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A Jazz Pianist's Cinematic 'Fantasy'

Harold O'Neal, whose new album is an homage to the music of silent films, performs live at NPR.

'Messiah': A Holiday Tradition Transcending Time

Every Christmas season, classical musicians everywhere carry on the centuries-old custom of performing Handel's Baroque masterpiece. Hear a part of this year's performance by the National Symphony Orchestra.

Taking Classical Off The Pedestal, Into Black Communities

Twenty-two years ago, bassist Rick Robinson became just the second African-American to join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. But at the end of this month, he's stepping away from his post in an effort to reach new audiences.

K-Pop Blows Up: Korean Music Finds Fans Worldwide

Korean pop music groups turned a corner in 2011, expanding their audience worldwide, despite the language barrier. Two of the most popular bands are 21, whose music projects ideas of self-worth, and Girls' Generation, which has nine members.

Songs To Annoy You This Holiday Season

Jim Nayder, host of The Annoying Music Show! on Chicago Public Radio, returns with a fresh batch of truly irksome holiday music.

A Holiday Extravaganza From World Cafe

On a special Christmas-themed episode, Carole King, Scott Weiland, Jack Johnson and G. Love all perform live. Plus, World Cafe artists pick their favorite seasonal songs for the music mix.