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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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Jimmy Van Heusen with Frank Sinatra in the 1950s. Van Heusen wrote dozens of songs for the crooner and became Sinatra's close friend and confidant.

Watch The Composer Who Tested Fighter Planes And Partied With Sinatra

January 26, 2013 – A cool ladies' man with a shaved head, Jimmy Van Heusen wrote dozens of hits and won four Oscars.

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In the operatic version of Doubt, Father Flynn (Matthew Worth) must defend his name after a suspicious Sister Aloysius (Christine Brewer) accuses him of sexually abusing an altar boy.

Watch New Opera Gets Benefit Of The 'Doubt'

January 25, 2013 – After a Pulitzer, a Tony and several Oscar nods, Doubt returns to the stage, this time as an opera.

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The Nazis imprisoned Czech composer Rudolf Karel (shown here in a sketch from 1945) for helping the resistance in Prague. He wrote his compositions down on toilet paper.

Read Honoring 'Our Will To Live': The Lost Music Of The Holocaust

January 25, 2013 – An Italian musicologist is resurrecting works written in World War II camps.

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Vusi Mahlasela's new album, a live recording of his 20th-anniversary show in Johannesburg, is titled Sing to the People.

Read Two Decades On, Vusi Mahlasela Still Sings 'To The People'

January 24, 2013 – The South African singer's new recording is a live concert featuring his most powerful anthems.

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On her new album, Petra Goes To The Movies, Petra Haden recreates movie themes using densely layered arrangements of her own voice.

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January 24, 2013 – Recent films, and a new album by Petra Haden, show how music can help bond a movie to the audience.

Aaron Neville's latest album, My True Story, is a collection of the doo-wop songs he grew up singing in New Orleans.

Read The 'True Story' Inside Aaron Neville's Doo-Wop World

January 24, 2013 – Neville's latest album is a collection of the songs he grew up singing in the New Orleans projects.

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A new study claims that listening to classical music makes for unsafe driving.

Read Back Off The Bach To Drive Safely

January 23, 2013 – A new study says that listening to classical music makes for unsafe driving.

The interior of the auditorium at the new SFJAZZ Center.

Read The New SFJAZZ Center, As Seen By Its Musicians

January 22, 2013 – Two artists who played the first SFJAZZ festival 30 years ago reflect on its new $64 million home.

Jose James' new studio album is titled No Beginning No End.

Read Jose James: A Broad-Minded Singer Lets The Beat Build

January 22, 2013 – Known for his proficiency in jazz, the singer employs the tools of hip-hop on his latest album.

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The mountainside Montserrat monastery, north of Barcelona, inspired Paul Moravec to write a cello concerto.

Read Musical Google Earth: Composer Paul Moravec's Sense Of Place

January 22, 2013 – The Pulitzer Prize winner composer has written appealing pieces inspired by far flung locations.

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Read Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

January 22, 2013 – Download new music from Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Parquet Courts, Amy Cook and more.

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Sean Lennon in the studio, during production of the Alter Egos soundtrack.

Read For Sean Lennon, Music Is Not A Solo Act

January 20, 2013 – Like his father, John, Lennon prefers collaboration. That spirit comes through in his new albums.

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Sunny Jain (center, with drum) leads Red Baraat. The band's latest album, Shruggy Ji, came out this month.

Read Red Baraat: A Bhangra-Powered Party Starter

January 20, 2013 – Bandleader Sunny Jain discusses the group's new album and its sweaty, explosive live shows.

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