Jesse & Joy accept one of their four awards during the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Thursday. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jesse & Joy, Juanes Win Big At Latin Grammys

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Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vänskä, whose pleas to his symphony's management and players just went public. Todd Buchanan/courtesy of the Minnesota Orchestra hide caption

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Herb Alpert (left) and Jerry Moss, who founded A&M Records in Alpert's garage in 1962. Courtesy of A&M Records hide caption

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A&M Records: Independent, With Major Appeal

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Rita reimagined classic Persian songs for her latest album, My Joys. Courtesy of Fistuk Artists hide caption

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Iran To Israel And Back To Iran: Rita's Music Goes Home

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Nickelback's Chad Kroeger performs during halftime of a Canadian football game in Vancouver. On the band's own tours, expensive pyrotechnics are more rare. Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images hide caption

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Love To Hate Nickelback? Joke's On You

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This month, a symphony composed by World War II veteran Harold Van Heuvelen had its premiere. Kevin Gift hide caption

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A Veteran's Standing Ovation, 70 Years In The Making

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Trumpeter Ted Curson, depicted here on the cover of his album Urge, died last Sunday morning. Fontana Records hide caption

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American composer Elliott Carter, circa 1975. He died this Monday at age 103. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Taylor Swift's fourth studio album, Red, sold 1.2 million copies in its first week, the highest first-week sales total in a decade. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Secret Genius Of Taylor Swift

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Drake, who had the top torrent downloaded in the U.S. in the first half of 2012, according to Musicmetric, poses at the MTV Video Music Awards in September. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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Studying How, And What, We Download

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Elliott Carter at Tanglewood in 2008 on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz is sitting right behind Carter. Michael J. Lutch hide caption

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Always A Rose: Elliott Carter Remembered

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Composer Elliott Carter at the piano in 1989. Jacques M. Chenet/Corbis hide caption

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Elliott Carter, Giant Of American Music, Dies At 103

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Steven Tyler, Jimmy Fallon, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel participate in NBCUniversal's Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together Relief Benefit on Friday in New York City. Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi and Sting also performed. And now we're done talking about that. Heidi Gutman/NBCUniversal/Getty Images hide caption

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Storm Scores: Finding Poignant Reminders In Water-Damaged Music

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