As a dark look at youth, City Center's "Teardrop Children" hits too close to home to feel like an exercise in gloom. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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City Center: Lying To Second-Graders

As a dark look at youth, City Center's "Teardrop Children" hits too close to home to feel like an exercise in gloom.

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Marian Anderson broke the color barrier at the Metropolitan Opera in 1955 when she starred in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera. Sony Classical Archives hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Marian Anderson's Long Overdue Operatic Moment

Hear the famed contralto sing Verdi in a newly issued 1955 radio broadcast, live from the Metropolitan Opera.

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"Slip into the same old dream every night," Chad VanGaalen sings in "Peace on the Rise," adding, "Welcome all the things that could've been." Delphine Ghosarossian hide caption

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M83 usually chronicles overwrought teen anxiety, but in "Midnight City," the producer's focus turns to fun and frivolity. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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M83: A Moment Of Anticipation

M83 usually chronicles overwrought teen anxiety, but in "Midnight City," the producer's focus turns to fun and frivolity.

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The timing is eerily right for the first single from The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon and his moody side project, The Horrible Crowes. Danny Clinch hide caption

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The steel-drum melody of Chad Valley's "Now That I'm Real (How Does It Feel?)" conjures images of ice-cold drinks and miniature umbrellas. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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When Hella's "Headless" thunders, you're more likely to find yourself banging your head than scratching your chin. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hella: Scribbling Outside The Lines

When Hella's "Headless" thunders, you're more likely to find yourself banging your head than scratching your chin.

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Active Child's "Hanging On" is a break-up ballad, but it's the rare variety that chooses maturity over self-pity. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Active Child: Nakedly Plaintive

"Hanging On" is a break-up ballad, but it's the rare variety that chooses maturity over self-pity.

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The 1958 song "Peggy Sue Got Married" is so richly evocative, it took 57-year-old John Doe to get at the core of it. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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