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Linda and Todd Haug from Minneapolis, Minn.

Read Portraits Of An American Metal Festival

May 31, 2012 – Meet four people who headbanged and high-fived at Maryland's Deathfest Memorial Day weekend.

The entrance to the Algonquin Hotel on West 44th Street in New York City.

Read Requiem For A Cabaret: The Oak Room Closes

May 31, 2012 – One of New York's most loved cabaret spaces will not return after renovations.

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Black Hippy are (from left) Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul.

Watch A New Hip-Hop Recipe With A Familiar Sound

May 30, 2012 – Solo rappers might be the norm, but one Los Angeles management company is hitting with a group.

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Doc Watson

Read Fresh Air Remembers Traditional Music Legend Doc Watson

May 30, 2012 – Fresh Air remembers the traditional folk and bluegrass guitarist with excerpts from a 1988 interview

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Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson in the 1960s.

Read Doc Watson, Folk Music Icon, Dies At 89

May 29, 2012 – The folk musician from North Carolina revolutionized how people play guitar. He was 89 years old.

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Tablo, also known as Dan Lee, really did earn both a bachelor's and a master's degree from Stanford — in less than four years.

Read A Rapper Ravaged By An Online Firestorm

May 27, 2012 – Korean rapper Tablo was a huge success — until a single rumor set websites ablaze.

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Metallica's bassist Robert Trujillo will finance a film about his hero, pioneering electric bassist Jaco Pastorius.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012 – Ralph Peterson, Neneh Cherry, the Library of Congress archives and a generous Metallica bassist.

Metropolitan Opera general manager Peter Gelb in Tokyo in May 2011.

Read Around The Classical Internet: May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012 – The Met critiques critics, Czechs conquer concerts and Zinman stays up late.

Greg Dulli at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City Wednesday night.

Watch Afghan Whigs: Songs Of Love Gone Wrong, Done Right

May 25, 2012 – After a decade away, the band's songs of intense, complicated desire still lay our reality bare.

In this promotional image of the band James Farm, Joshua Redman is second from left, and Aaron Parks is to his left.

Read An Uncommon 'Riddle': Joshua Redman Covers His Musical Peer

May 25, 2012 – The saxophonist performs a piece by his contemporary — a practice much rarer than you might think.

Russia's singing group Buranovskiye Babushki hold their national flag as they celebrate making it through to the Eurovision final on May 22 with Moldova's entrant, Pasha Parfeny (left), and his dancers.

Watch Eurovision 2012: The Babushki Make It To The Final

May 25, 2012 – Six grandmothers, a half-Congolese Ukrainian singer and more are competing in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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The author in the pit.

Read Metalheads Are People, Too

May 24, 2012 – Who listens to metal? Engineers and government employees who wear leather in 85-degree weather.

Phillip Phillips was crowned the winner of American Idol on Wednesday night.

Read Your New 'American Idol' Is (Surprise!) A Laid-Back Dude With An Acoustic Guitar

May 24, 2012 – American Idol crowned another guy alot like the guys they've been crowning for several seasons.

Joey Ramone: Weightlifter.

Read Glad To See You Again: Joey Ramone's Unearthed Demos

May 24, 2012 – The singer left behind a number of song fragments, now collected and cleaned up on a new album.

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Pianist and composer Kurt Ellenberger says it "seems insurmountable" to develop jazz audiences in the face of the dominant culture.

Read 'It Can't Be Done': The Difficulty Of Growing A Jazz Audience

May 23, 2012 – Pianist and composer Kurt Ellenberger urges musicians to "make money doing something else."

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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.

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.

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

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