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Marcos Valle in Los Angeles in 1968.

Read Reissued And Relevant, Marcos Valle's '70s Bossa Nova Returns

February 5, 2013 – Four of the Brazilian singer-songwriter's classic records are being re-released this week.

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Composer Mohammed Fairouz, whose hour-long chamber opera Sumeida's Song recently appeared on recording and on stage.

Read Lean But Seen: The Joy Of Smaller Opera

February 5, 2013 – An intense yet modestly scaled opera Sumeia's Song by composer Mohammed Fairouz offers a model.

Karen Carpenter, of The Carpenters, performs in London in 1974.

Watch Remembering Karen Carpenter, 30 Years Later

February 4, 2013 – Joel Samberg makes a case for the late singer's legacy, which remains a source of disagreement.

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My Bloody Valentine's Bilinda Butcher during the band's set at Coachella in 2009.

Watch Listening To My Bloody Valentine Three Ways

February 4, 2013 – Three writers spent Sunday soaking in the the band's first album in 22 years.

Read Does Classical Music Have A Transgender Problem?

February 4, 2013 – A moving essay in the New York Times by pianist Sara Davis Buechner poses many questions.

Yo La Tengo's new album is titled Fade.

Read Yo La Tengo: Decades In And Far From Fading

February 4, 2013 – The band's new album, Fade, demonstrates that Yo La Tengo is all grown up but not at all stuffy.

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Beyonce performs during the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday night.

Read The Roots Of Beyonce's Super Bowl Spectacular

February 4, 2013 – Sunday's display of imperial charisma was an illusion, but what a substantial one.

Once a poet and an English teacher, Jim McCormick has become a powerhouse Nashville songwriter.

Watch A Tenacious Wordsmith Hits It Big In Nashville

February 3, 2013 – Once an English teacher and poet, Jim McCormick has become one of country music's hottest lyricists.

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At age 76, musician Kris Kristofferson is still writing songs. His new album is called Feeling Mortal.

Read Kris Kristofferson On Writing For — And Outliving — His Idols

February 3, 2013 – The legendary songwriter is still performing at 76. His latest album is called Feeling Mortal.

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Afghanistan's youth orchestra performs in Kabul on Jan. 31. The orchestra is coming to the U.S. and will appear at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

Read From A Land Where Music Was Banned — To Carnegie Hall

February 3, 2013 – Young Afghans will be performing at some of the most prestigious venues in the U.S.

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Wayne Shorter turns 80 this year. His newest album is called Without a Net.

Read Wayne Shorter On Jazz: 'How Do You Rehearse The Unknown?'

February 2, 2013 – The 79-year-old saxophonist and composer discusses his new album Without a Net.

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Stride piano pioneer James P. Johnson had dreams of becoming a successful symphonic composer.

Watch Treasures In The Attic: Finding A Jazz Master's Lost Orchestral Music

February 2, 2013 – Conductor Marin Alsop retraces her steps in uncovering symphonic work of James P. Johnson.

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Rock musician Dave Grohl recorded Nirvana's Nevermind at L.A.'s Sound City Studios; now, he's turned his musical memories of the place into a documentary film of the same name.

Read 'Sound City': Music And Memories In An L.A. Landmark

January 31, 2013 – Dave Grohl lights up a famed L.A. studio for one last session in the documentary Sound City.

Jack DeJohnette.

Read A 'Special Edition' Box Set Of Jack DeJohnette And Band

January 31, 2013 – A new four-CD box set highlights the music of the jazz keyboardist and drummer.

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Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite's new collaborative album is titled Get Up!

Read Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite Get Muddy

January 31, 2013 – The singer-songwriter and the harmonica legend team up on a new album of original blues songs.

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