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Pusha T performs during the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California.

Watch Pusha T's New York Doubleheader

July 17, 2013 – The Virginia rapper is building a solo career on a formidable reputation and fiery performances.

Touch Me I'm A Local Institution: Mudhoney plays from more than 500 feet above Seattle, on the roof of the Space Needle, as part of a set celebrating Sub Pop's Silver Jubilee broadcast by KEXP

Read Sub Pop Celebrates 25 Years Of Artisanal Music

July 15, 2013 – Sub Pop has managed to walk a fine line between corporate and grass roots, monolithic and local.

Dave Matthews.

Read Lucky Breakdown: Fans Take Stranded Dave Matthews To Show

July 15, 2013 – The singer was stranded on Saturday when his bike had a flat. Fans got him to the concert on time.

Cedric Mangum (left) leads the shout band as a junior member looks on.

Watch Shout Bands Stir Up Tubular Fervor In Charlotte

July 15, 2013 – No one knows exactly how trombones ended up in church, but it's an intensely vocal sound.

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John Paul White (left) and Joy Williams of The Civil Wars. The duo's second album will be released on August 6.

Watch Watch The Civil Wars Live Up To Their Name In A Behind-The-Scenes Video

July 15, 2013 – The Civil Wars' new album crackles with tension, as does the duo's fractured working relationship.

Francisca Gavilán plays the Chilean musician and visual artist Violeta Parra in the film Violeta Went to Heaven.

Watch In 'Violeta Went To Heaven,' A Folk Icon's Tempestuous Life

July 13, 2013 – A new film attempts to capture the complex story of Chilean singer and visual artist Violeta Parra.

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Conductor Valery Gergiev leads the National Youth Orchestra through its first rehearsal with the maestro, at Purchase College outside New York City.

Read From Carnegie Hall, A Youth Orchestra That's A National First

July 13, 2013 – The country's best teen musicians are going on tour, with top-notch training and some famous help.

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Toshi Seeger with her husband, folk singer Pete Seeger, in 2009.

Watch Toshi Seeger, Wife Of Folk Singer Pete Seeger, Dies At 91

July 11, 2013 – The artist and activist organized her husband's festivals and handled his travel and correspondence.

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Country singer Randy Travis at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville on June 7.

Read Country Star Randy Travis In Critical Condition After Stroke

July 11, 2013 – The 54-year-old singer underwent surgery Wednesday night to relieve pressure on his brain.

A still from the video for Robin Thicke's song "Blurred Lines," directed by Diane Martel.

Watch Robin Thicke, Beyond His Breakout Hit

July 11, 2013 – For years before he had a smash hit with "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke made smooth, sexy R&B.

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Frank Deford

Watch White House Honors For Frank Deford, Joan Didion & Others

July 10, 2013 – The Morning Edition commentator is being given a National Humanities Medal.

Palsandae, a South Korean troupe, whose wild, very loud music is at times not far removed from the ecstatic free-playing of Sun Ra's Arkestra or the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Watch A Music Festival Grows In The Rainforest

July 9, 2013 – Staged spectacularly in Malaysian Borneo, the festival raises consciousness and some questions.

Modern hymn writers Kristyn and Keith Getty run through their song "In Christ Alone" at their home near Nashville's Music Row.

Watch Modern Hymn Writers Aim To Take Back Sunday

July 8, 2013 – With the help of a few songwriters, traditional church hymns are experiencing a bit of a revival.

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The Benedict Music Tent in Aspen.

Read Music Is The Mission, Not Money

July 8, 2013 – The president and CEO of the Aspen Music Festival, Alan Fletcher, delivers some trenchant words.

Fulcrum Acoustic engineer Rich Frembes (left) and founder Dave Gunness pose in their workshop. The company produces more than 2,000 speakers a year, often testing and tweaking the units obsessively to meet each client's specific needs.

Read Small-Town Audio Geeks Bring Big Sounds To The Dance Floor

July 7, 2013 – Fulcrum Acoustic speakers are in some of the hottest clubs in Hollywood, Las Vegas and Singapore.

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After a deal with his old record label, Prince will reissue <em>Purple Rain</em> for its 30th anniversary.

Prince Fans, Prepare For The Deluge

After a deal with his old record label, Prince will reissue Purple Rain for its 30th anniversary.

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.

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