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Listen Radio Tanzania: A Disappearing History On Tape
Read Go See The Old Guys
Watch Bill Dees, Who Co-Wrote Roy Orbison's 'Oh Pretty Woman,' Dies
November 1, 2012 – Dees and Orbison wrote the hit quickly, inspired by a loving moment between the singer and his wife.
Read Looking Beyond EDM, Hoping The Crowd Will Follow
Read Rocker Gary Glitter Arrested In Connection With U.K. Sex Abuse Investigation
October 28, 2012 – The arrest raises questions about whether BBC host Jimmy Savile was part of a pedophile ring.
Read What To Read This Week: Four Parts Taylor Swift, One Part Free Jazz Edition
October 27, 2012 – For your consideration: what Swift's new album means for pop, for country and for the industry.
Read The Lead Sheet: Top 5 Jazz Stories This Week
Watch 'Nashville' Duets: Voices In Harmony And Conflict
Read Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week
Read Two Women: Meshell Ndegeocello's Praise Song To Nina Simone
October 24, 2012 – Ndegeocello says that Simone, whose songs she covers on a new album, is "our people's Bach."
Watch 'Nixon In China': An American Opera Inches Toward Classic At 25
October 22, 2012 – John Adams' first opera premiered 25 years ago today at Houston Grand Opera. Watch an excerpt.
Read The Week In Music: What To Read Now, Two Weeks In One Edition
October 20, 2012 – For your reading list: teenagers loving pop, pop stars out of love, rap record sales and more.
Watch Saxophonist David S. Ware, A 'One-Of-A-Kind' Improviser, Dies
October 19, 2012 – With a powerful vision for free improvisation, he won acclaim from both jazz communities and beyond.
Watch For The Ladies: R. Kelly, Teddy Pendergrass And The State Of R And B
October 18, 2012 – Nelson George says R. Kelly's tour is an effort to reconnect R&B to its most devoted fans.
Listen Philadelphia Orchestra Reboots With New Music Director
October 18, 2012 – The world-renowned orchestra has revitalized, adding the youthful energy of Yannick Nézet-Séguin.