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Chic Gamine: The Girl-Group Sound, Stripped To Its Bones

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Classically trained Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf plays a four-valved trumpet, an innovation he credits to his famous father. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bridging Arabic And Western Music With An Unusual Instrument

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Nkulee Dube's debut album is titled My Way. Robert Tlapu/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In South Africa, A Reggae Legacy Lives On

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Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have been friends and collaborators since the 1970s. Their new album together is called Old Yellow Moon. David McClister /Nonesuch Records hide caption

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Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell: Harmonizing To That 'Old Yellow Moon'

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Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis' first album as collaborators is called Cheater's Game. Cody Hamilton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Partners In Life, Two Country Singers Finally Meet In The Studio

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Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein (left) and singer-songwriter Tift Merrit collaborate on the new album Night. Lisa Marie Mazzucco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Merritt And Dinnerstein, A Musical Odd Couple, On Bridging Their Worlds

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Kenneth Pattengale (left) and Joey Ryan, who record as The Milk Carton Kids. Their new album is called The Ash & Clay. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Milk Carton Kids: At Life's Crossroads, A Duo Looks Both Ways

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Dido's new album is The Girl Who Got Away. Guy Aroch hide caption

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The 'Girl Who Got Away': Dido Gets Free

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Justin Timberlake performs at Myspace Secret Show at SXSW on March 16 in Austin, Texas. Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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Timberlake On 'N Sync, Acting And Bringing Sexy Back

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Baba Salah at his home in Bamako, Mali. On his new album, Dangay, he calls attention to what he describes as human-rights violations in the north. Ed Alcock/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Baba Salah: A Malian Musician Speaks To His Nation's Displaced

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Rock Icons Sing Pirate Songs On 'Son Of Rogues Gallery'

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A coach and high school students work on Osvaldo Golijov's Passion According to St. Mark with the composer (right) in November 2012. Chris Lee/courtesy of Carnegie Hall hide caption

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How Does A Jewish Artist Tell The Ultimate Christian Story?

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