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Listen Deke Richards, Motown Producer And Songwriter, Dies
March 26, 2013 – He was behind such hits as The Jackson Five's "ABC."
Watch Depeche Mode: A Dark And Steady 'Machine' KCRW
Read Bebo Valdés, Giant Of Cuban Music, Is Dead
Watch Remembering Risë Stevens, A Star Of Opera And Pop Culture
March 21, 2013 – The mezzo with the smoky, sultry voice defined Carmen for generations. Stevens died Wednesday at 99.
Read Is It Legal To Sell Your Old MP3s?
Read Lessons From SXSW 2013: Take The Middle Road
Watch Jason Molina, A Folksinger Who Embodied The Best Of The Blues, Has Died
March 18, 2013 – Over a long and sometimes troubled career, Molina's songs made pain tangible and less terrifying.
Watch Stevie Nicks: 'When We Walk Into The Room, We Have To Float In Like Goddesses'
March 17, 2013 – The Fleetwood Mac singer tells Ann Powers her lessons from a life at the peak of the music industry.
Watch Arhoolie Records: 50 Years Of Digging For Down-Home Music
March 16, 2013 – Chris Strachwitz began distributing hard-to-find blues, Cajun and Latino music in the early 1960s.
Read The 'Singing Sound' Of Saxophonist Charles Lloyd
Watch Gangsta Rap Swap Meet Proprietor Wan Joon Kim Has Died
March 14, 2013 – Kim sold some of the earliest work of DJ Quik and Eazy-E when few stores would sell their music.
Watch Marches Madness: Heralding The Pope
Read Breaking: Pope Francis Loves Opera
Read The Ale That Men Brew: Iron Maiden Serves Up A Beer
March 13, 2013 – Three decades after giving the world The Number of the Beast, Iron Maiden is set to release a beer.
Read Tadd Dameron, A Jazz Master With A 'Lyrical Grace'
March 9, 2013 – A new biography shines a light on the too-brief life of the man known as "The Architect of Bop."