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Chavela Vargas, Legendary Ranchera Singer, Dies

She was a cultural icon across the Spanish-speaking world, with a voice that redefined notions of beauty and an attitude that brashly bent gender roles. Vargas died Sunday; she was 93.

Headbanging Bruckner And Debussy In Black And White: New Classical Albums

NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic mix of new classical releases.

Billy Edd Wheeler: 'I Can't Rock Anymore, But I Can Still Roll'

Shut out of Nashville, the 79-year-old country songwriter has found new outlets for his timeless tunes.

Jimmy Cliff On Career 'Rebirth' And The Nature Of Success

The reggae superstar discusses his friendship with Joe Strummer, his appreciation for Katy Perry and his role as an ambassador of Jamaican music.

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet: Scat Singing To Its Own Tune

After years of singing other people's songs, bandleader and co-founder Ginny Carr has crafted a tightly harmonized album of originals.