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Read Chronicle Of A Death Foretold: New York City Opera Shuts Its Doors
October 2, 2013 – After a round of emergency fundraising failed, New York's "People's Opera" is shutting down.
Read Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Resigns After Carnegie Hall Cancellations MPR
October 6, 2013 – Osmo Vänskä, who helped make his group one of the best in the world, has quit. MPR
Watch Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Is No. 1, But Is It A Real Hit?
September 30, 2013 – On a chart with a history of one-off and faddish No. 1 hits, the song is part of a long tradition.
Watch The Jazz Documentarian Who Won The Lottery
Read 'If It Swings': An Asian-American Jazzman's Pioneering Career
September 28, 2013 – Gabe Baltazar's career began in the shadow of WWII, amid smoldering anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S.
Read Record Label Picks Copyright Fight — With The Wrong Guy
September 27, 2013 – Lawrence Lessig, a world-famous copyright attorney, was not pleased when YouTube removed his video.
Watch Vijay Iyer, Jeremy Denk Win MacArthur Genius Grants
September 25, 2013 – The two pianists exemplify creative thinking and wide-ranging intellectual and artistic pursuits.
Read As Artistic Freedoms Dwindle, A Tunisian Rapper Is On The Run
September 24, 2013 – The mother of Klay BBJ says he was arrested and beaten for a song that criticized police.
Read Walking The Sunset Strip, A Fading Beacon Of Cool
Read Greek PM Denounces Neo-Nazi Party After Musician's Murder
September 19, 2013 – Antonis Samaras' remarks follow the killing of a prominent hip-hop artist by a right-wing extremist.
Watch Sacred Strings Guide Gospel Through Thunder And Steel
September 18, 2013 – For the Church of the Living God in Toccopola, Miss., the lap steel guitar channels a divine voice.
Read Melissa Aldana Wins Thelonious Monk Competition For Saxophonists
September 17, 2013 – Aldana, 24, is the first female instrumentalist to take home the annual prize for young musicians.
Read Barbez Mines Resistance And Tradition Of Italian Jews
September 14, 2013 – Inspired by an ethnomusicologist, musician Dan Kaufman revives forgotten melodies on Bella Ciao.
Watch A Vintage Filter On Today's Top 40
Read Ray Dolby, Who Pioneered Recorded Sound, Dies