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You've Heard This Country Duo's Songs, Now Hear Them Sing

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How Bessie Smith Ushered In The Jazz Age

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Amber London With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley

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Pokey LaFarge Mines His Midwestern Roots, Finds 'Something In The Water'

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Kirk Franklin On 'Trap Gospel' And Taking Heat From The Church

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"It feels alive and it feels electric and it feels like it has color," Chad Clark says of Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are. Jon Pack/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'It Crackles With Life': Beauty Pill Returns

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For more than 10 years, the French musician Colleen was strictly instrumental. For her new album, Captain of None, she added her voice. Iker Spozio/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Colleen: For The First Time, A Hypnotic Composer Sings

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Roomful of Teeth's new album is Render, out April 28. Bonica Ayala/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Roomful Of Teeth: A Vocal Group That's 'A Band, Not A Choir'

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The Nearly Lost Story Of Cambodian Rock 'N' Roll

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Donald Palumbo became the Met's chorus master in the 2007-2008 season. He sang in choruses all his life, he says, and eventually worked his way up without any formal conservatory training. Marty Sohl/Courtesy of the Met hide caption

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How The Met Opera's Chorus Master Gets 150 To Sound Like One

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Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos: 'I Was Really Pretty Lost'

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OverDoz: 'It Just Showed Us How Much Power We Had'

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Chris Washburne and his band superimposes Duke Ellington's "Heaven" over Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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04Stairway To Heaven/Heaven

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    Stairway To Heaven/Heaven
    Album
    Low Ridin'
    Artist
    Chris Washburne & the Syotos Band
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    Zoho Music
    Released
    2015

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System of a Down is made up of four Los Angelenos of Armenian descent. This spring, they'll play their first-ever concert in their ethnic homeland. Frank Maddocks/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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System Of A Down, Armenia's Favorite Sons, On Facing History

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After A Change Of Heart, Marina Reclaims The Diamonds

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