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Cover art for Fleetwood Mac's Rumors album.

Read Is Fleetwood Mac's Expanded 'Rumours' A Bit Much?

February 4, 2013 – The reissued 1977 album includes several bonus tracks, but critic Tom Moon wonders if it's worth it.

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Cantus performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 3, 2012.

Watch Cantus: Tiny Desk Concert

February 4, 2013 – The a cappella ensemble sings widely divergent songs from American, European and Sufi traditions.

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Singer Angelique Kidjo of Benin performs during the opening concert for the soccer World Cup at Orlando stadium in Soweto, South Africa, June 10, 2010.

Read For Kidjo, Musicians Must Be The Country's Voice

February 4, 2013 – Angelique Kidjo says the power of music will always triumph.

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Yo La Tengo's new album is titled Fade.

Read Yo La Tengo: Decades In And Far From Fading

February 4, 2013 – The band's new album, Fade, demonstrates that Yo La Tengo is all grown up but not at all stuffy.

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Beyonce performs during the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday night.

Read The Roots Of Beyonce's Super Bowl Spectacular

February 4, 2013 – Sunday's display of imperial charisma was an illusion, but what a substantial one.

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra's new album, The Jazz Age, comes out Feb. 12.

Read First Listen: The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, 'The Jazz Age'

February 4, 2013 – Ferry re-imagines his songs, both solo and with Roxy Music, as the product of a 1920s jazz band.

Marty Stuart

Watch Marty Stuart On Mountain Stage

February 4, 2013 – The guitar virtuoso and his Fabulous Superlatives play unapologetic country music live on the stage.

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Ballake Sissoko's new album, For Peace, comes out Feb. 5.

Read First Listen: Ballake Sissoko, 'At Peace'

February 3, 2013 – The Malian kora player again works with French cellist Vincent Segal in sweet and soulful ways.

My Bloody Valentine's first album in 22 years is titled m b v.

Watch Worth The Wait? Listen To My Bloody Valentine's 'm b v'

February 3, 2013 – On Saturday night, the band released its long-awaited new album, m b v. Hear the album and weigh in.

Once a poet and an English teacher, Jim McCormick has become a powerhouse Nashville songwriter.

Watch A Tenacious Wordsmith Hits It Big In Nashville

February 3, 2013 – Once an English teacher and poet, Jim McCormick has become one of country music's hottest lyricists.

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Read Appetite For Destruction: A Deadly, Delicious Rock Memoir

February 3, 2013 – Duff McKagan's memoir shows the ugly underside of the legendary rock group Guns N' Roses.

At age 76, musician Kris Kristofferson is still writing songs. His new album is called Feeling Mortal.

Read Kris Kristofferson On Writing For — And Outliving — His Idols

February 3, 2013 – The legendary songwriter is still performing at 76. His latest album is called Feeling Mortal.

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Afghanistan's youth orchestra performs in Kabul on Jan. 31. The orchestra is coming to the U.S. and will appear at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

Read From A Land Where Music Was Banned — To Carnegie Hall

February 3, 2013 – Young Afghans will be performing at some of the most prestigious venues in the U.S.

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Wayne Shorter turns 80 this year. His newest album is called Without a Net.

Read Wayne Shorter On Jazz: 'How Do You Rehearse The Unknown?'

February 2, 2013 – The 79-year-old saxophonist and composer discusses his new album Without a Net.

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John Darnielle and his band The Mountain Goats perform live at opbmusic in Portland.

Watch The Mountain Goats: 'This Year,' A Classic Revisited opbmusic

February 2, 2013 – Watch John Darnielle and his band perform one of their shout-along classics for opbmusic. opbmusic

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