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December 17, 2012 – Two fans made a documentary looking for the folk-rocker, 25 years after he'd disappeared from music. WXPN

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Barry Manilow onstage during a tree lighting in Los Angeles in November.

Read Why Barry Manilow Loves Christmas Music

December 17, 2012 – The pop legend with the weak spot for holiday music and classic songs spoke about the season.

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Alex Clare's debut album is called The Lateness of the Hour.

Watch Upended By Label Drama, Alex Clare Lands On His Feet

December 16, 2012 – The singer-songwriter's stalled career got a reboot from an unlikely benefactor: Microsoft.

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Dave Douglas' new album, Be Still, includes hymns he played at his mother's funeral service.

Read Dave Douglas: Jazz Hymns Honor A Dying Wish

December 16, 2012 – The trumpeter's new album of reinterpreted religious music is a tribute to his late mother.

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Rod Stewart is a Grammy-winning artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. He has two new releases this fall: the memoir Rod and the holiday album Merry Christmas, Baby.

Watch Rod Stewart: Big Dreams, Bigger Hair

December 16, 2012 – At 67, Stewart is finally tackling two rock-star milestones: a memoir and a Christmas album.

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Myrlie Evers-Williams leads her three children — Reena (from left), Van and Darrell — at the family piano, circa 1965.

Read A Civil Rights Figure's Long Road — To Carnegie Hall

December 15, 2012 – An educator and activist for decades, Myrlie Evers-Williams is fulfilling a long-held musical dream.

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Andre Rieu's latest release is an album and DVD of Christmas music called Home for the Holidays.

Read Andre Rieu On The Allure Of The Waltz

December 15, 2012 – The Dutch violinist and conductor is one of the most successful classical artists in history.

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'White Christmas': A Concert With Rosemary Clooney

December 25, 2012 – Fresh Air listens back to a concert given by the late singer and actress on Feb. 11, 1997.

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Miguel in concert

Watch Miguel's Steamy Musical Inspirations

December 13, 2012 – R&B singer and song writer Miguel's newest album is Kaleidescope Dream.

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Jim Carter as Mr. Carson in Downton Abbey. The third season premiered on PBS Sunday.

Read Julian Fellowes On The Rules Of 'Downton'

January 7, 2013 – The series' creator, Julian Fellowes, says his relatives inspired his interest in class.

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Read K'Naan On Cheapening His Music For The Money

December 10, 2012 – In a piece in The New York Times, K'naan writes about how he changed his music to make the Top 40.

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The epic strings and chanting monks of the Halo series are just some of the video-game sounds reinterpreted by Angèle Dubeau on her new album, Game Music.

Read A Classical Musician's Game Theory

December 10, 2012 – Violinist Angèle Dubeau has added the music of Halo and Angry Birds to her repertoire.

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Formed in 2010, One Direction are one of the biggest pop acts in the world. Left to right: Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik.

Watch A Few Questions For One Direction

December 9, 2012 – The British boy band is big. Members Harry Styles and Niall Horan reflect on how they got this far.

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Tracey Thorn's new holiday-themed album is called Tinsel and Lights.

Read Tracey Thorn Finds Joy And Angst In Christmas Songs

December 8, 2012 – On Tinsel and Lights, the English singer confronts the holiday season's mixed blessings.

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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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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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