James Bain was set free from prison yesterday after DNA testing cleared him of a rape charge, worries about home helth care funds, and Demeilo Bradshaw found guilty in the murder of Tallahassee police informant Rachel Hoffman.
Urban Nutcracker: Anatomy Of A Ballet goes behind-the-scenes of Anthony Williams' daring adaptation of the holiday classic, in which a diverse group of dancers - a rough-edged tap star, a black cavalier and a Latina teen - put their twist on traditional Nutcracker roles.
With a career spanning nearly 30 years, Michael McDonald remains an enduring presence in popular music. He has enjoyed tremendous commercial and creative achievement, winning an impressive five Grammys while earning innumerable chart successes, including the platinum selling release Motown.
Hear musicians from around the world in NPR's performance studio as they share special holiday moments. Join host Lisa Simeone for ancient harmonies from Trio Medieval, traditional carols from the Riga Dom Boys Choir, and a rarely heard Christmas song by Sibelius, straight from Finland's YL Choir.