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Fiddler Bill Stepp in Kentucky's Magoffin County in the 1930s.

Read The Kentucky Fiddler Who Inspired Aaron Copland's 'Hoe-Down'

February 10, 2013 – Bill Stepp turned the traditional tune "Bonaparte's Retreat" from a march into a hoedown.


The New York City Labor Chorus performs in 2011 at the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Old Havana.

Read NYC Labor Chorus Tries To Hit Right Note, Attract New Voices

February 9, 2013 – Can the group carry a tune and message that will draw a new generation of singers?


Frank Ocean performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2012.

Read Frank Ocean's Big Year, And What Hasn't Changed In Hip-Hop

February 9, 2013 – Ocean's six Grammy nods round out a year in which his sexuality was as big a topic as his music.


John Mark Nelson performs live on The Current in the Twin Cities.

Watch John Mark Nelson: A Teenager With Serious Talent KCMP

February 9, 2013 – Watch the 19-year-old Twin Cities songwriter and his cadre of teenage friends perform "Reminisce." KCMP

Fleet Foxes were among the many artists listeners say they turn to to survive the winter months.

Watch Your Picks For Songs To Survive The Winter

February 8, 2013 – Tell us about the Top 5 songs you've been cranking to help get you through the long winter months.

Ryan Bingham.

Listen Ryan Bingham On 'Song Travels'

February 8, 2013 – The Oscar winner performs songs with a roadhouse feel, including his own "As I Do My Dancing."


Taylor Swift gives the opening performance at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday in Los Angeles.

Read Spend Grammy Night Staring At Screens With Us!

February 8, 2013 – From Taylor Swift's opening to Mumford & Son's Album of the Year Award, we had it covered.


Producer and songwriter Jeff Bhasker is nominated for four Grammy Awards this weekend, including producer of the year, non-classical division.

Watch Famous Behind The Scenes, A Hitmaker Covets The Spotlight

February 8, 2013 – Producer Jeff Bhasker has worked with fun. and Beyonce. Now he's looking for a solo career.


We didn't expect DJ Sprinkles to dabble in indie rock.

Read In 'Letter Of Intent,' Hear Indie Rock Reimagined As Deep House

February 8, 2013 – Hear dance-music producer DJ Sprinkles' nine-minute remix of Ducktails' "Letter of Intent."

Randy Weston

Listen Randy Weston On Piano Jazz

February 8, 2013 – The pianist and composer performs a set of tunes that incorporate his experiences in Morocco.

Macklemore of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performs in Park City, Utah.

Watch The Real Story Of How Macklemore Got 'Thrift Shop' To No. 1

February 8, 2013 – A rap group out of Seattle says it rose to the top without a label. But did it?


The late American conductor James DePreist.

Read Remembering American Conductor James DePreist

February 8, 2013 – The African-American conductor flourished at a time when few black men led major orchestras.

Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read Psy Opera

February 8, 2013 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Erykah Badu performs as part of the Sugar Water Festival at the Greek Theatre on Aug. 9, 2005, in Los Angeles, Calif.

Read Singer Erykah Badu Plays Not My Job

February 8, 2013 – With Valentine's Day coming up, Badu answers three questions about super-specialized dating sites.


Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield strums his guitar, a Larrivee Parlor, on the International Space Station in December.

Read Astronaut And Rocker Pen First Earth-Space Duet

February 8, 2013 – It's the work of space station commander Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies' Ed Robertson.

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