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Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves court in Paris Tuesday after attending a hearing regarding his seizure request for a new book by Argentinian-born Marcela Iacub detailing their liason.

Read The Operatic Potential Of DSK, A Modern Don Giovanni

February 26, 2013 – Could Dominique Strauss-Kahn's fall from grace make a compelling opera?

Stacking coins, not paper.

Read A Tiny Bit Of Good News For The Record Industry

February 26, 2013 – A report says there's reason to be optimistic about the market for recorded music around the world.

Ron Nine, Mitch Ebert, Eden Schwartz, Fiia McGann and Gretta Harley perform in These Streets, a new play based on a series of interviews with Seattle musicians.

Read Women Of Grunge Reclaim Rock History In 'These Streets'

February 26, 2013 – A new play celebrates the unsung stories of women in the Seattle music scene.

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The late conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch, captured in rehearsals for a recording of Wagner's Die Meistersinger.

Watch Remembering A Conductor Who Blossomed In Philadelphia

February 25, 2013 – A conductor formed in postwar Germany had a surprising late-life renaissance in the U.S.

Emmanuelle Riva in Michael Haneke's Amour.

Watch Music, The Food Of 'Amour'

February 23, 2013 – The Best Picture nominee about love at the end of life uses music sparingly but crushingly.

The band noori was invited by the State Department to tour the U.S., as part of a program called Center Stage.

Watch Music's New 'Real Ambassadors'

February 22, 2013 – A State Department program brings international musicians to Main Street America.

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Magic Slim performing in Memphis in April of 2011.

Watch Magic Slim, Chicago Bluesman, Dies At 75

February 21, 2013 – The singer and guitarist who led the Teardrops was known for his raw vocals and biting guitar.

G Dep in "Let's Get It."

Watch Where Does The Harlem Shake Actually Come From?

February 21, 2013 – It all started with mummies and a basketball tournament, depending on whom you ask.

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Gilda Grey, the dancer who is sometimes credited with naming the shimmy, in London in 1928.

Watch Long Before The Harlem Shake, We Did The Shimmy

February 21, 2013 – A century ago, a different dance craze swept from African-American clubs to the world.

Mindy McCready performing in 2008 in Nashville.

Watch Mindy McCready, Whose Life Was A Country Song, Has Died

February 18, 2013 – The country singer with the wide-open sob in her voice and a high-drama life was 37.

Zuoxiao Zuzhou performing at his first concert in Beijing in two years on Jan. 18.

Read 'China's Leonard Cohen' Calls Out Political Corruption

February 18, 2013 – The eccentric singer's lyrics address food scandals, forced housing demolitions and abuses of power.

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Singer-songwriter Amos Dolce on the set of the video for his song "Haiti, Haiti," which Konbit Mizik produced.

Watch Haitian Musicians Get By With A Little Help From Their Friends

February 17, 2013 – Natural disasters have wracked the tiny nation, inspiring a few survivors to speak out in song.

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Harmony — it's in the ear of the beholder, Australian researchers say.

Read Can You Learn To Like Music You Hate?

February 15, 2013 – A new study says that when you don't understand music, you don't even really hear it.

Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, winner of Album of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards. To date, the band's winning album, Babel, has sold 1,737,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

Read A Brief History Of The Grammy Sales Bump

February 15, 2013 – The Grammy Award for Album of the Year promises a huge increase in sales, but results may vary.

A 16-inch lacquer disc, a format used in the 1930s, from the collection of the Library of Congress. Most of the lacquer, the part of the disc where the sound was etched, has been lost to decay.

Read Saving The Sounds Of America

February 13, 2013 – The Library of Congress has released a plan for preserving the country's archive of recorded audio.

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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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