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Zuoxiao Zuzhou performing at his first concert in Beijing in two years on Jan. 18.

Read 'China's Leonard Cohen' Calls Out Political Corruption

February 18, 2013 – The eccentric singer's lyrics address food scandals, forced housing demolitions and abuses of power.

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John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, pictured above in January 1970, are the subjects of Jonathan Cott's new book Days That I'll Remember. Cott met Lennon in 1968 and was friends with the couple.

Read Days With John And Yoko: A Writer Remembers

February 17, 2013 – Jonathan Cott was the last journalist to interview John Lennon before the singer's death.

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Tenor Jonas Kaufmann.

Read Jonas Kaufmann On Wagner: 'It's Like A Drug Sometimes'

February 16, 2013 – The man called the greatest living Wagnerian tenor says he's bound by duty to honor the composer.

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Read Singer Emeli Sande Shares Her 'Version Of Events'

February 18, 2013 – The Scottish singer-songwriter performs for Michel Martin and chats about her whirlwind success.

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The Bryan Ferry Orchestra's new album is titled The Jazz Age.

Read Bryan Ferry: A Forward-Looking Musician Turns To The Past

February 14, 2013 – The Roxy Music singer gives his classic songs a jazz makeover on his new album, The Jazz Age.

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Doris Day's somber 1958 version of "Hooray for Hollywood," which was included on an album of the same name, better reflects the song's creatively complicated lyrics.

Read Hollywood's 'Hooray': Hardly A Happy Hymn

February 11, 2013 – "Hooray for Hollywood" might be ubiquitous, but the go-to Movieland tune has a curious backstory.

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Nataly Dawn, known as the voice of the YouTube-savvy duo Pomplamoose, makes her solo debut with How I Knew Her.

Read A New Day For Singer Nataly Dawn

February 9, 2013 – The voice of the YouTube-savvy duo Pomplamoose, Dawn is releasing her first solo album.

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Read When Your Grandfather Is The Greatest Living Jazz Drummer

February 6, 2013 – Marcus Gilmore, 25, is in high demand these days. So is his grandpa: jazz legend Roy Haynes.

Jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen has a new album out called Claroscuro.

Read Anat Cohen: Bringing The Clarinet To The World

February 6, 2013 – On a new album, Claroscuro, the clarinetist explores influences from Louis Armstrong to Latin jazz.

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Trey Anastasio

Read Trey Anastasio: The Truth About 'Valentine' WXPN

February 4, 2013 – Listen to an in-depth interview with the lead singer of the beloved jam-rock band Phish. WXPN

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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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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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First Listen

The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

First Listen: 'Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina'

The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

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Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Why We Fight About Pop Music

Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral <em>Become Ocean</em>.

Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

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