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Mumford & Sons (from left: Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall) accept the award for album of the year at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

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February 11, 2013 – No single act dominated, but rock bands — including The Black Keys and fun. — fared well.


The McDonogh 35 High School band marches in a parade to usher in the Carnival Season.

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February 10, 2013 – Students at New Orleans' McDonogh 35 march up to six miles a night to usher in the Carnival season.


Fiddler Bill Stepp in Kentucky's Magoffin County in the 1930s.

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February 10, 2013 – Bill Stepp turned the traditional tune "Bonaparte's Retreat" from a march into a hoedown.


Frank Ocean performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2012.

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February 9, 2013 – Ocean's six Grammy nods round out a year in which his sexuality was as big a topic as his music.


Producer and songwriter Jeff Bhasker is nominated for four Grammy Awards this weekend, including producer of the year, non-classical division.

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February 8, 2013 – Producer Jeff Bhasker has worked with fun. and Beyonce. Now he's looking for a solo career.


Macklemore of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performs in Park City, Utah.

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February 8, 2013 – A rap group out of Seattle says it rose to the top without a label. But did it?


The late American conductor James DePreist.

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February 8, 2013 – The African-American conductor flourished at a time when few black men led major orchestras.

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys performs in England last August. Along with five nominations for his band, Auerbach is nominated for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical division.

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February 8, 2013 – In pop's era of infinite playlists, some surprisingly traditional ideas still endure at the Grammys.


J Dilla in the studio of fellow producer Madlib.

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February 7, 2013 – The legacy of the late hip-hop producer extended far beyond the beats he painstakingly created.

Justin Bieber on stage in December. Bieber's 2012 album Believe, despite selling over 1,000,000 copies, wasn't nominated for a single Grammy Award.

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February 7, 2013 – The voting rules for the awards almost always leave room for disappointment or confusion.


Lena Hughes recorded one album of Southern parlor music before her death in 1998.

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February 6, 2013 – The only album ever recorded by the masterful Lena Hughes acts as a kind of time capsule.


The Pharcyde (from left to right, Tre "SlimKid3" Hardson, Romye Robinson, Emandu "Imani" Wilcox and Derrick "Fatlip" Stewart) backstage at KMEL's Summer Jam in July 1993 in Mountain View, Calif.

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February 6, 2013 – In November of 1992 the unruly, exuberant quartet loosed their debut album upon the world.

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February 6, 2013 – Marcus Gilmore, 25, is in high demand these days. So is his grandpa: jazz legend Roy Haynes.

Jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen has a new album out called Claroscuro.

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February 6, 2013 – On a new album, Claroscuro, the clarinetist explores influences from Louis Armstrong to Latin jazz.


Reg Presley in Hamburg, circa 1965.

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February 5, 2013 – The lead singer of The Troggs, who had a string of hits in the 1960s, was 71.


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