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Richie Havens.

Listen Richie Havens On Mountain Stage

April 29, 2013 – Havens, who died April 22, was a hugely influential folksinger with an unmistakable guitar style.

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Woman listening to headphones.

Watch How Are Your Music Tastes Changing As You Get Older?

April 29, 2013 – Is the music you listen to now harder or softer than when you were younger?

The Lone Bellow.

Read The Lone Bellow On World Cafe WXPN

April 29, 2013 – The folk-rock trio plays songs from its debut album and discusses its lyrical inspiration. WXPN

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Life After Sweet Honey, A Founding Member Moves On

April 29, 2013 – After almost 35 years with a capella group Sweet Honey in the Rock, Ysaye Barnwell plans to retire.

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George Jones around 1975.

Watch This Creature That I Am: The Mysteries Of George Jones

April 29, 2013 – He began thrilled by the nightlife, then was trapped in it. He ended up a mascot who got respect.

Jazz Diva Jane Monheit Gets To The Heart Of The Matter

April 29, 2013 – For jazz diva Jane Monheit, maturity has given her singing new depth.

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Natalie Maines' new album, Mother, comes out May 7.

Read First Listen: Natalie Maines, 'Mother'

April 28, 2013 – The Dixie Chicks singer shows how her fearlessness blends with compassion and stunning vocal chops.

She & Him's new album, Volume 3, comes out May 7.

Read First Listen: She & Him, 'Volume 3'

April 28, 2013 – Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward's new Volume 3 seems to be floating through AM speakers at all times.

La Vida Boheme's new album, Sera, comes out May 14.

Read First Listen: La Vida Boheme, 'Sera'

April 28, 2013 – The inventive, politically inclined Venezuelan band has done well by doing whatever it pleases.

Mikal Cronin's new album, MCII, comes out May 7.

Read First Listen: Mikal Cronin, 'MCII'

April 28, 2013 – The multi-instrumentalist applies a beachy sparkle to 37 minutes of fresh, fun rock 'n' roll.

Hungarian-born American cellist Janos Starker died Sunday at 88. Starker's career included more than 165 recordings, as well as decades of teaching.

Watch Janos Starker, A Master Of The Cello, Dies At 88

April 28, 2013 – Born in 1924, musician Janos Starker's path to wide acclaim included surviving a Nazi labor camp.

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Iggy & The Stooges live from (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City.

Watch Iggy And The Stooges, Live In Concert Soundcheck

April 28, 2013 – Watch the band rip through songs from its new album Ready to Die during this First Listen Live show. Soundcheck

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The Miami group Tiempo Libre combines hip-hop, R&B, rock and pan-Latin sounds to create a distinctive version of Cuban party music known as timba.

Read New Cuban Sounds Rooted In Tradition

April 28, 2013 – Hear world music DJ Betto Arcos' picks from Cuban artists.

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Xenia Rubinos' debut album is titled Magic Trix.

Read Xenia Rubinos: Adventures In Syncopation

April 28, 2013 – The Brooklyn-based keyboardist and vocalist favors rhythms that are surprising and experimental.

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Michael Bublé's latest studio album, his eighth, is called To Be Loved.

Watch Michael Bublé On Fishing, Sinatra And Auto-Tune

April 28, 2013 – A diehard fan of classic pop and swing, Bublé says he's not above the occasional modern touch.

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