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Watch Calvin Harris On Dance-Pop As A 'Futuristic Experiment'
December 8, 2012 – The Scottish producer behind Rihanna's "We Found Love" has thoroughly infiltrated American pop.
Listen Tracey Thorn Finds Joy And Angst In Christmas Songs
December 8, 2012 – On Tinsel and Lights, the English singer confronts the holiday season's mixed blessings.
Watch 'Mellon Collie' Mystery Girl
Watch Barry Manilow On Singing Standards And His Real Job
December 7, 2012 – The pop legend spoke to Morning Edition about the Great American Songbook, his career and "Mandy."
Watch Dave Brubeck: Beyond 'Take Five'
Listen Anonymous 4 Marks A Milestone Year, Together And Alone
December 6, 2012 – Composer David Lang's work for the vocal quartet reflects the modern world, not mythology.
Watch 3 Strings And A Snakeskin: Okinawa's Native Instrument
December 6, 2012 – In subtropical Japan, the simple-looking, tough-to-master sanshin is a ubiquitous part of life.
Listen Remembering The Vital Force Of Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck
December 5, 2012 – One of the most recognized and recognizable musicians of the postwar era has died one day shy of 92.
Listen Two Malian Guitar Greats, Gone But Still Wailing
Watch Saviors Of Local Soul: The Archival Science Of The Numero Group
December 4, 2012 – Reissue labels generally fly below the radar, but the Numero Group has made a name for itself.
Watch A $100 Guitar Makes A 30,000-Mile Odyssey
Listen The Evens: The Power Of Turning Down The Volume
Read The Week In Music: What To Read Now, Been Around The Block Edition
December 2, 2012 – An anniversary celebration, a conversation about reminiscing and an interview with a lifer.
Watch Dozens Of Covers Later, 'Hallelujah' Endures
Watch Elizabeth LaPrelle: Carrying On The Appalachian Tradition
December 2, 2012 – Though she's only 25, the ballad singer says she's "excited to sound like a creepy old lady."