Luscious Jackson has reconvened after more than a decade for its new album, Magic Hour, which comes out Nov. 5. Doug Seymour/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Luscious Jackson Is Ready For Its 'Magic Hour'

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This rare portrait of Bach, by Elias Gottlob Haussmann, hung in John Eliot Gardiner's home during World War II. courtesy of William H. Scheide, Princeton, N.J. hide caption

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"[Lou Reed] really saw the beauty of life, and wanted to be a person who could live in that beauty as often as possible," longtime publicist Bill Bentley says. Karl Walter/Getty Images hide caption

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Never Back Down: Fresh Air Remembers Lou Reed

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Biography Doesn't Hold Back On Darkest Years Of 'The Man In Black'

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Arcade Fire's new album, Reflektor, comes out Tuesday. JF Lalonde/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Arcade Fire On Its Brand-New Beat

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Cars lie smashed by the collapsed Interstate 5 connector a few hours after the Northridge earthquake on Jan. 17, 1994, in California. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Preparing For The Big One, Whisper Campaigns, 'Frankenstein'

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Chinese composer Tan Dun's latest work, Nu-Shu: The Secret Songs of Women, was inspred by an ancient language spoken in a remote area of Tan's home province of Hunan. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From 'Crouching Tiger' To 'Secret Songs': Composer Tan Dun's Next Move

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Alexander Ebert is best known for his band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, a folk band with a dozen members. His latest project is the score for All Is Lost, a film about one man lost at sea. Stewart Cole/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For 'All Is Lost,' A Songwriter Embraces Silence

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Katy Perry's new album, Prism, is out now. Cass Bird/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Katy Perry On The 180 That Saved Her Career

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The new Los Campesinos! album, No Blues, comes out Oct. 29. Kirsten McTernan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Los Campesinos! Lighten Up With 'No Blues'

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Doc Pomus, pictured here in the 1980s, was an obscure, yet prolific songwriter who died in 1991. A.K.A. Doc Pomus is a documentary about his life. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Life Of Doc Pomus, Songwriter To The Stars

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Lucy Wainwright Roche: In The Family Business

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The 1975's self-titled debut is out now. Dave Ma/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The 1975, Influenced By The '80s

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