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Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read One Way To Solve The Classical Music Labor Crisis

January 11, 2013 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Conductor Simon Rattle, who has reportedly told the Berlin Philharmonic he will leave his post there in 2018.

Read Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week

January 11, 2013 – Rattle says the clock is ticking and Muti has the flu: The classical music world's breaking news.

Local Natives performed at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studios in Santa Monica.

Watch Front Row: Local Natives KCRW

January 11, 2013 – Watch the band showcase several songs from its upcoming album, Hummingbird, at KCRW. KCRW

Amanda Shires.

Listen Amanda Shires On Mountain Stage

January 11, 2013 – The singer, songwriter and fiddler performs songs from her latest album, Carrying Lightning.


Nuyorican trombonist Willie Colon.

Read Latin Roots: Bomba Y Plena WXPN

January 10, 2013 – In an interview, Grammy-winning producer Aaron Levinson discusses two beloved traditional genres. WXPN


Graham Parker and the Rumour.

Read Graham Parker And The Rumour On World Cafe WXPN

January 10, 2013 – The British band, reunited after 30-plus years, performs new songs and discusses its film debut. WXPN


Wayne Shorter.

Read 15 Jazz Albums To Look Out For In 2013

January 10, 2013 – The new year's major releases so far feature a few living legends and a lot of drummers in charge.

Greg Saunier (left) and Sean Lennon of the band Mystical Weapons.

Watch Sean Lennon's Latest Project: Just Making Stuff Up

January 10, 2013 – The music is entirely improvised, but takes on new meaning in the hands of animator Martha Colburn.

Tell us your hopes for classical music  in 2013.

Read Symphonic Resolutions: What's On Your Classical Music Wish List?

January 10, 2013 – Join a discussion of New Year's resolutions to help cure the troubled side of classical music.

Author Sandra Cisneros.

Listen Cooking Tamales For The Beatles: Guest DJ Sandra Cisneros

January 10, 2013 – The celebrated Chicana author swings by to discuss life, literature and the music that moves her.


Read Song Premiere: The Besnard Lakes, 'People Of The Sticks'

January 10, 2013 – The Canadian-based band is back with another soaringly gorgeous album.

Ben Lee.

Listen Ben Lee On Mountain Stage

January 10, 2013 – The Australian singer-songwriter performs his dreamily personal acoustic songs on today's show.


How do you pick a song for a father and daughter's wedding dance without spiraling into sappiness?

Watch A Father-Daughter Dance That Won't Make Everyone Gag

January 10, 2013 – Tips on a sap-free wedding dance, and ways to balance current favorites with the music of our youth.

Gustavo Dudamel conducts Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at Carnegie Hall.

Read Echoes Of 2012: A Classical Music Quiz

January 9, 2013 – Try your hand at nailing the big and not so big stories of the past year in this interactive quiz.

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