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Carnaval In Uruguay: Choir Competitions In The Streets

For 40 days the singers parody everything in Uruguayan life, then go back to their regular jobs.

Jenny Scheinman: The Right Amount Of 'Mayhem'

The versatile violinist is as well-known for backing the likes of Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams as she is for her many solo projects. On her new album, Scheinman leads a band of creative risk-takers that includes guitarist Nels Cline of Wilco.

Open Wide And Say Yee-Haw! Dentist Goes West In Song

A Montana songwriter recounts the tale of his dentist's journey to becoming a cowboy.

Finding Hope, With The Cranberries' Help

The Irish pop group's music gave a gay teenager the courage to come out to his religious family.

Robert Glasper: A Unified Field Theory For Black Music

Black Radio, the new album by the pianist's band Robert Glasper Experiment, connects the dots between jazz, rock, hip-hop and soul.

Shannon Powell: New Orleans Rhythm, Straight From The Source

From his porch in the Treme, the drummer can see where slaves congregated for Sunday drum circles, where Professor Longhair lived and where gospel choirs sing. No wonder he proudly steeps himself in his city's musical tradition.