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Watch Patti Page, Who Dominated The '50s Pop Charts, Dies
January 3, 2013 – Page had one of the biggest-selling singles ever with her version of "The Tennessee Waltz."
Read Hearing A Mother's Song After Tragedy
Watch 'One Pound Fish': A Pakistani Man's Passport To Fame
January 1, 2013 – A Pakistani man who went to London to sell fish has become an unlikely YouTube music star.
Read Was 2012 The Year That American Orchestras Hit The Wall? MPR
January 1, 2013 – Contentious negotiations and financial woes have plagued many American orchestras this year. MPR
Read Fond Farewells: Classical Musicians We Lost In 2012
December 31, 2012 – Hear and see the artistry of fine classical musicians who passed away in 2012.
Read In Memoriam: Musicians We Lost In 2012
Read The Strange Story Of The Man Behind 'Strange Fruit'
December 30, 2012 – NPR's Elizabeth Blair has the story of Abel Meeropol, a man with two extraordinary life stories.
Watch Reflecting On EMI, An Industry Giant Felled In 2012
December 29, 2012 – The label's demise raises big questions about a business now dominated by just a few players.
Read Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week
Read What Happened To Music Writing This Year?
Read Music-Streaming Services Hunt For Paying Customers
December 27, 2012 – Pandora and Spotify have found it slow going as they wait for listening habits to shift.
Watch The Killers Return, Guitar-Rock Holdouts In A Pop World
December 26, 2012 – One of few stadium-rock acts left on the radio, the band emerged from a five-year hiatus this fall.
Read The Year In Pop Charts: Return Of The Monoculture
Watch 2 Chainz: A Pop Star For All Of Us
Storied Cajun Record Shop Is Going Out Of Business
December 24, 2012 – Floyd's Record Shop in Ville Platte, La., is closing for good Christmas Eve.