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Marian McLaughlin's new album, Spirit House, is available now. Jonathan Timmes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Even Magic Falters

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Galactic brings the bounce to Portland's Crystal Ballroom, which has one of the few remaining spring-loaded dance floors in the country. Kathleen Nyberg/Courtesy of McMenamins hide caption

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If The Floor's A-Rockin', Just Keep A-Bouncin'

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Zeb Bangash performs with her band Sandaraa at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City last year. (Left to right: Michael Winograd, Bangash, Yoshi Fruchter, Eylem Basaldi.) Adam Berry/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Pakistani Pop Star Pulls From The Culture's Musical Past And Present

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Federal Judge Rules 'Happy Birthday' Is In The Public Domain

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Aleksandrs Antonenko (right) will be the Met's first tenor to forego skin darkening makeup to play the lead role in Verdi's Otello. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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Farewell To Blackfaced Otellos At The Met

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All are welcome at Franklin Bell's weekly blues workshop, and the home-brewed event has its share of regulars. Left to right: Lester Lands (guitar), Willie T. Brooks (drums), Tony Ibarra (guitar), Leroy Martinez (bass), "Mr. Wilson" (congas). Shawn Corey Campbell hide caption

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The Blues Finds A Home In A South Central Garage

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Robyn Hitchcock presented Gillian Welch and David Rawlings with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting at the Americana Music Association Honors and Awards Show on Sept. 16, 2015. Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Americana Music hide caption

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Black Violin's new album is called Stereotypes. Lisa Leone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With 'Stereotypes,' A Duo Raised On Hip-Hop And Classical Has It Both Ways

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Clockwise from upper left: Lucette, Oh Pep!, Whitey Morgan, Ponyboy, Those Pretty Wrongs Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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AmericanaFest Preview: Lucette, Whitey Morgan, Oh Pep! And More

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Sam Smith Follows In Long Line Of Stars To Record James Bond Theme

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