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Read Chronicle Of A Death Foretold: New York City Opera Shuts Its Doors
October 2, 2013 – After a round of emergency fundraising failed, New York's "People's Opera" is shutting down.
Watch Lorde Doesn't Have A Bentley, But The Charts Will Do
September 30, 2013 – Lorde's hit "Royals" is just about the opposite of anything you'd hear from her pop peers.
Watch Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Is No. 1, But Is It A Real Hit?
September 30, 2013 – On a chart with a history of one-off and faddish No. 1 hits, the song is part of a long tradition.
Watch The Jazz Documentarian Who Won The Lottery
Watch Drizzy Sings The Blues
Read Chvrches Talks Technology (And 'Ghostbusters')
Read 'If It Swings': An Asian-American Jazzman's Pioneering Career
September 28, 2013 – Gabe Baltazar's career began in the shadow of WWII, amid smoldering anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S.
Watch Bumpy, Bikers And The Story Behind 'Leader Of The Pack'
September 26, 2013 – A new compilation collects Shadow Morton's hits for The Shangri-Las, Iron Butterfly and Janis Ian.
Read The Choice Is Yours: 10 Great Rap Release Dates Of The 1990s
September 25, 2013 – The fat spectrum of hip-hop music released in the '90s made Tuesdays a day of tough decisions.
Read In New Afro-Cuban Music, Ancient Tradition Meets Future Shock
September 24, 2013 – After 30 years, Michele Rosewoman and Francisco Mora-Catlett recorded their otherworldly Latin jazz.
Watch ?uestlove And Elvis Costello On Writing Together
Read Walking The Sunset Strip, A Fading Beacon Of Cool
Read Leonard Bernstein's Unconventional 'Anxiety'
Read Opera Star Jessye Norman Picks Her Favorite Jazz Singers WBGO
September 20, 2013 – The soprano tells WBGO that studying jazz vocalists influenced the way she interprets songs. WBGO
Watch Sacred Strings Guide Gospel Through Thunder And Steel
September 18, 2013 – For the Church of the Living God in Toccopola, Miss., the lap steel guitar channels a divine voice.