The Boogers, pogo-ing to their punk rock for kids. Peter Wochniak/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Boogers And Play Date Make Punk Rock For Kids

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Ke$ha's new album is titled Warrior. Yu Tsai /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ke$ha: A 'Warrior' In Search Of Legitimacy

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Bruno Mars draws inspiration from across the pop landscape on his second album, Unorthodox Jukebox. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bruno Mars Goes Anyplace And Everyplace On 'Jukebox'

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Jazz great Charles Mingus performs at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September 1964. Ray Avery/CTS Images hide caption

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Bass Note: Mingus And The Jazz Workshop Concerts

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Forgotten Gems From The Dave Brubeck Quartet

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Malian guitarist Lobi Traore died in 2010, at just 49. His last album is called Bwati Kono. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Two Malian Guitar Greats, Gone But Still Wailing

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A 1910 portrait of King George V in procession. A new album of choral works by Hubert Parry features music he wrote for the king's coronation one year later. Chandos Records hide caption

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Tracey Thorn, famous for her work in Everything but the Girl, has a new solo album of seasonal tunes called Tinsel and Lights. Edward Bishop/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tracey Thorn: 'Secular Carols' For The Holidays

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Joe Hill Louis, B.B. King and Rufus Thomas appear on a new multi-disc compilation of electric blues, Plug It In! Turn It Up! Bear Family Records hide caption

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Turning Up The Volume On The Electric Blues

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Musicians and friends Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale team up on a new album of country duets called Buddy and Jim. Michael Wilson photo/Paul Moore design/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Buddy And Jim': Friends In Life And Songwriting

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Benjy Melendez (right) founded and led The Ghetto Brothers in the early 1970s. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ghetto Brothers: Guitars Over Guns

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On her new album, opera star Cecilia Bartoli tackles the work of Baroque composer Agostino Steffani. Uli Weber/Decca hide caption

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Cecilia Bartoli's New 'Mission' Unearths Baroque Gems

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Burning Bridge personnel, left to right: Jason Kao Hwang (violin), Wang Guowei (erhu), Sun Li (pipa), Ken Filiano (string bass), Andrew Drury (drum set), Joseph Daley (tuba), Steve Swell (trombone), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet/flugelhorn). Scott Friedlander/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Kao Hwang: From The Blues To China And Back

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Yirga's debut album is called Guzo. Courtesy of Worldisc hide caption

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Samuel Yirga: A Prodigy Reviving Ethiopian Jazz

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