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John Mayer: Restoring An Image, And An Instrument

Two years after a media controversy that sent him retreating from the spotlight, Mayer has a new album and is beginning to resurface. But a new obstacle has arisen in the meantime — a health condition that may keep him from performing for months to come.

Idina Menzel: From Broadway To The Symphony

The star of Rent and Wicked is making standards and pop songs her own — with the help of symphonies around the country.

JD McPherson: When A Punk Goes Vintage

A set of Buddy Holly recordings scratched an itch for McPherson, as a kid raised on a cattle ranch.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela On World Cafe

On its new album, the fleet-fingered duo revisits its material with the aid of a 13-piece orchestra.

150 Years Of 'Taps'

Retired Air Force bugler Jari Villanueva gives us a glimpse of the fascinating history behind these 24 somber notes.

The Many Voices Of Donna Summer

Summer, who died on Thursday at 63, created dozens of hits, including "Love To Love You Baby" and "Bad Girls." Over five decades, she combined a light touch, pop theatricality, innovative sounds and an attention to detail that made her into one of pop's best performers.