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To mark the group's 25th anniversary, Anonymous 4 commissioned the new piece love fail from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.

Read Anonymous 4 Marks A Milestone Year, Together And Alone

December 6, 2012 – Composer David Lang's work for the vocal quartet reflects the modern world, not mythology.

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Dave Brubeck performs along with his Dave Brubeck Quartet in November 2005.

Watch Legendary Jazz Musician Dave Brubeck Dies

December 5, 2012 – Brubeck distinguished himself from other jazz musicians by defying conventions.

The Numero Group's Eccentric Soul: Omnibus includes 45 seven-inch singles highlighting local soul scenes from around the country.

Watch Saviors Of Local Soul: The Archival Science Of The Numero Group

December 4, 2012 – Reissue labels generally fly below the radar, but the Numero Group has made a name for itself.

In subtropical Japan, the sanshin is a ubiquitous part of life.

Watch 3 Strings And A Snakeskin: Okinawa's Native Instrument

December 6, 2012 – In subtropical Japan, the simple-looking, tough-to-master sanshin is a ubiquitous part of life.

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Photographer Ken Regan with the Rolling Stones, 1977

Read Remembering A Rock Star: Photographer Ken Regan

December 2, 2012 – Regan was a big deal: How often does Mick Jagger write book introductions for photographers?

The New York Philharmonic performing at the current incarnation of Avery Fisher Hall in January 2011.

Read Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week

November 30, 2012 – A major move for the NY Phil and back-and-forthing in Minnesota: a guide to what you need to know.

Mickey Baker in Copenhagen in 1975.

Listen Influential Guitarist Mickey Baker Dies

November 30, 2012 – He was half of the hit-making duo Mickey and Sylvia in the '50s and played on hundreds of records.

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A garden serves as the stage in the opera.

Read The Peony Pavilion: A Vivid Dream In A Garden

November 30, 2012 – An adapted version of the 16th century Chinese opera will take place at the Metropolitan Museum.

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Austin Peralta.

Watch Austin Peralta: A Young Prodigy's Search, Cut Short

November 29, 2012 – The death of 22-year-old pianist prematurely ended a rapidly expanding career.

Spencer Manio in front of his office (his door is the one with the Ghostface poster) at PlayNetwork.

Read Who Picks The Music You Hear At The Mall?

November 28, 2012 – Spencer Manio tries to communicate a brand, intrigue consumers and expose people to good music.

R. Kelly (left) as Sylvester, and Eric Lane as Twan, in Trapped in the Closet, which relaunched with new chapters last week on IFC.

Read R. Kelly's Queer, Campy 'Closet' Reopens

November 27, 2012 – The R&B singer recently unveiled new chapters in his melodramatic Trapped in the Closet series.

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After years of waiting, the Kennedy Center has a new symphonic organ replacing its old Filene organ. The $2 million project will culminate in the organ's debut on Nov. 27. William Neil (left), the National Symphony Orchestra organist, speaks with NSO Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl (center) during the organ's test with the orchestra on Oct. 18.

Read Kennedy Center's New Organ No Longer A Pipe Dream

November 27, 2012 – The Kennedy Center finally replaced its not-quite-up-to-the-task pipe organ.

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Does This Guy Matter? Conductor Leonard Bernstein during rehearsal with the Cincinnati Symphony at Carnegie Hall in 1977.

Read Do Orchestras Really Need Conductors?

November 27, 2012 – A computer science study shows that conductors play decisive roles in the performance of orchestras.

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Lana Del Rey performs in France in July. Her album, Born To Die, came out in January, to mixed reviews.

Read A Critic Atones

November 27, 2012 – As list-making season begins, a critic looks back at her own early judgments and blind spots.

Watch State Department: Andrew W.K. Won't Party In Bahrain On Government Dime

November 26, 2012 – The State Department rescinded an invitation to visit the restive Gulf country.

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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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