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Read History As Symphony: The African-American Experience In Jazz Suites WFIU
February 21, 2013 – Composers such as Duke Ellington have captured black history in long-form works. Hear five examples. WFIU
Watch Where Does The Harlem Shake Actually Come From?
Watch Long Before The Harlem Shake, We Did The Shimmy
Watch After 30 Years, I Finally Went To A Barry Manilow Concert
February 21, 2013 – For writer Danyel Smith, the show wasn't kitschy — it fulfilled the dreams of her 13-year-old self.
Watch Mindy McCready, Whose Life Was A Country Song, Has Died
February 18, 2013 – The country singer with the wide-open sob in her voice and a high-drama life was 37.
Read 'China's Leonard Cohen' Calls Out Political Corruption
February 18, 2013 – The eccentric singer's lyrics address food scandals, forced housing demolitions and abuses of power.
Read Days With John And Yoko: A Writer Remembers
Watch Haitian Musicians Get By With A Little Help From Their Friends
February 17, 2013 – Natural disasters have wracked the tiny nation, inspiring a few survivors to speak out in song.
Read Jonas Kaufmann On Wagner: 'It's Like A Drug Sometimes'
February 16, 2013 – The man called the greatest living Wagnerian tenor says he's bound by duty to honor the composer.
Read Can You Learn To Like Music You Hate?
Read From Bow To Baton: Violinist Joshua Bell Conducts Beethoven
February 18, 2013 – The acclaimed soloist leads a venerable orchestra through two beloved pieces.
Read A Brief History Of The Grammy Sales Bump
Read Survey The Portland Jazz Scene With Five Great Tunes KMHD
February 14, 2013 – The Portland Jazz Festival, opening Friday, turns the spotlight on a diverse community of talent. KMHD
Read Richard Thompson's New Album Examines 'Electric' Love
February 14, 2013 – The singer-songwriter often writes songs about his complex relationships with women.