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Sturgill Simpson's second album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, takes inspiration from both Ray Charles and research into near-death experiences.

April 17, 2014 Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams has won the Pulitzer Prize for music with an homage to the sea called Become Ocean.

April 14, 2014 Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

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Big Boi (left) and Andre 3000 perform on stage at Coachella during the first stop on OutKast's reunion tour.

April 14, 2014 The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

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Gustav Mahler wanted each of his symphonies to contain a world of emotions and ideas.

April 12, 2014 An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

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Contralto Marian Anderson sang at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, April 9, 1939, to an estimated crowd of 75,000 people.

April 9, 2014 Seventy-five years ago, Marian Anderson sang before a crowd of 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial.

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The view at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.

April 8, 2014 One of the founders of Barcelona's Primavera Sound on booking adventurously and lazy promoters.