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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.

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.

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.

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."

Who Should Be In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?

The annual list of inductees to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame spurs debate among fans and industry insiders alike.

Remembering Banda Diva Jenni Rivera

The singer died in an airplane that crashed in the early hours of Sunday morning in Toluca, Mexico. She was a household name and feminist presence in the Latin music scene.

Jenni Rivera: A Beautiful Voice Goes Silent

The "Diana Ross of Mexican music" is believed to have been on a small plane that crashed Sunday in Northern Mexico, killing all seven people on board. A California native, she sold millions of records and was an emerging TV star.

A Bald Mezzo And Three Shades Of Violin: Classical Favorites From 2012

From the versatility of the violin to the virtuosity of a mysterious opera composer, NPR's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic set of the year's best classical recordings.