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5:09 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Kate Bush Sells Out 22 Shows In Less Than 15 Minutes

Originally published on Tue September 9, 2014 8:11 am

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Deceptive Cadence
4:38 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Enduringly Dramatic Italian Soprano Magda Olivero Dies At 104

Magda Olivero performing Francis Poulenc's one-woman opera La voix humaine at San Francisco Opera in 1979.
Ron Scherl Redferns/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 7:53 pm

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All Songs Considered
12:13 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Song Premiere: Barbra Streisand And John Legend Together

Barbra Streisand during a recording session in Burbank, Calif.
Jason Merritt Getty Images

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 3:02 pm

Barbra Streisand, one of the most loved singers of all time and the best-selling female recording artist ever (according to RIAA statistics) has teamed up with the ever soulful, gospel-inspired singer John Legend on a song she originally recorded with Bee Gees singer and songwriter Barry Gibb in 1980.

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The Record
4:28 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Gustavo Cerati, Leader Of Latin Rock's Soda Stereo, Dies At 55

Gustavo Cerati performs in the Dominican Republic in 2007. In 2010, Cerati suffered a stroke while on tour. He was in a coma until his death on Thursday.
Ricardo Hernandez AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri September 5, 2014 7:03 pm

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Deceptive Cadence
12:36 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Five New Classical Videos You Need To See To Believe

Teen cellists Jeremy Tai and Minku Lee playing at Chihuly Garden and Glass.
Courtesy of From the Top

Originally published on Tue September 9, 2014 12:37 pm

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The Record
8:03 am
Fri September 5, 2014

A Rational Conversation: Nostalgia, DJ Shadow And Afrika Bambaataa

DJ Shadow spinning in Seattle during the Hard Sell tour.
Arian Stevens Courtesy of Magnum PR

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Music News
5:06 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

An Old-School Entertainer, Making Jazz In The Present Tense

Stefano Bollani (center) and the musicians who back him on the new album Joy in Spite of Everything. From left: Mark Turner, Bill Frisell, Jesper Bodilsen, Morten Lund.
Paolo Soriani Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 5, 2014 12:20 pm

When he sits down to do an interview, jazz pianist Stefano Bollani wants you to know who he is and what he's about.

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The Record
11:38 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Deal With It, Headbangers — Babymetal Is Here

Babymetal perform during the first day of the 2014 Heavy Montreal festival.
Tim Snow

Originally published on Thu September 4, 2014 5:47 pm

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All Songs Considered
8:03 am
Thu September 4, 2014

The Hopscotch 5

The no-frills punk-pop band See Gulls is one of many Raleigh bands playing the Hopscotch Music Festival.
Courtesy of the artist

Life is full of choices. If you happen to be at the fifth annual Hopscotch Music Festival, taking place Sept. 4-6 in Raleigh, N.C., those choices would include the Dallas thrash-metal band Power Trip, supreme bummer (in the best way) Sun Kil Moon, L.A. electronic duo NGUZUNGUZU and the hooky-as-hell punk group Potty Mouth — and that's just on Friday past midnight.

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Krulwich Wonders...
7:03 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Glenn Gould In Rapture

Gordon Parks The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu September 4, 2014 9:15 am

What's going on here, I can only guess, but here's what you're about to see: In the video below, the great musician Glenn Gould, supreme interpreter of Bach, is sitting at his living room piano on a low, low chair, his nose close to the keys. He's at his Canadian country house in his bathrobe.

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