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A new study claims that listening to classical music makes for unsafe driving.

Read Back Off The Bach To Drive Safely

January 23, 2013 – A new study says that listening to classical music makes for unsafe driving.

Beyonce at the inauguration.

Watch Beyonce May Have Been Live And Pre-recorded

January 23, 2013 – Listen closely and you can hear two Beyonces, an audio engineer says.

Beyonce at the inauguration.

Watch Beyonce's National Anthem: Did She Sync Or Didn't She?

January 22, 2013 – The U.S. Marine Band was pre-recorded, but there's burning debate as to what Beyonce was doing.

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Recording Artist Lupe Fiasco performs in September 2012.

Read Rapper Lupe Fiasco Booted Off Inaugural Party Stage After Criticizing Obama

January 21, 2013 – The party organizers deny removing the Grammy-nominated rapper for political reasons.

The young musicians of Seguro Que Si will perform in this weekend's Inaugural Parade. Left to right: Daniel Chico (bass), Kevin Arguelles (piano), Maxwell Frost (timbales), Christopher Muriel (congas), Niyah Lowell (bongos), Annette Rodriguez (vocal), Sean Fernandez (trumpet), Robby Cruz (trumpet).

Read A High School Salsa Band In The Inaugural Parade? 'Of Course!'

January 20, 2013 – Seguro Que Si is nine young musicians from Florida who've found their way into this year's event.

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After a failed career at home in the U.S., the Chinese-American rapper Jin found an unexpected second chance at stardom on the other side of the world.

Watch Jin, 'The Chinese Kid Who Raps,' Grows Up

January 19, 2013 – When his career in the U.S. stalled, Jin Auyeung found an audience on the other side of the world.

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Fatoumata Diawara and some of her musical collaborators on "Voices United for Mali" at a press conference held in Bamako, Mali on Jan. 17, 2013.

Watch Watch A Supergroup From Mali Sing For Peace

January 18, 2013 – In a new song, 40 top musicians from Mali demand peace for their shattering country.

Conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada, who has just been named as the next music director of the Houston Symphony.

Read Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week

January 18, 2013 – A new face for Houston, an acid attack on the Bolshoi Ballet chief and that nine-day tenure in NJ.

Justin Timberlake

Read Justin Timberlake Suits Up And Steps Out

January 14, 2013 – "Suit & Tie," Timberlake's first solo single in six years, is about looking good in the spotlight.

Stefanie Drootin-Senseny and Chris Senseny are the core of Big Harp, a band the married couple formed shortly after the birth of their second child.

Watch A Married Duo Chases The Dream, Toddlers In Tow

January 13, 2013 – The band Big Harp got its start shortly after the two main members had their second child together.

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Over a quarter century, Naxos Records has evolved from an industry joke to a leading force in classical music.

Read Naxos: The Little Record Label That Could (And Did)

January 13, 2013 – In the past 25 years, Naxos has gone from an industry joke to a major force in classical music.

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Bob Dylan in 1962. His extremely limited-edition 50th Anniversary Collection features unreleased material from his early career.

Read Why There Are Only 100 Copies Of The New Bob Dylan Record

January 12, 2013 – Dylan's new compilation takes advantage of a change in European copyright law.

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Conductor Simon Rattle, who has reportedly told the Berlin Philharmonic he will leave his post there in 2018.

Read Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week

January 11, 2013 – Rattle says the clock is ticking and Muti has the flu: The classical music world's breaking news.

Terri Walker (left) and Nicole Wray, whose album, Lady, will be out on March 11.

Read An Under-The-Radar Albums Preview For 2013

January 9, 2013 – Before the new year's hype cycle takes over, here are ten albums you don't want to overlook.

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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.

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.

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.

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