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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.

A Few Questions For One Direction

The British boy band is about is big as pop groups get: platinum sales, sold-out stadium shows and an army of teenaged fans who call themselves "Directioners." Members Harry Styles and Niall Horan reflect on how they got this far.

Tracey Thorn Finds Joy And Angst In Christmas Songs

The English singer and songwriter, formerly of the dance-pop duo Everything but the Girl, confronts the mixed blessings of the holiday season on her new album Tinsel and Lights.

Lianne La Havas On World Cafe

The up-and-coming British soul singer performs songs from her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?

Forgotten Gems From The Dave Brubeck Quartet

We remember Dave Brubeck, who died Wednesday at age 91, with a March 2012 review from jazz critic Kevin Whitehead, who wrote about a few of the more obscure titles from Dave Brubeck's quartet.