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Bankrupt At Home, Philly Orchestra Looks To China

When the Philadelphia Orchestra first visited China four decades ago, it was a prestigious, well-funded institution performing in a poor, underdeveloped nation. Now the orchestra is emerging from bankruptcy and hoping that an increasingly wealthy China can provide new streams of revenue.
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Paying Tribute To San Francisco DJ Cheb I Sabbah

For decades, San Francisco DJ Cheb i Sabbah has explored numerous fusions and reconfigurations of North African, Middle Eastern and Indian music styles. He's now in the midst of a health crisis, and many of his musician friends are lending support through a benefit album.
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Michelle Obama's Workout Jams: 'I Really Mix It Up'

When you're the first lady, squeezing in a workout between briefings and state dinners can be tricky. Obama says that when she's selecting her exercise music, variety is key.
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George Clinton Fights For His Right To Funk

The father of funk has been in court, trying to reclaim ownership of songs like "Atomic Dog."
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Japandroids: One Part Classic Rock, One Part Punk

The duo, which sounds like Tom Petty after some Red Bull-and-vodkas, hones the scream to an art.
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Making Music From Messy Relationships With 'Kin'

Kin: Songs By Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell is a new collaboration between Karr, the bestselling author and poet, and the maverick singer-songwriter. Together, they've written 10 songs, which are performed on the album by a variety of singers, including Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris.

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