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Latin Jazz Musicians File Suit Against The Grammys

Earlier this year, the categories for the Grammys were reorganized — affecting folk music and jazz categories hardest. Some Latin jazz musicians have filed a class-action suit to reinstate that category and to get the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to reexamine the reorganization.
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Country Music Pioneer Wade Mainer Dies At 104

There might be no bluegrass music as we know it without Wade Mainer.

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Villagers On World Cafe

Hear the Irish singer-songwriter perform his best, ghostly material from Becoming a Jackal at Gravity Bar at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin.
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Girls: Rock As Religion

The San Francisco band's latest is called Father, Son, Holy Ghost, but the reverence it displays is more musical than spiritual.
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'Porgy And Bess,' Adapted For Modern Times

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz just attended two productions of Porgy and Bess: an operatic performance at Tanglewood and a musical-theater version in Cambridge, Mass. He says it can work either way, "as long as Gershwin's great score remains its heart and soul."
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Bill Monroe: Celebrating The Father Of Bluegrass At 100

The poor, cross-eyed boy from Kentucky created the hard-driving, high-lonesome genre known as bluegrass.

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