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Listen The Conductor Who Gained Power By Giving It Up
Read Jazz Great Hugh Masekela, Fresh Because He's Fascinated
April 17, 2013 – The South African trumpeter says at age 74, "I feel like I'm just beginning."
Watch This Was 1993: 20 Years Ago I Heard The Perfect Rap Song
April 17, 2013 – Writer Kiese Laymon swore that hip-hop would never be the same after The Coup's "Not Yet Free."
Read 'For My Health': The Latter Days Of Levon Helm
Read How Taxes And Moving Changed The Sound Of Jazz
Watch Appreciating A Pillar Of The Chicago Sound: Trumpeter Bud Herseth
April 16, 2013 – The legendary trumpeter spent 53 years as principal in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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
Watch Caroline Shaw, 30, Wins Pulitzer For Music
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.
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.
Read Nick Drake: 'A Real Musician's Musician'
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.
Read Thao Nguyen's Musical Life Is Far From 'Common'
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.
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.