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Meet Latin America's Teenage Korean Pop Fanatics

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Beyonce's New Album Is Entertainment's October Surprise

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Remembering Jim Hall, A Different Sort Of Guitar God

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Ryan Lewis, left, and Macklemore pose backstage at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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Lorde Sounds Like Teen Spirit

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Drummer Chico Hamilton, West Coast Jazz Pioneer, Dies

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Edgar Quintero of the band Los Bukanas de Culiacan likens what he does in the narcocorrido genre to gangster rap. Shaul Schwarz/Cinedigm hide caption

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AK-47s, Accordions And Angels Of Death: Narcocorridos Hit The Big Screen

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Singer and songwriter Bob Schneider invented "The Song Game" a decade ago, inviting a closed group of fellow musicians to submit a new song every week. Chris Miller/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For A Few Musicians, Beating Songwriter's Block Is A Game

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John Digweed, shown here performing in August at Electric Zoo, was one of the biggest names at the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival last weekend. Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images hide caption

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John Tavener's ethereal music was influenced by the Russian Orthodox traditions. Simone Canetty-Clarke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Remembering 'Holy Minimalist' Composer John Tavener

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