Ben Folds Five (from left): Robert Sledge, Darren Jessee and Ben Folds. Autumn de Wilde/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic hide caption

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"Blues is a feeling, and it exists cross-culturally. It always has existed, and it always will. It's part of being human," says musician Elliott Sharp. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rickie Lee Jones' new album, The Devil You Know, is a collection of covers. "I think [I recorded the album] partially to remind people that a singer is the one who interprets the song," she says. "And once you do that, it's yours." Myriam Santos/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Adrian Sherwood's latest album, Survival and Resistance, was released on Sherwood's own On-U Sound label in August. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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