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Former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle just released a new album, Dept. of Disappearance.

Read Jason Lytle Balances The Studio And A Life Outdoors

October 16, 2012 – The singer talks about leaving the studio for the mountains to rediscover his passion for music.

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The late John Tchicai (right) performs in London in 2010, with drummer Tony Marsh and bassist John Edwards.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: Oct. 12, 2012

October 12, 2012 – The late John Tchicai, plus jazz in Central Park, Gary Burton and Herbie Hancock's Martian rock.

South Korean rapper Psy performs his massive K-pop hit "Gangnam Style" live on NBC's "Today" show.

Watch Gangnam Style: Three Reasons K-Pop Is Taking Over The World

October 12, 2012 – The viral hit isn't a fluke. South Korea has been cultivating a global music business for decades.

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The Hardware: The Rio, a portable MP3 player introduced by Diamond Multimedia in 1998, had 32MB of internal memory, just about enough to hold one 35-minute album of MP3s encoded at 128 kBps.

Read Taking Stock Of The MP3 At Midlife

October 11, 2012 – How the tiny digital file took down the mighty CD and came to dominate the music industry.

Clotilde Arias (seated) with composer and arranger Terig Tucci, circa 1943.

Read An Immigrant's 'Star-Spangled Banner,' En Espanol

October 10, 2012 – Commissioned by the U.S. in 1945, "El Pendon Estrellado" was lost to history — until recently.

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The Minnesota Orchestra is one of many orchestras around the country dealing with labor disputes.

Read During Lockout Season, Orchestra Musicians Grapple With Their Future

October 10, 2012 – American symphonies have just begun a new season — but many musicians have yet to play a note.

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Industrial engineer Scott Summit made this guitar out of nylon powder.

Read You, Too, Can Print Your Own Guitar

October 10, 2012 – An engineer dreamed of being a rock star. It didn't happen, but he did make a guitar out of powder.

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Donna Summer performs in October 2011. Summer, who died in May, is nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year for the fifth time.

Watch Explaining The Rock Hall Of Fame Nominees

October 7, 2012 – Many of the 15 acts in this year's class of nominees fall into easy-to-define categories.

Times are (relatively) tough for Kenny G and other smooth jazz musicians, whose lifeline of radio airplay is quickly disappearing.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: Oct. 5, 2012

October 5, 2012 – Whither smooth jazz? Plus, Jenny Scheinman at home, Archie Shepp and new club openings.

A still from the Minnesota musicians' YouTube campaign.

Read (More) Lockouts, Lawsuits And Losses

October 5, 2012 – A roundup of all the classical news that's fit to link.

Pakistani pop singer Shehzad Roy (right) sings for teenage prisoners at a prison in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2008. Known originally for fluffy pop songs, Roy's music has taken a harder, more political edge, protesting injustice in Pakistan.

Watch Pakistan Heartthrob Trades Pop For Political Protest

October 4, 2012 – Shehzad Roy says charitable work in poor public schools opened his eyes to injustice in Pakistan.

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Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson (left) and singer/bassist Geddy Lee.

Watch Rush Fans, It's Time To Rock: Band's Been Nominated To The Hall Of Fame

October 4, 2012 – Two-Way readers spoke loudly last year: the Canadian trio belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Diana Krall

Read Diana Krall Brings Sexy Back In Time

October 4, 2012 – Glad Rag Doll is a set of songs about love and independence that looks back to the 1920s.

Read Welcome To Jay-Z's Brooklyn

October 3, 2012 – Last Friday the first performance in a new arena signaled a change in both Brooklyn and hip-hop.

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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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