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KCRW is here to help you emerge from your Covid cocoon with our very own virtual festival of calm. Enter: 24 Hours of Serenity , going down from midnight through 11:59 p.m.

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For years, LA native Cassandra Violet separated her dual identities as a high school teacher and a singer-songwriter.

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KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad is, in his words, "taking a well-earned extended vacay, exploring what’s next in my journey to self love and actualization. I am evolving."

Garth Trinidad: Until we meet again

KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad is, in his words, "taking a well-earned extended vacay, exploring what’s next in my journey to self love and actualization. I am evolving."

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KCRW’s DJs and music staff tuned in all week to SXSW. Here are our favorite new acts to pay attention to in the year ahead.

SXSW 2021: Listen to KCRW’s favorite new music from the festival

KCRW’s DJs and music staff tuned in all week to SXSW. Here are our favorite new acts to pay attention to in the year ahead.

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SXSW’s music festival returns March 16-20 as a virtual international event.

SXSWhen?: Austin venue owner James Moody on why re-opening and surviving are two different questions

SXSW’s music festival returns March 16-20 as a virtual international event.

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Hype surrounding Black Country, New Road crested just as they were set to play SXSW last year, on the heels of finishing their debut album “For the First Time.”

SXSWhen?: Black Country, New Road navigate breakout hype in a world on hold

Hype surrounding Black Country, New Road crested just as they were set to play SXSW last year, on the heels of finishing their debut album “For the First Time.”

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It’s been one year since concert venues and music festivals have indefinitely closed their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SXSWhen?: Rockstar caterer Shelleylyn Brandler on the silent struggles of music’s behind-the-scenes workers

It’s been one year since concert venues and music festivals have indefinitely closed their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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It’s been one year since concert venues and music festivals have indefinitely closed their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SXSWhen?: No Age’s Randy Randall reflects on a year without shows and live music’s uncertain future

It’s been one year since concert venues and music festivals have indefinitely closed their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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On the road to Grammy recognition, today’s top artists often find themselves stopping by KCRW — whether that’s to perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic, dig into their work on Press Play…

Watch 2021 Grammy nominees and winners perform live on KCRW

On the road to Grammy recognition, today’s top artists often find themselves stopping by KCRW — whether that’s to perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic, dig into their work on Press Play…

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As his weekly posts on Rhythm Planet come to a close, Tom Schnabel remembers some of the wonderful experiences he had as a radio host and producer over his 43 years with KCRW.

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As his weekly posts on Rhythm Planet come to a close, Tom Schnabel remembers some of the wonderful experiences he had as a radio host and producer over his 43 years with KCRW.

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This week’s Rhythm Planet playlist reflects Tom Schnabel's journey over a life and career in music.

A Life in Music

This week’s Rhythm Planet playlist reflects Tom Schnabel's journey over a life and career in music.

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Rhythm Planet features a final crop of great new releases in jazz and world music as we close out 2020

New Tunes to Close Out the Year

Rhythm Planet features a final crop of great new releases in jazz and world music as we close out 2020

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KCRW's music discovery show Morning Becomes Eclectic announces two hosts: Novena Carmel and Anthony Valadez.

Meet Morning Becomes Eclectic's new hosts: Anthony Valadez and Novena Carmel

KCRW's music discovery show Morning Becomes Eclectic announces two hosts: Novena Carmel and Anthony Valadez.

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KCRW President Jennifer Ferro and Program Director of Music Anne Litt announce today the new co-hosts of Morning Becomes Eclectic (MBE), Novena Carmel and Anthony Valadez.

KCRW announces new co-hosts of Morning Becomes Eclectic, Novena Carmel and Anthony Valadez

KCRW President Jennifer Ferro and Program Director of Music Anne Litt announce today the new co-hosts of Morning Becomes Eclectic (MBE), Novena Carmel and Anthony Valadez.

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Rhythm Planet presents a short list of books that make for terrific holiday gifts for the music lover in your life.

Cool Music-Themed Books for the Giving

Rhythm Planet presents a short list of books that make for terrific holiday gifts for the music lover in your life.

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A spotlight on Pakistani and Indian artists Tom Schnabel deeply admires and whose music he keeps returning to again and again.

Qawwali and Raga: Quest for the Sublime

A spotlight on Pakistani and Indian artists Tom Schnabel deeply admires and whose music he keeps returning to again and again.

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Our latest playlist features a new crop of recent releases, including music from Cape Verde, Pakistan, Brazil, plus others closer to home.

Rhythm Planet’s Autumn Harvest

Our latest playlist features a new crop of recent releases, including music from Cape Verde, Pakistan, Brazil, plus others closer to home.

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The celebrated guitarist unites musical traditions at an inspiring concert in Valencia, Spain

Jazz Legend John McLaughlin’s Musical Magic

The celebrated guitarist unites musical traditions at an inspiring concert in Valencia, Spain

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Classical music is a rich and varied musical genre that will always be part of Tom Schnabel’s world. This week’s Rhythm Planet playlist features some of his classical favorites.

A Baker’s Dozen of Classical Gems

Classical music is a rich and varied musical genre that will always be part of Tom Schnabel’s world. This week’s Rhythm Planet playlist features some of his classical favorites.

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A baker’s dozen of songs as we prepare to observe a historic election.

Tom Schnabel shares Rhythm Planet's election special

A baker’s dozen of songs as we prepare to observe a historic election.

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Strange and unusual sounds plus yelps and screams from around the world populate this week’s playlist.

Rhythm Planet’s Alternative Halloween Playlist

Strange and unusual sounds plus yelps and screams from around the world populate this week’s playlist.

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New and old faves this week, from long-lost Thelonious Monk and Ella Fitzgerald to classic Latin soul, contemporary vibes, and more.

Rhythm Planet’s October Suite

New and old faves this week, from long-lost Thelonious Monk and Ella Fitzgerald to classic Latin soul, contemporary vibes, and more.

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New albums by saxophonists Paul Carr and Michael O’Neill feature great players committed to sonic beauty and upholding great jazz traditions.

New Jazz Releases Embrace the Present & Celebrate the Past

New albums by saxophonists Paul Carr and Michael O’Neill feature great players committed to sonic beauty and upholding great jazz traditions.

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