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An image from The Smith Center's production of Shakespeare's The Tempest in Las Vegas.

Watch For Shakespeare's 450th Birthday, Here's An Unusual Tempest

April 23, 2014 – The Las Vegas production features music by Tom Waits and direction by the magician Teller.

Roscoe Mitchell is one of six jazz musicians awarded the Doris Duke Artist Award for 2014.

Read 13 Jazz Artists Awarded Over $1.7 Million

April 23, 2014 – Winners of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundations 2014 arts grants include 13 jazz musicians.

"Girl" is the fourth solo single by producer Jamie xx.

Watch Hear A New Solo Song By Jamie XX

April 23, 2014 – A new song from the producer behind the stylish, seductive British trio gets back to bedroom basics.

Jason Molina performs in Barcelona with Magnolia Electric Co. in 2009.

Read Remembering Jason Molina, A Musician Who Refused To Look Back

April 22, 2014 – Molina turned a tiny indie label into an industry mainstay and influenced scores of musicians.

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Prince.

Read Prince Fans, Prepare For The Deluge

April 19, 2014 – After a deal with his old record label, Prince will reissue Purple Rain for its 30th anniversary.

The faithful follow penitentes — lay members of a Catholic brotherhood — to Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz, N.M., on Holy Thursday in 2013.

Watch In New Mexico, A Brotherhood Of Ancient Hymns

April 18, 2014 – Life, death and piety are the recurring themes in the hauntingly beautiful hymns called alabados.

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The late virtuoso bassist Jaco Pastorius enjoyed only a relatively brief career, but was influential to musicians across genres.

Listen Why Metallica's Bassist Is Producing A Jazz Documentary GPB

April 18, 2014 – Metal superstar Robert Trujillo is funding a film of his hero, the late Jaco Pastorius. GPB

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Cheo Feliciano at the opening of The Fania All Stars 2013 world tour in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Read Salsa Legend Cheo Feliciano Dies

April 18, 2014 – One of the most respected figures in Latin music, Feliciano was a legend in Puerto Rico and beyond.

Sturgill Simpson's second album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, takes inspiration from both Ray Charles and research into near-death experiences.

Watch God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

April 17, 2014 – Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

Herbie Hancock speaks at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Induction Ceremony 2013 at Harvard University. The JJA awarded the pianist with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday.

Read Jazz Journalists Association Recognizes Its Musicians Of The Year

April 15, 2014 – Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter headline the musicians awarded for achievement in the year 2013.

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After a deal with his old record label, Prince will reissue <em>Purple Rain</em> for its 30th anniversary.

Prince Fans, Prepare For The Deluge

After a deal with his old record label, Prince will reissue Purple Rain for its 30th anniversary.

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.

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

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.

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