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Tadd Dameron, A Jazz Master With A 'Lyrical Grace'

Dameron was a composer and pianist who fused the sophisticated arrangements of the Big Band era with bebop's complex harmonies. A new biography shines a light on the too-brief life of the man known as "The Architect of Bop."

Dave Grohl Finds Music's Human Element — In A Machine

The Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters founder says he wouldn't be the musician he is today if not for one piece of equipment in a now-shuttered L.A. studio. Rediscovering it, and connecting with other musicians who shared the honor, is the subject of his new documentary, Sound City: Reel to Real.
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Singer/Songwriter, Author And Activist Carole King (Rebroadcast)

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Carole King on her decades-long career in music, her work for women’s rights and environmental advocacy.


Britain's Brass Bands: A Working-Class Tradition On The Wane

In the 19th and 20th centuries, nearly every coal mine in the U.K. had a brass band. They were intended to keep workers out of trouble, and were a matter of civic pride for local communities. Today, some say that without funding, the bands could become a thing of the past.

Alvin Lee Is Going Home: 'Ten Years After' Guitarist Dies

His fiery performance at Woodstock is legendary. The band would go on to have a hit with "I'd Love to Change the World."

Why The Library Of Congress Has A Lock On Your Phone

Few of us own the music we listen or the movies we watch in exactly the same way we did a decade ago. And today if you buy a smartphone from a cellphone company, what you can legally do with it — how and where you can use it — may be proscribed even if that phone is fully bought and paid for.

Three Motown Artists Die Within Weeks Of Each Other

Audie Cornish has more on three Motown artists who died recently — Bobby Rogers, a founding member of the hit-making Motown group the Miracles; Richard Street, a member of the Temptations; and Damon Harris, who sang with the Temptations on many of their hits.

Latin Gold In The Frozen North At Toronto's Lula Lounge

A new compilation, Lula Lounge: Essential Tracks, showcases Canada's thriving Latin music scene.