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Jane's Addiction: Breaking With A Turbulent Past

Three of the band's four original members have reunited for the new album The Great Escape Artist. Singer Perry Farrell says he doesn't spend much time thinking about the group's legacy.

Arts Giving Is Up, But Hold The Applause

While the overall U.S. economy seems to be stuck in neutral, one bright spot is that charitable giving to the arts is up 5 percent more than last year. It's good news, but a new study cautions that much of that support serves audiences that are wealthier and whiter than the country as a whole.

Kitty, Daisy And Lewis: English Siblings With Vintage Taste

The London trio grew up playing music together. They began their performing career at a local pub, with an unlikely song from the American folk canon.

Thomas Dolby's 'Floating City'

After a 20-year hiatus from music, including multiple detours into the tech world, Dolby is back with a fusion of the two: an online game and an album based on it, to be released side by side.

How Franz Liszt Became The World's First Rock Star

The classical pianist, who turns 200 today, changed the art of performance forever with his over-the-top concerts, creating a craze that historians have dubbed "Lisztomania."

Coldplay: Four Best Friends, Powered By Chemistry

Singer Chris Martin and drummer Will Champion discuss the band's sustained success, as well as its curiously named new album, Mylo Xyloto.