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Music lovers gather and dance at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival.

Watch Why The Newport Folk Festival Is So Special

July 25, 2013 – It isn't the biggest or the flashiest festival, but Newport Folk has a history others can't match.


Brazilian singer Gaby Amarantos is among the many new faces invading New York at this year's Brasil Summerfest.

Listen Best Of Brasil Summerfest 2013: Hip Hop, Samba, Tecno Brega And Beyond

July 25, 2013 – On Alt.Latino, Beco Dranoff discusses the brightest stars to emerge at this year's festival.


Countertenor David Daniels (right) and dancer Reed Luplau in the Santa Fe Opera's world-premiere production of Oscar, based on the life of Oscar Wilde.

Read The High, Heavenly Voice Of David Daniels

July 25, 2013 – Hear a sneak preview from the new opera Oscar, starring the celebrated countertenor as Oscar Wilde.


When Gene Krupa's orchestra was cast in 1941's Ball of Fire, trumpeter Roy Eldridge's presence was not negotiable.

Read How Musicians Helped Integrate The Silver Screen

July 24, 2013 – Film appearances allowed black artists to be seen as hip musicians rather than servants.


Read Remembering Tupac's Breakout Album, 20 Years Later

July 24, 2013 – This year marks the 20th anniversary of a remarkable year in music.


James Maddock performs on Mountain Stage.

Listen James Maddock On Mountain Stage

July 24, 2013 – The songwriter's latest album has earned him comparisons to Jesse Harris and Loudon Wainwright III.



Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Listening Westward

July 24, 2013 – The Ni Dhomhnaill sisters, Altan, Capercaillie and Martin Hayes take us westward.


Read 'Left Alone,' Oliver Mtukudzi Sees Music As Therapy

July 24, 2013 – The Zimbabwean musician's latest album is a response to the death of his son.


San Juan Bautista Mission in California, the inspiration for Kevin Puts' Symphony No. 4.

Read Symphonic Music, American Style: 3 Must-Hear Albums

July 24, 2013 – A trio of orchestral albums from our summer-long search for the Great American Symphony.

Just One Of The Guys: Bruno Mars (center, with microphone) performs with his band at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington on July 21.

Watch Bruno Mars Is More Than Your Average Pop Star

July 24, 2013 – The hit-making machine known as Bruno Mars is one of our most valuable historians of popular music.

Watch In Hollywood, The Actor Who Gives The Call To Prayer

July 24, 2013 – Ben Youcef must balance life as a devout Muslim and an actor who sometimes plays Islamic extremists.


Born in Texas and settled in Nashville, Tenn., Guy Clark has mentored generations of artists, including Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett and Steve Earle — all of whom cite his keen editing skills and prize his stamp of approval.

Read Guy Clark, Music's Master Craftsman, On Making Songs Last

July 23, 2013 – Clark writes songs with the same precision and attention to detail he uses when he builds guitars.


Clockwise, from upper left: Sebadoh, Lucy Schwartz, Moderat and Kyle Morton of the band Typhoon

Read New Music: Sebadoh, Moderat, Typhoon And More

July 23, 2013 – Hear exclusive premieres from Sebadoh and Moderat, plus music from Typhoon and The Civil Wars.


Alynda Lee Segarra records as Hurray For The Riff Raff, one of the emerging acts making its debut at the Newport Folk Festival this year.

Read 5 New Faces Of Folk, At The 2013 Newport Folk Festival

July 23, 2013 – Download songs from the five most promising artists making their Newport Folk debut this weekend.

The Handsome Family.

Read The Handsome Family On World Cafe WXPN

July 23, 2013 – Hear three animal-inspired songs from the husband-and-wife duo's ambitious new album, Wilderness. WXPN


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