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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.

The Beach Boys: The Harmony Is Endless After All

Brian Wilson and Mike Love reminisce about the '60s, Paul McCartney and getting back in the studio.

A (Very) Young Composer Gets His Chance At The New York Philharmonic

Through the Very Young Composers program, one fifth-grader gets his music played by one of the world's top orchestras. The central idea of the program is to tap into the kids' creative spirit without getting in the way.