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Read Prince Fans, Prepare For The Deluge

April 19, 2014 – After a deal with his old record label, Prince will reissue Purple Rain for its 30th anniversary.

Sturgill Simpson's second album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, takes inspiration from both Ray Charles and research into near-death experiences.

Watch God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

April 17, 2014 – Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

Kanye West performing in New York City, 2012

Read Why We Fight About Pop Music

April 15, 2014 – Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams has won the Pulitzer Prize for music with an homage to the sea called Become Ocean.

Listen Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

April 14, 2014 – Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.


Big Boi (left) and Andre 3000 perform on stage at Coachella during the first stop on OutKast's reunion tour.

Watch Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

April 14, 2014 – The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.


Gustav Mahler wanted each of his symphonies to contain a world of emotions and ideas.

Read A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

April 12, 2014 – An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.


Jesse Winchester performs live in The Netherlands in 2011.

Watch Jesse Winchester, Musician And Muse To Icons, Dies At 69

April 11, 2014 – The singer-songwriter counted Emmylou Harris and Elvis Costello among his fans.


Jayne Cortez in 1996. The poet often recorded her poems to improvised music.

Read 5 Points Where Poetry Meets Jazz

April 11, 2014 – Hear a sampling of collisions between the written word and the improvised solo.


Watch E-40: 'I'm On The West Coast, Eating'

April 9, 2014 – The Bay Area legend on his career, Master P, Lil Jon, T-Pain, Tupac and Too Short.


Contralto Marian Anderson sang at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, April 9, 1939, to an estimated crowd of 75,000 people.

Watch Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation

April 9, 2014 – Seventy-five years ago, Marian Anderson sang before a crowd of 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial.


The view at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.

Read A Rational Conversation: A European's View On Coachella And U.S. Festivals

April 8, 2014 – One of the founders of Barcelona's Primavera Sound on booking adventurously and lazy promoters.

Rick Blaine, the sentimental tough guy in Casablanca, pined for "As Time Goes By."

Watch Play It Again And Again, Sam

April 7, 2014 – 90 percent of the music we listen to, we've heard before.


David Lamb (left), here with his Brown Bird bandmate MorganEve Swain, died Saturday of complications from leukemia.

Watch David Lamb Of Folk Duo Brown Bird Dies At 35

April 7, 2014 – The singer, whose music explored blues and country, died Saturday after a fight with leukemia.

These guys can get along. Why can't we? Kanye West (left) and Justin Vernon in 2010.

Read Make Peace With Pop: 6 Songs That Prove Pop Gets Along With Everyone

April 4, 2014 – Some writers have argued that music criticism is unhealthily obsessed with pop.

9th Wonder addresses Harvard students in a scene from the documentary The Hip-Hop Fellow, which chronicles a year the producer spent teaching hip-hop culture as an academic subject.

Watch Hip-Hop Academy: Inside A Beatmaker's Harvard Class

April 4, 2014 – "Nobody from hip-hop was supposed to go to Harvard without a degree," says producer 9th Wonder.


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