The readers of Guitar Player magazine recently named Joe Robinson "Best New Talent." Simone Cecchetti/ hide caption

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Joe Robinson: Self-Taught Guitar Virtuoso

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Brothers Stijn (left) and Steven Kolacny lead the Scala and Kolacny Brothers choir as conductor and pianist, respectively. Fratelli BVBA/Courtesy of Shore Fire Media hide caption

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Scala And Kolacny Brothers: Rock's Heavenly Choir

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The Baseball Project's second album of songs about baseball's culture and history is called Volume 2: High and Inside. Michael E. Anderson/Courtesy of Yep Roc Records hide caption

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The Baseball Project: Double Play

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Lykke Li's new album, Wounded Rhymes, has a bold, provocative sound. Courtesy of The Windish Agency hide caption

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Lykke Li: Bolder, But Still 'Wounded'

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Produce Bruce Iglauer (left), founder of Alligator Records, works with blues artist Lil' Ed William at Joyride Studios in Chicago. Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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Alligator Records: Pushing Blues Forward For 40 Years

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Four members of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, circa 1944. Rosalind Cron, one of the group's first white members, stands at the far left. International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Courtesy of the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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America's 'Sweethearts': An All-Girl Band That Broke Racial Boundaries

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Orrin Evans leads the Captain Black Big Band at Winter Jazzfest 2011. Patrick Jarenwattananon/NPR hide caption

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The latest project from The Bad Plus shifts the jazz trio's focus from rock classics to a classical masterpiece. Cameron Wittig/Courtesy of Big Hassle hide caption

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Musician Trent Reznor arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images hide caption

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Trent Reznor: Iconoclast To Icon, Via Oscar

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Peter Kiesewalter (second from left) reminds listeners that Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata is a band, not a theater troupe — repertoire aside. Jeff Fasano/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata: 'Alive' With New Sounds

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Dionne Warwick, 50 Years In Music And Still Going Strong

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Judy Garland (center) starred in the 1944 movie musical Meet Me in St. Louis. She sings "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" to her sister, played by Margaret O'Brien, who was upset that her father wants to move the family to New York City. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Remembering 'Christmas' Songwriter Hugh Martin

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Musician Ramy Essam, 23, says he was tortured while under the custody of the Egyptian military after being rounded up with several other protesters in Tahrir Square on March 9. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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Ramy Essam: The Singer Of The Egyptian Revolution

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