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Martin Luther King Jr. waves to supporters during the 1963 March on Washington and President Barack Obama speaks at his first inauguration in 2009.

Read Obama's 'Hope And Virtue' Distilled In A Song

January 19, 2013 – Words from the president's first inaugural address have been set to music on a new album.


Muddy Waters, c. 1979.

Read 5 Blues Songs That Feel Your Midwinter Chill Jazz24

January 18, 2013 – Muddy Waters and Blind Willie McTell have music to help you through a month that never seems to end. Jazz24

Emeli Sande.

Read After Big Year, Emeli Sande's 'Version Of Events'

January 17, 2013 – The Scottish singer-songwriter performs for Michel Martin and chats about her whirlwind success.


"Music modulates levels of dopamine in the brain which is a chemical responsible for reward and pleasure," says author Daniel Levitin.

Read Who Needs Drugs When You've Got Music?

January 17, 2013 – When triggered by sound, chemicals in the brain can give rise to feelings of intense pleasure.

Artwork for Neutral Milk Hotel's In The Aeroplane Over The Sea.

Watch Loved By Millions, Hated By You — What To Do?

January 16, 2013 – What do you do with a classic album when everyone on earth seems to love it except you?

Andrew D'Angelo.

Read Winter Jazzfest 2013: The Sounds Of Surprise

January 15, 2013 – See photos from the nine-year-old marathon of new bands and repertoires in New York.

Pantha du Prince collaborates with the percussion ensemble The Bell Laboratory on Elements of Light.

Read As Bell Ringers Chime In, A Laptop Musician Branches Out

January 15, 2013 – Pantha du Prince collaborates with The Bell Laboratory on his latest album, Elements of Light.


Charlie Christian

Read Five Pioneers Of Electric Jazz Guitar Jazz24

January 15, 2013 – Every guitarist now playing owes something to at least one of these pioneering jazz guitarists. Jazz24

Justin Timberlake

Read Justin Timberlake Suits Up And Steps Out

January 14, 2013 – "Suit & Tie," Timberlake's first solo single in six years, is about looking good in the spotlight.

Muthoni the Drummer Queen, aka The Bauss Lady.

Watch The Drummer Queen Who Runs Nairobi Dancefloors

January 14, 2013 – She and her plus one haul the nightlife into the day, flip-flopping languages and stalking the beat.

Stefanie Drootin-Senseny and Chris Senseny are the core of Big Harp, a band the married couple formed shortly after the birth of their second child.

Watch A Married Duo Chases The Dream, Toddlers In Tow

January 13, 2013 – The band Big Harp got its start shortly after the two main members had their second child together.


Over a quarter century, Naxos Records has evolved from an industry joke to a leading force in classical music.

Read Naxos: The Little Record Label That Could (And Did)

January 13, 2013 – In the past 25 years, Naxos has gone from an industry joke to a major force in classical music.


Christopher Owens' first solo album is called Lysandre.

Read Out Of A Cult, Into The World: Owens' Transformation

January 12, 2013 – After Christopher Owens fled the cult he grew up in, he used his musical talent to launch a career.


Bob Dylan in 1962. His extremely limited-edition 50th Anniversary Collection features unreleased material from his early career.

Read Why There Are Only 100 Copies Of The New Bob Dylan Record

January 12, 2013 – Dylan's new compilation takes advantage of a change in European copyright law.


Sam Cooke in the studio in the early 1960s.

Watch A Night Out With Sam Cooke: 'Harlem Square' Turns 50

January 12, 2013 – Though now beloved, Cooke's 1963 live album was shelved by his label for more than 20 years.


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