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Watch The Beatles' Defining Moment (Hint: It's Not 'Sgt. Pepper')
June 16, 2013 – Author Colin Fleming says early BBC sessions provide a blueprint for who the band would become.
Listen Pandora Buys A Radio Station, Songwriters' Group Calls It A 'Stunt'
June 15, 2013 – Pandora's move, an effort to get more favorable royalty rates, also has some songwriters up in arms.
Listen Playing Mozart — On Mozart's Violin
Watch Johnny Smith, Revered Guitar Player, Has Died
Watch Reflections On A Dozen Years With Abbey Lincoln
Listen Bob Dylan's Tribute To Medgar Evers Took On The Big Picture
June 12, 2013 – "Only a Pawn in Their Game" suggested that Evers' killer wasn't the only one to blame for his death.
Listen A Loaded Bible Story, Tweaked For The Opera Stage
Watch Boards Of Canada Tap A Devout Following To Push New Album
June 12, 2013 – By leaking details of its new release in code, the electronic duo worked the press game backwards.
Listen Spotlighting Background Singers In 'Twenty Feet From Stardom'
June 11, 2013 – Morgan Neville's new film chronicles backup singers who have sung some of pop's catchiest hooks.
Watch Why Being Stuck On A Tarmac With The Philly Orchestra Rocks
June 10, 2013 – Four members of the Philadelphia Orchestra turned a three-hour flight delay into something magical.
Listen Ukrainian Wins Top Prize At Van Cliburn Piano Competition KERA
June 10, 2013 – Vadym Kholodenko, 26, takes home the $50,000 purse, plus three years of professional management. KERA
Listen 'Arab Idol' Finalist Delivers Sweet Music, Palestinian Pride
June 9, 2013 – Mohammad Assaf, a young singer from the Gaza Strip, is a finalist in the TV singing contest.
Read Justin Bieber Destined For Outer Space
Listen The Cliburn Competition After Van
Watch Calmly, From Portland, It's The Quiet Music Festival
May 31, 2013 – The festival gained fame after a skit on Portlandia featured the Battle Of The Gentle Bands.