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Vince Gill and Paul Franklin of The Time Jumpers perform at 3rd and Lindsley in 2014. The band has a standing Monday-night gig at the small Nashville club.
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July 29, 2015 3rd and Lindsley, a performance space for big and small acts in Music City, lets the music shine by keeping things (like its name) simple.
Pianist Ivan Moravec was known for his lyrical playing and recordings of Chopin and Mozart.
July 28, 2015 Eschewing a glitzy career, the pianist, who was heard in the movie Amadeus, earned a reputation as one of the greats of his generation, especially praised for his Chopin performances.
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July 27, 2015 The 35-track It's Great To Be Alive!, recorded over three nights last year at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, will be out October 30. Hear the album's version of "Birthday Boy" now.
To create his album Tangier Sessions, Sir Richard Bishop had to learn to love a mysterious and temperamental acoustic guitar.
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July 26, 2015 Bishop's new album, Tangier Sessions, springs from a love affair with a mysterious and temperamental guitar, found in a secondhand store in Switzerland and inscribed with indecipherable writing.
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Connecting the folk tradition to Dark Side of the Moon, Roger Waters closed out the first day of the 2015 Newport Folk Festival.
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July 25, 2015 Joined by My Morning Jacket and other special guests, the Pink Floyd co-founder proved himself to be one of the folk with a Friday evening set that seemed to turn rainy skies into a glorious sunset.
July 25, 2015 A new study looks at the lyrics of the 93 bestselling music artists in recording history. Turns out rappers tend to have a wider vocabulary than others. Famous wordsmith Bob Dylan came in fifth.
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July 24, 2015 Also this week, the world's most famous DJ you've probably never heard.
A rehearsal for the first fully staged U.S. production of Ethel Smyth's 1904 opera The Wreckers at the Bard Music Festival in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.
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July 23, 2015 A skilled mountain climber who knew Tchaikovsky and Brahms, Ethel Smyth was a big personality whose politically charged opera The Wreckers gets its first fully staged production in the U.S.
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July 22, 2015 Wayne Carson was a prolific songwriter who hit the top of the country and pop charts. He was best known for songs that included "Always On My Mind," recorded by both Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson.
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On the new album Into The Deep, the seasoned instrumentalists of Galactic team up with a host of singers including Macy Gray and Mavis Staples.
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July 19, 2015 The band might not have a permanent lead singer, but on the new album Into The Deep, the musicians show just how well they've learned to play with others.
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