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Apple Jacks The Headphone Port

Industry folks and Apple fanatics are upset about the company's plan to lose the standard 3.5mm connector in favor of a Lightning port. But the decision might be good for consumers in the long run.
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Reach For The Sky, YouTube: Music Service In Standoff

For more than a year, YouTube has been trying to launch a music streaming service. It has reached licensing agreements with the major labels, but has put independents on notice.
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The Wailers Carry On Bob Marley's Legacy

The Wailers have sold more than 250 million albums. As they celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic album Legend, the group shares what it's like to carry on Bob Marley's legacy.
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Ladies And Gentlemen, Silence Please, For Sir Mix-A-Lot

A version of the hit "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot and the Seattle Symphony drew a large crowd of dancers to the stage this weekend.
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For Guitarist Tom Chang, Opening Up Is A Constant Process

The guitarist and composer says that in spite of all the styles of music he's played — Indian Carnatic, classical, jazz, rock, blues — there's always more to learn.
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Mama Doni Returns Home To Perform At Washington Jewish Music Festival

A children's musician is returning to her childhood home this Sunday to perform a free concert as part of a local music festival.
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Lawyer-Emcee Releases Music Video One Year After Snowden Leaks

Shahid Buttar, a constitutional lawyer by day and emcee and poet by night, has released a music video inspired by the one-year anniversary of the Edward Snowden NSA leaks.
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What Philip Glass And Tommy Tutone Have In Common

Jim Keller manages a famous minimalist composer. He co-wrote "867-5309/Jenny" with Tommy Tutone. And somewhere in between, he's released his third solo album, Heaven Can Wait.
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A Catalan Singer With Many Brave And Treacherous Stories To Tell

"The song has to have a story that I believe in and I can make my own," says Silvia Perez Cruz, who can sing in seven languages. The intimate and fierce Granada is an album for voice and guitar.
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Nobody Panic! It's Only A Pop Song About Sex

Jody Rosen says that 1909's "I Love My Wife — But Oh! You Kid!" not only spurred guardians of public morality to action but also changed American popular music forever.

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