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'Merry Widow' Operetta: Stage Versus Screen

The Metropolitan Opera will be celebrating New Year's Eve with Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow in a new production starring soprano Fleming. But its greatest incarnations have been on film.
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A Violin Concerto Back From Beyond The Grave

After composer Robert Schumann died, his Violin Concerto languished in a library — until a grandniece of the man he wrote it for got out her Ouija board.
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Music Of Honduran Singer Aurelio Rooted In Uplifting, Preserving His Culture

Known only by his first name, Honduran singer Aurelio has been making music for a decade. Yet, Aurelio is not only known for his raspy voice and catchy cumbia melodies, but for his tireless work promoting the rights of his own people — the Garifuna. Now, the former parliament member is out with his latest album Landini.
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SBTRKT: 'There's Always A Space You Can Go'

Hear the electronic-music producer discuss how his late brother and the "journey of the album" inspired the title track from Wonder Where We Land.
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What Is It About Kendrick Lamar?

In two years since releasing his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, Lamar has moved into hip-hop's spotlight full time. Microphone Check's Frannie Kelley and Ali Shaheed Muhammad explain why.
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No Shame: Glen Campbell Documentary Follows Singer's Goodbye Tour

I'll Be Me follows the musician, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2011, on his final tour. The country-singing pop star faces his illness with humor, with the help of supportive audiences.
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Ronnie Milsap Joins Country Music's Hall Of Fame

Milsap's career ranged from playing on the 1960s Elvis hit "Kentucky Rain" to his own solo success in the '70s and '80s. One of his biggest hits was 1980's "Smoky Mountain Rain."
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Did Led Zeppelin Plagiarize 'Stairway'? A Pa. Judge Will Decide

You know that opening riff to Led Zeppelin's 1971 hit "Stairway to Heaven"? It sounds very, very similar to the 1968 song "Taurus" by the band Spirit. A lawsuit about the issue is moving forward.
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Maya Beiser Shreds The Cello

Beiser gives some of her favorite rock and blues numbers a modern cello workover on her new album, Uncovered.
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Pandora Hopes To Lure Musicians Backstage With Analytics

The music streaming company is making a play for artists' goodwill, announcing a new service that gives musicians access to data on who is listening to their music, when and where.

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