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Post-Apocalyptic Picnics And Hollywood Steakhouses In Gabriel Kahane's LA

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Owen Pallett: The Consummate Musician, In Conflict

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'I Wanna Make Art': Sturgill Simpson's Twisting Path To Nashville

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Ennio Morricone became a fixture of global culture with his film music — but as a young composer, he was a radical. Courtesy of Armonia AC hide caption

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A Few Words With Ennio Morricone

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Titania awakes clinging rapturously to Bottom, still wearing the donkey's head, in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Mendelssohn wrote music for a production of the play in 1843. Henry Fuseli/Getty Images hide caption

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Marin Alsop's Guide To Mendelssohn's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

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Listen: D'Angelo In Conversation With Nelson George

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Theo Croker's new album, AfroPhysicist, comes out May 20. Thomas Brodin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heir To A Jazz Legacy, A Trumpeter Finds His Own Way

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Listen To Jack White On All Songs

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Dancers pose reverently in the video for "Love Never Felt So Good," the lead single from Michael Jackson's posthumous Xscape album. YouTube hide caption

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The Three Kinds Of Posthumous Albums (And Where Michael Jackson Fits In)

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Talking Blues With Hozier, A One-Man Irish Invasion

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Ledisi performs at the 2013 BET Honors awards. The singer has been nominated for eight Grammy awards over the past 10 years. Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET hide caption

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Breaking Up Helped Ledisi Find 'The Truth' In Her Music

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Kishi Bashi's second solo album is titled Lighght. Kaden Shallat/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kishi Bashi: Holding A Mirror To Pop Music's Many Faces

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