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The McCrary Sisters on Mountain Stage.

Listen The McCrary Sisters On Mountain Stage

February 8, 2013 – The Nashville family has recorded with Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, to name a few.


Puerto Rican hip-hop artist Tego Calderon outside his studio, El Sitio, in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Read Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Icon Tego Calderon Mixes Prose And Politics

February 8, 2013 – The legendary rapper's danceable music also tackles the issue of Puerto Rican independence.


Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys performs in England last August. Along with five nominations for his band, Auerbach is nominated for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical division.

Read In A Diverse World, Grammy Sticks To Its Values

February 8, 2013 – In pop's era of infinite playlists, some surprisingly traditional ideas still endure at the Grammys.


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' new album, Push the Sky Away, comes out Feb. 19.

Read First Listen: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, 'Push The Sky Away'

February 8, 2013 – Cave's songs seethe and surprise, marked by gorgeous strings and grabby, pervy innuendo.

Cover art for the "Good Vibrations" single, released in 1966.

Watch The Real Instrument Behind The Sound In 'Good Vibrations'

February 7, 2013 – Remembering the musician whose invention is almost always mistaken for a theremin.


Jaleel Shaw.

Watch Jaleel Shaw Quartet: Live In Concert WBGO

February 7, 2013 – The jazz alto saxophonist returns to his alma mater to lead his own band in a live concert webcast. WBGO


A.C. Newman.

Read A.C. Newman On World Cafe WXPN

February 7, 2013 – Hear The New Pornographers' singer play songs from his latest solo album, Shut Down the Streets. WXPN


J Dilla in the studio of fellow producer Madlib.

Watch Why J Dilla May Be Jazz's Latest Great Innovator

February 7, 2013 – The legacy of the late hip-hop producer extended far beyond the beats he painstakingly created.

Read Get Dumb: The Knuckle-Draggin' Riffs Of Endless Boogie

February 7, 2013 – "The Savagist" has the kind of boozy blues riff that sounds like boots sucking up mud.

Nataly Dawn, known as the voice of the YouTube-savvy duo Pomplamoose, makes her solo debut with How I Knew Her.

Read A New Day For Singer Nataly Dawn

February 7, 2013 – The voice of the YouTube-savvy duo Pomplamoose, Dawn is releasing her first solo album.


Do breakup songs just make everything worse?

Watch The Good Listener: Why Do We Need Breakup Songs? Aren't We Suffering Enough?

February 7, 2013 – Can breakup songs be for more than wallowing? Can you reclaim music that conjures harsh memories?

Billie Holiday topped Jazz24's list of the greatest jazz vocal songs with "Strange Fruit."

Read The Mix: 50 Great Jazz Vocals Jazz24

February 7, 2013 – We asked our audience to rank their favorite lyrical songs in the jazz canon. Listen to the results. Jazz24

Composer-performer Max Richter (right) brings his revamped Vivaldi to Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge.

Watch Max Richter In Concert: Reimagining Vivaldi Q2

February 7, 2013 – The inventive composer performs a Four Seasons makeover with violinist Daniel Hope. Q2

The Pines.

Listen The Pines On Mountain Stage

February 7, 2013 – The ethereal folk-rock band makes its first appearance on Mountain Stage, live in Bristol, Tenn./Va.


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