline Smith to her new persona. She visited The Current in the midst of it all, performing a Caroline Smith favorite and some of her best new music as Your Smith.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Song titles that would make good TV shows

Television

The Plain White T's "Hey There Delilah" is being adapted into a TV series as a scripted romantic dramedy about a long-distance relationship. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear whose titles would make good TV shows?

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