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Alejandro Escovedo performs on Mountain Stage.

Listen Alejandro Escovedo On Mountain Stage

February 27, 2013 – The Texas singer-songwriter returns to play songs from his genre-blending album Big Station.


Pope Benedict XVI addresses the audience at Milan's La Scala opera house where he heard a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

Watch Benedict And Beethoven: The Outgoing Pope's Musical Life

February 27, 2013 – With retirement imminent, the Pope will have more time to indulge in his love of music.

Strict laws made it impossible for the Iranian singer Hani to pursue her dream in her home country.

Watch Exiled From Iran, A Singer Makes The Case For Beauty

February 27, 2013 – Strict laws made it impossible for the singer, Hani, to pursue her dream in her home country.


Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves court in Paris Tuesday after attending a hearing regarding his seizure request for a new book by Argentinian-born Marcela Iacub detailing their liason.

Read The Operatic Potential Of DSK, A Modern Don Giovanni

February 26, 2013 – Could Dominique Strauss-Kahn's fall from grace make a compelling opera?

Stacking coins, not paper.

Read A Tiny Bit Of Good News For The Record Industry

February 26, 2013 – A report says there's reason to be optimistic about the market for recorded music around the world.

Ron Nine, Mitch Ebert, Eden Schwartz, Fiia McGann and Gretta Harley perform in These Streets, a new play based on a series of interviews with Seattle musicians.

Read Women Of Grunge Reclaim Rock History In 'These Streets'

February 26, 2013 – A new play celebrates the unsung stories of women in the Seattle music scene.


Scene from "Escape Artist," by The Zolas.

Watch Things Aren't What They Seem In New Zolas Video

February 26, 2013 – The Canadian pop duo plays with racial, cultural and sexual identity in the band's latest video.

Clockwise from upper left: Nathan Williams of Wavves, David Bowie, John Denver, Phoenix, and Kanene Pipkin of Lone Bellow

Read New David Bowie, My Morning Jacket Covers John Denver

February 26, 2013 – Bob Boilen crushes co-host Robin Hilton's gentle little heart as the two talk about this week's mix.


Yo La Tengo performs a studio session at KEXP's studios in Seattle on Jan. 18, 2013.

Watch Yo La Tengo: Still 'Around,' Thank God KEXP

February 26, 2013 – Watch Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew perform "I'll Be Around," live in the KEXP studios. KEXP

Vision, drive and a commitment to excellence: Beyoncé performs at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.

Watch Why Beyoncé Would Make An Excellent Scientist (Really)

February 26, 2013 – This pop icon has more in common with a top-flight scientist than you might think at first glance.

Elizabeth Cook performs on Mountain Stage.

Listen Elizabeth Cook On Mountain Stage

February 26, 2013 – The singer-songwriter plays songs from her newest EP and explains why El Caminos creep her out.


Natalie "The Floacist" Stewart's second solo album is Floacist Presents: Floetry Rebirth.

Watch The Floacist: A Soul Poet Says Yes To Moving On

February 26, 2013 – Natalie Stewart, best known as half of the duo Floetry, has remade herself as a solo artist.


Cover art for David Bowie's single, "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)."

Watch David Bowie's New Song Is...

February 26, 2013 – "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" continues David Bowie's career-long obsession with fame.

Chelsea Light Moving's self-titled debut comes out March 5.

Read First Listen: Chelsea Light Moving, 'Chelsea Light Moving'

February 25, 2013 – With Sonic Youth on hiatus, Thurston Moore's new band sets out to pulverize and polarize.

Promotional poster for the 1999 film Rushmore.

Watch It's Your Favorite Song: Did You Get It From A Movie?

February 25, 2013 – Watching movies is a great way to discover new music. Tell us about a song you found in a film.

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