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Vijay Iyer practices in his home.

Watch Take A Tour Of MacArthur Genius Vijay Iyer's Home Q2

New York's Q2 Music offers a glimpse inside the pianist and composer's home in Harlem. Q2

Evidently, pianist Kris Bowers' bookshelf includes James Baldwin's uncollected writings and Robin Kelley's biography of Thelonious Monk.

Watch The History Of Jazz Piano In 11 Minutes

In a new video, young gun Kris Bowers takes a tour from ragtime and stride through the present day.

The Darcys

Watch The Darcys, 'Hunting'

The video for The Darcys' powerful song "Hunting" shows life's dark side through a rear window view.

To what musician do these very fashionable shoes belong?

Read Puzzler: Match The Band To Its Shoes

Can you tell what a band's music will sound like just by looking at their shoes?

Vadim Salmanov's four symphonies are reissued in live performances conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky.

Read Angst And Excellence In Forgotten Soviet Symphonies

A set of post-World War II Russian symphonies recovers a neglected composer, Vadim Salmanov.

Conductor Robert Spano is returning to Carnegie Hall with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to perform Benjamin Britten's War Requiem.

Read Live Wednesday: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall WQXR

Conductor Robert Spano leads the orchestra and chorus in Benjamin Britten's searing War Requiem. WQXR

A scene from the video for Melaena Cadiz's song "Needles River."

Watch First Watch: Melaena Cadiz, 'Needles River'

The video for Melaena Cadiz's rustic earworm, "Needles River," strikes a surreal and ghostly tone.

In a 25-year career, Damon Albarn's new Everyday Robots is his first true solo album.

Read Damon Albarn On 'Everyday Robots' And The Birth Of Britpop

Albarn says the sound he helped create with Blur in the 1990s was not a celebration, but a reaction.

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Nellie McKay.

Listen Nellie McKay On Mountain Stage

April 23, 2014 – The eccentric musician performs songs from an upcoming project that remains unreleased.

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An image from The Smith Center's production of Shakespeare's The Tempest in Las Vegas.

Watch For Shakespeare's 450th Birthday, Here's An Unusual Tempest

April 23, 2014 – The Las Vegas production features music by Tom Waits and direction by the magician Teller.

Angélique Kidjo

Listen Angélique Kidjo On World Cafe WXPN

April 23, 2014 – The inspirational singer from Benin has a new album dedicated to the women of Africa. WXPN

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CRAN.

Listen The Thistle & Shamrock: ...And Three

April 23, 2014 – This hour features classic combinations and perfectly balanced musical trios.

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Jessica Lea Mayfield.

Watch For Jessica Lea Mayfield, Sometimes Sanity Is The Better Option

April 23, 2014 – Make My Head Sing... is full of unreliable narrators who sometimes revel in their own bad decisions.

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