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The dB's: Still Plaintive After All These Years

The dB's, led by singer-songwriter-guitarists Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, hasn't made an album with the original line-up in 30 years. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the band's new album, Falling Off the Sky, sweeps aside decades and nostalgia to achieve a vital sound for today.

The Olympics Of Choral Music Come To Cincinnati

360 choirs from almost 50 countries will participate at the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati.

Bobby Womack: 'God Must Still Have A Purpose For Me'

A survivor of cancer and drug addiction, the 68-year-old singer has earned the title of his ambitious new album, The Bravest Man in the Universe.

'Hitless Wonder': On Tour With A Band Of Also-Rans

Most people have never heard of Watershed, but the Columbus, Ohio, rock band has been doggedly touring and recording for a quarter-century. A new memoir by founding member Joe Oestreich profiles a life on the road, powered more by passion than optimism.

Stephane Wrembel: Music As 'A Question Of Life And Death'

The French guitarist, whose playing can be heard throughout Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, discusses his new album and the enduring influence of Django Reinhardt.

Metric: A Rock Band Declares Independence

The new album Synthetica is the second to be released by the group's own distribution company, Metric Music International. "There's one band at the center of that whole organization — and it's us," says lead singer Emily Haines.