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On her new album, Petra Goes To The Movies, Petra Haden recreates movie themes using densely layered arrangements of her own voice.

Watch How Music Transforms The Silver Screen

January 24, 2013 – Recent films, and a new album by Petra Haden, show how music can help bond a movie to the audience.

NewFound Road

Listen NewFound Road On Mountain Stage

January 24, 2013 – Hear the band blend traditional pop, folk, soul and bluegrass, recorded live in West Virginia.


Aaron Neville's latest album, My True Story, is a collection of the doo-wop songs he grew up singing in New Orleans.

Read The 'True Story' Inside Aaron Neville's Doo-Wop World

January 24, 2013 – Neville's latest album is a collection of the songs he grew up singing in the New Orleans projects.


A new study claims that listening to classical music makes for unsafe driving.

Read Back Off The Bach To Drive Safely

January 23, 2013 – A new study says that listening to classical music makes for unsafe driving.


Read Tanlines On World Cafe WXPN

January 23, 2013 – Hear the Brooklyn-based dance-pop duo play a few songs from its debut album, Mixed Emotions. WXPN


Chick Corea (piano) and Bill Frisell duet during the opening night concert at the new SFJAZZ Center.

Listen SFJAZZ Center Opening Night: Live In Concert

January 23, 2013 – Master musicians like McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea and the SFJAZZ Collective performed together.


Reneé Fleming (right) and Susan Graham — two "cheerful Americans" often mistaken for each other — are planning an intimate evening of French song.

Read Reneé Fleming And Susan Graham At Carnegie Hall

January 23, 2013 – The two opera stars will conjure the intimate atmosphere of the 19th-century Parisian salon.

Antoni O'Breskey

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Celtic Piano

January 23, 2013 – Antoni O'Breskey, Micháel Ó Súilleabháin headline an hour of Celtic piano music.


Beyonce at the inauguration.

Watch Beyonce May Have Been Live And Pre-recorded

January 23, 2013 – Listen closely and you can hear two Beyonces, an audio engineer says.

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

Watch Nick Cave To Kick Off NPR Music's SXSW Showcase

January 23, 2013 – The group opens our showcase at the festival in Austin, Texas, on night of Mar. 13.


Watch Whitehorse On Mountain Stage

January 23, 2013 – Together, Canadians Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet play powerful, guitar-driven folk-rock.


The interior of the auditorium at the new SFJAZZ Center.

Read The New SFJAZZ Center, As Seen By Its Musicians

January 22, 2013 – Two artists who played the first SFJAZZ festival 30 years ago reflect on its new $64 million home.

Jose James' new studio album is titled No Beginning No End.

Read Jose James: A Broad-Minded Singer Lets The Beat Build

January 22, 2013 – Known for his proficiency in jazz, the singer employs the tools of hip-hop on his latest album.


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