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Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, winner of Album of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards. To date, the band's winning album, Babel, has sold 1,737,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

Read A Brief History Of The Grammy Sales Bump

February 15, 2013 – The Grammy Award for Album of the Year promises a huge increase in sales, but results may vary.

Pianist Darrell Grant is one of the anchors of the Portland jazz community.

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

Richard Thompson's new album is titled Electric.

Read Richard Thompson's New Album Examines 'Electric' Love

February 14, 2013 – The singer-songwriter often writes songs about his complex relationships with women.

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A 16-inch lacquer disc, a format used in the 1930s, from the collection of the Library of Congress. Most of the lacquer, the part of the disc where the sound was etched, has been lost to decay.

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February 13, 2013 – The Library of Congress has released a plan for preserving the country's archive of recorded audio.

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Jim James' solo debut is titled Regions of Light and Sound of God.

Watch Jim James: On A Spiritual Quest In The Digital Age

February 13, 2013 – The My Morning Jacket singer seeks authenticity in a world of artifice on his first solo album.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa.

Read Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bicultural Jazz, Ever Shifting

February 13, 2013 – The saxophonist and his quartet cross-pollinate Indian classical music and Captain Beefheart.

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Composer Peter Lieberson wrote his Neruda Songs for his wife, mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.

Read Measures Of Affection: Five Musical Love Letters

February 14, 2013 – For ages composers have written love letters, but not with words on paper. Their language is music.

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Brooklyn songwriter Katie Mullins has a fan in WNYC's John Schaefer.

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

February 27, 2013 – Download new music from from The Milk Carton Kids, Cayucas, Chance the Rapper and more.

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Bonnie "Prince" Billy performing onstage at Lincoln Center's Allen Room February 7.

Watch Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Adjusts His Crown

February 13, 2013 – The eccentric and fairly revered folk-rock singer-songwriter is dipping his toes in the mainstream.

Donald Byrd onstage, in an image circulated by his record label at the time, Blue Note Records.

Watch Remembering Donald Byrd, Jazz Trumpeter Who Spanned Generations

February 11, 2013 – Byrd helped to develop hard bop jazz, and his funkier recordings shaped black pop music for years.

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Members of eighth blackbird performing at the pre-telecast Grammy Awards Sunday.

Read Classical Grammys 2013: Same Old Winners, Bold New Music

February 11, 2013 – From very belated Lifetime Achievements to Classical Compendium nonsense: Deceptive Cadence's take.

Doris Day's somber 1958 version of "Hooray for Hollywood," which was included on an album of the same name, better reflects the song's creatively complicated lyrics.

Read Hollywood's 'Hooray': Hardly A Happy Hymn

February 11, 2013 – "Hooray for Hollywood" might be ubiquitous, but the go-to Movieland tune has a curious backstory.

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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.

Read Mumford & Sons Take Home Album Of The Year Grammy

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

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

Read High School Marching Bands Lay Down The Beat Of Mardi Gras

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

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

Read The Kentucky Fiddler Who Inspired Aaron Copland's 'Hoe-Down'

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

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