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The pianist and saxophonist Kyle Shepherd is one of Cape Town's most highly tipped musicians.

Read South By South Africa: 5 Jazz Acts From The Rainbow Nation WBGO

April 16, 2013 – The Cape Town International Jazz Festival, one of Africa's largest, featured all five of these acts. WBGO

Caroline Shaw, winner of this year's music Pulitzer, performing with the ACME ensemble in New York in September 2012.

Watch Caroline Shaw, 30, Wins Pulitzer For Music

April 15, 2013 – The youthful composer, violinist and vocalist is one of just a handful of female musician winners.

Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson also teaches a class at New York University called "Topics in Recorded Music: Classic Albums."

Read Tall Glass Of Rock Star-Ness: A Q&A With Questlove

April 15, 2013 – Questlove, drummer and co-founder of The Roots, talks about his upcoming memoir.

The late Colin Davis conducting the last night of Proms at London's Royal Albert Hall in September 1968.

Watch Remembering Colin Davis, A Conductor Beloved Late In Life

April 14, 2013 – The knighted English conductor who won three Grammys died at age 85 on Sunday.

The cover photo from Nick Drake's 1969 debut, Five Leaves Left, produced by Joe Boyd.

Read Nick Drake: 'A Real Musician's Musician'

April 14, 2013 – Joe Boyd is releasing an album of performances culled from a series of Nick Drake tribute concerts.


Yeah Yeah Yeahs' new album is titled Mosquito.

Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs On Love Songs, New York And Transforming On Stage

April 14, 2013 – Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase discuss their history, chemistry and the new album Mosquito.


Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's new album is titled We The Common.

Read Thao Nguyen's Musical Life Is Far From 'Common'

April 13, 2013 – A trip to a California women's prison inspired much of the folk-rocker's latest LP, We the Common.


Rudolph Cronau's drawing of Wagner's opera house, Bayreuth, flanked by his birthplace (left) and place of death.

Read Extreme Drama: The Life And Music Of Richard Wagner

April 13, 2013 – For the bicentennial of the controversial composer's birth, conductor Marin Alsop rethinks Wagner.


Alvaro Perez volunteers as a DJ at a socialist party stand in Caracas, Venezuela, playing songs in support of candidate Nicolas Maduro.

Read The Music Of The Venezuelan Presidential Campaigns

April 12, 2013 – In Caracas, music supporting the candidates for the Venezuelan presidency is a constant presence.


Morrissey, an outspoken critic of Margaret Thatcher, is one of many U.K. musicians who responded to the late British leader's reforms in song.

Watch The Thatcher Era's Effect On British Music

April 12, 2013 – The late British leader inspired a wealth of music in the U.K. — some glowing, some grim.


Earl "Fatha" Hines' band featured the likes of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.

Read Earl Hines: Big Bands And Beyond On A New Box Set

April 11, 2013 – Hines' right hand played lines in bright, clear octaves. His left hand had a mind of its own.


A company called ReDigi wants to help you sell digital music you no longer want.

Read Whose MP3s Are They, Anyway?

April 11, 2013 – Is it legal to resell digital albums or e-books you don't want anymore?


Take Me to the Dance is the latest album from Freshlyground.

Read Freshlyground: Polished African Pop On The Global Dance Floor

April 10, 2013 – Driven by Zolani Mahola's powerhouse voice, the band's new album reflects South African aspirations.


Kurt Vile.

Read Talking 21st Century Songwriting With Kurt Vile

April 10, 2013 – While his star rose, the songwriter made a languid, epic riposte to analysis and expectation.

A new 63-disc box offers a complete retrospective of the Man in Black's storied career.

Read Johnny Cash's Columbia Catalog Out Now — As A 63-Disc Box Set

April 10, 2013 – The music Cash made while under contract with the label is now available as an imposing reissue.


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