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Ravi Shankar, Who Brought Eastern Music To Western Legends, Dies

When he was just 10 years old, Shankar began performing in Europe and the US with his family's Indian dance troupe. But at age 18, Shankar gave up all the glitter to study with a guru who taught him the sitar. He became a master, and introduced the West to his country's music.
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Sitar Virtuoso Ravi Shankar Dies At 92

He was responsible for making Indian classical music popular in the West, collaborating with artists as diverse as The Beatles and Yehudi Menuhin.
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Susanna Hoffs On World Cafe

Hoffs, best known as the singer of The Bangles, performs songs from her latest solo album, Someday.
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Rush Is In! The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, That Is

The Canadian trio was among the bands that many fans thought had been unfairly excluded. Now, though, Rush is being inducted along with Heart, Public Enemy, Randy Newman, Donna Summer, Quincy Jones and Lou Adler.
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Bruno Mars Goes Anyplace And Everyplace On 'Jukebox'

On his second album, Unorthodox Jukebox, Mars traverses the pop landscape, pulling in far-flung influences and making them his own.
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Bass Note: Mingus And The Jazz Workshop Concerts

Critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a new, seven-disc Charles Mingus box set chronicling the jazz legend's mid-'60s live performances. The records, Whitehead says, "can be a little raw, as if the explosive music caught the engineers by surprise."

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