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The Toure-Raichel Collective: A Collaboration By Accident

A chance meeting in a German airport resulted in a CD collaboration between Israeli pop star Idan Raichel and Vieux Farka Toure, the guitarist from Mali. The result, The Tel Aviv Session, is magic.
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In D.C., A Bastion Of Black Entertainment Returns

The Howard Theatre, the center of what was once dubbed "Black Broadway," hosted the likes of Duke Ellington and The Supremes for decades, before it was shuttered in the 1970s. This week, the legendary venue will finally reopen.
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Rosie Thomas: Restarting A Musical Life 'With Love'

The singer-songwriter has experienced ups and downs in the four years since her last album, including breaking her thyroid and getting married.
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Simone Felice: The Solemn Sound Of A Brush With Death

The poet, novelist and musician wrote the songs on his new solo album while recovering from emergency open-heart surgery.
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Fractions Curriculum Strikes Right Note In California

A music-focused math program in the San Francisco Bay Area is showing significant results. Third graders in San Bruno, Calif., who took two 30-minute music classes better understood fractions than those who did not follow the curriculum.
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Gotye: 'Less Of A Musician, More Of A Tinkerer'

In spite of his swift success, the Australian pop artist says he still doesn't feel like a rock star.

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