Charles Gayle was honored with a lifetime achievement award at this year's Vision Festival. On the event's opening night, Gayle performed as his alter ego, Streets the Clown. John Rogers for NPR hide caption

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New York Philharmonic's Lead Fiddler Rests His Bow

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David Aaron Carpenter plays the 'Macdonald' Stradivarius viola at Sotheby's auction house for NPR in April. Manya Zuba/NPR hide caption

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What's Worth $45 Million — Or More? One Viola

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Think Before You Clap: You Could Be Beat Deaf

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Listen to Robert Plant's new song, "Rainbow"

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Gertrude Stein Opera Finds Beauty In The Mundane

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Drummer LaFrae Sci (seen here in a photo shoot for Tom Tom Magazine) says that even nonmusicians can benefit from learning to hear two rhythms at once. Meg Wachter/Tom Tom Magazine hide caption

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Can't Follow The Beat? Just Add Butter

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Paul Van Haver, better known as Stromae, has already captured the European music market. Now, he's setting his sights on the U.S. Dati Bendo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stromae, Global Star In The Making, Set To Touch Down In The U.S.

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Legendary Pianist Horace Silver Dies At 85

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