"The World Cafe" offers fall specials

No, it's not an end-of-model-year clearance - it's just some very special guests dropping in at "The World Cafe" these next two weeks with new releases, plus a special anniversary visit from David Byrne and a live performance from the Keswick Theater in Glenside by the Mavericks. Here's the complete rundown:

Thursday, Oct. 15 Sub-Pop recording artists The Spinanes chat with host David Dye and perform selections from their latest release, "Arches and Aisles"

Friday, Oct. 16 Cracker visits the studio for a mini-concert featuring work from their new album, "Gentleman's Blues"

Monday, Oct. 19 An encore performance of Francis Dunnery's studio visit

Tuesday, Oct. 20 Singer/songwriter/children's book author Kate Jacobs stops by for an interview and songs from her newest release, "Hydrangea"

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Houston's Mary Cutrufello discusses and performs songs from her new album, "Until the Night is Through"

Thursday, Oct. 22 Philadelphia singer/songwriter Susan Werner visits the studio to talk about her new Bottom Line release, "Time Between Trains"

Friday, Oct. 23 The Cafe celebrates the 10th anniversary of Luaka Bop with a visit from David Byrne

Monday, Oct. 26 An encore presentation of Neil Finn's studio visit

Tuesday, Oct. 27 To be announced

Wednesday, Oct. 28 The Mavericks talk to host David Dye and give a live performance from the Keswick Theater

"The World Cafe," which is heard on more than 100 public radio stations nationwide, is produced by WXPN-FM (88.5) and airs locally from 2 to 7 p.m. weekdays. All live appearances air during the 3 to 4 p.m. hour.

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Originally published on October 15, 1998