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The Andrews Sisters (from left, Maxene, Patty and LaVerne) in the 1940s. Patty was the star of the sibling act.

Watch Patty Andrews, Leader Of The Andrews Sisters, Dies

January 31, 2013 – The youngest of the boogie-woogie sibling act, Andrews was 94 years old.

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Butch Morris leads a conduction at the 2007 Skopje Jazz Festival in Macedonia.

Read Remembering Butch Morris, The Man Who Conducted Improvisation

January 30, 2013 – With a wide variety of musicians, he pioneered a system of spontaneous arranging called Conduction.

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Miles Davis' Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 is a compilation of previously unreleased material performed by a short-lived incarnation of his touring band.

Read A 1969 Bootleg Unearths Miles Davis' 'Lost' Quintet

January 30, 2013 – Live recordings capture a groundbreaking artist between two vastly different periods in his career.

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Watch A Little Part Of Poulenc In All Of Us

January 30, 2013 – Recalling the brilliant contradictions in the French composer on the 50th anniversary of his death.

Singer-songwriter and actress Paloma Faith's new album is titled Fall to Grace.

Read Paloma Faith's 'Fall To Grace' Is A Keeper

January 30, 2013 – A U.K. singer influenced by classic R&B and pop, Faith has been compared to Amy Winehouse and Adele.

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The cover of Dawn Richard's Goldenheart.

Watch All The Singular Ladies: 6 Women At The Cutting Edge Of R&B

January 30, 2013 – In 2013, women are poised to take the mantle of progressive R&B. Here are a few worth watching.

Butch Morris in Amsterdam in 1986.

Read Butch Morris, Jazz Bandleader And Conductor, Dies

January 29, 2013 – Over 25 years, he pioneered a new system of ensemble improvisation he called conduction.

Thom Yorke of Atoms For Peace. Not pictured from the band: Nigel Godrich, Flea, Mauro Refosco and Joey Waronker.

Watch Thom Yorke And Friends On Making Music As Atoms For Peace

January 29, 2013 – The Radiohead singer and two bandmates discuss the process of recording their new album, Amok.

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Postal rates for domestic first-class mail went up just a penny this week, but for businesses that ship packages internationally — like small record labels — the rate increases are much larger.

Read Rising Postal Rates Squeeze Small Record Labels

January 29, 2013 – Shipping CDs and LPs overseas just got more expensive. Labels say costs will trickle down to fans.

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Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn relied on each other to shape their very different musical careers.

Watch Meet The Musical Mendelssohns: Felix And Fanny

January 28, 2013 – String quartets by the siblings are featured in a new album by the venturesome Ebène Quartet.

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Big Freedia (the stage name of New Orleans native Freddie Ross) is one of the biggest stars of the hip-hop subculture known as bounce.

Watch Big Freedia Lays Out The Basics Of Bounce

January 27, 2013 – Freedia may be the most visible star of the hard-dancing hip-hop subculture out of New Orleans.

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Trixie Whitley first emerged several years ago as the lead singer of the Daniel Lanois project Black Dub. Her debut as a solo artist is called Fourth Corner.

Read Trixie Whitley: Songs For A Charmed — And Checkered — Life

January 27, 2013 – Whitley was born with a musical pedigree and began her career with a super-producer's endorsement.

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Hugh Panaro is The Phantom and Sierra Boggess is Christine in the 25th anniversary cast of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.

Read 25 Years Strong, 'Phantom Of The Opera' Kills And Kills Again

January 27, 2013 – Phantom on Saturday became the first show in Broadway history to run for a quarter century.

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Adam Ant's first album in 17 years, Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter, is an ersatz musical memoir.

Watch After 17 Years, Adam Ant Transforms Again

January 26, 2013 – The man behind "Goody Two Shoes" hasn't made a record in two decades, but he's been busy all along.

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