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A Ballet Dancer's Workout Music? Classical, Of Course

Jared Angle, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, says he loves to listen to Prokofiev, Handel and Philip Glass when he's working out.

On 'Karimba,' Peruvian Band Melds World Sounds

The band Novalima is undeniably Peruvian, but the music on their new album Karimba is infused with sounds from around the world including dub, salsa and club music.

In Russia, Punk-Rock Riot Girls Rage Against Putin

Anti-government protests in Russia are taking many forms — one of the latest is a feminist collective's performance in Red Square of a song criticizing Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The guerrilla group says it plans more exploits before March's presidential elections.

The Front Bottoms On World Cafe

Hear the pop-punk band perform genre-spanning songs from their debut record The Front Bottoms.
Sunday, May 13, 2012

Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass In B Minor at Washington National Cathedral

The Mass in B Minor, considered the summation of Johann Sebastian Bach's creative genius, will be performed at the Washington National Cathedral in May.


Chuck Prophet's 'Beautiful' Homage To San Francisco

Prophet has described his new album, Temple Beautiful, as a "love letter to San Francisco." Rock critic Ken Tucker says you don't have to be a Bay Area native to enjoy Prophet's melodies.