Marina Diamandis of Marina and The Diamonds performs live at the Reading Festival on August 27, 2010 in Reading, England. Simone Joyner/Getty Images hide caption

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Hey Ladies: Pop Stars Vs. Role Models

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Nick Hornby (right), the author of High Fidelity, provides the lyrical framework for Ben Folds' music on Lonely Avenue. Eamonn McCabe hide caption

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Ben Folds And Nick Hornby: The Limits Of Lyrics

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Opera singer Eric Owens stars as Alberich in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Das Rheingold. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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Eric Owens: Singing Grendel, Death And A Troll

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Iran's Mohammad Reza Shajarian, a superstar of Persian classical music, walks onstage to perform with his son Homayoun and the Ava Ensemble to a largely Iranian audience at the Orpheum Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2008. Heinz Ruckemann/UPI Photo / Landov hide caption

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Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Protest Through Poetry

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Though rebel rocker Michael Franti's sound may have changed, his message hasn't. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Michael Franti: Bottling The Sun

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Dick Dale's Guitar Screams With Pain And Pleasure

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Jerry Lee Lewis: Rock Legend Keeps Rolling

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Nashville Chrome: The Legacy Of A Forsaken Country Trio

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Maroon 5 Reaches For More On 'Hands All Over'

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On Hemingway's Whiskey, Kenny Chesney says he feels like a different artist and a different person. Rick Diamond/Getty Images Entertainment hide caption

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Kenny Chesney: Hemingway And Country Music

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Mavis Staples reflects on her father's death on her new album, You Are Not Alone. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mavis Staples: Her Father's Daughter

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We just can't get enough of Hilary Hahn this week. Peter Miller hide caption

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Hilary Hahn Plays Concertos Both Classic And Contemporary

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Mandalit del Barco repeats tradition by placing a lit cigarette in the hand of legendary tango vocalist Carlos Gardel in Buenos Aires. Mandalit del Barco hide caption

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'Tango In Argentina' by Chantal de la Rionda

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Robert Plant: Born In England; Made In America

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