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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.

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.