In 1959, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was performed for the first time by an all-Chinese orchestra and sung in Mandarin. Courtesy of China National Symphony Orchecstra hide caption

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Tracing The People's Republic Of Beethoven

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"It's like we won the lottery twice in a row," drummer Nate Carson says of Witch Mountain's new vocalist, Kayla Dixon. Alyssa Herrman/Foto Phortress hide caption

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Burn You Down

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Encore: Comedian Jon Benjamin Records Experimental Jazz Album

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Barbra Streisand On Broadway, Hollywood — And Siri

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Charlene Kaye recently released a new EP, Honey, under the name KAYE. Aaron Seeburger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Charlene Kaye: 'It's Hard To Be What You Don't See'

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Zooming In On The Creative Process, One Artist At A Time

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In 'Uproot,' A DJ Traces Modern Music's Tangled Family Tree

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Felipe Salmon and Rafael Pereira make up the Peruvian duo Dengue Dengue Dengue. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Siete Raíces,' Dengue Dengue Dengue Fuses Techno And Tradition

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Nao's debut album, For All We Know, is out now. Eva Pentel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Moment With Nao, Soul Singer On The Verge

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On His New Album, Will Downing Pays Tribute To Mothers Of Soul

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Young The Giant Touches On Immigrant Background In 'Home Of The Strange'

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A Parting Gift — With Legs — For Marin Alsop At The Cabrillo Festival

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Singer-Songwriter Joan Shelley On Sky Diving And Stage Fright

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"It's a surprise to me how well so many of these songs came out," says Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood of the band's latest album, A Moon Shaped Pool. "We all feel really lucky and happy to have this as a record." Colin Greenwood/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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All Songs +1: A Conversation With Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood

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Doc McKinney With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley

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Musician Rob Townsend Changes Tune With Gay Advocacy

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'Quiero Creedence' Covers Creedence Clearwater Revival With A Latin Beat

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Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings kick off their delayed 2014 tour at the Beacon Theater in New York. Jacob Blickenstaff/Starz Digital hide caption

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Soul Singer Sharon Jones: 'The Cancer Is Here, But I Want To Perform'

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