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There's No Such Thing As A Sold Out Concert (Even For Justin Bieber)

Or: Why Justin Bieber didn't really sell 40,000 tickets in 30 seconds.

'Personal Space': Relics From Synth Soul's Early Days

A 1970s explosion in affordable music gear, particularly synthesizers and drum machines, yielded fascinating experiments by amateur artists. A new compilation collects electronic soul gems from that era.

Jack White On His Own, Tells Other People's Stories

Blunderbuss, the first solo album by the former White Stripes guitarist is character-driven. He tells NPR's Guy Raz his songs have little to do with "male or female."
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D.C. Jazz Festival Fills Streets With Music

The annual D.C. Jazz Festival kicks off this weekend, with a little inspiration from Paris.


Her Own Musical Blend: Emeli Sande Writes For Herself

The neuroscience major-turned songwriter is bringing her unique mix of pop ballads, soulful belting and dance arrangements to North America for a new tour. Her album, Our Version of Events, is out in the U.S. this week.

Noah Stewart: From 'Opera Boy' To Singer

The tenor's musical tastes aren't confined to Puccini, Bizet and Strauss. His new, self-titled album gives him a chance to put his mark on everything from American spirituals to Top 40 hits.