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Vermont Singer-Songwriter Caitlin Canty

January 28, 2015
Caitlin Canty and Mark Erelli perform in the Radio Boston studios. (Jamie Bologna/WBUR)

The 31-year old rock, folk and blues artist has just released her third album, “Reckless Skyline.”

On Stage: Broadway Shows From Vampires To Vegas

January 23, 2015
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson star in "Constellations" at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Andrew H.

New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley says this season is a “surprisingly good one,” and shares his picks.

DJ Sessions: Jazz That’s Unearthed And Reinvented

January 22, 2015
Cellist Akua Dixon's take on Duke Ellington's "Freedom" is one of the songs featured in this week's DJ Session. (Facebook)

Bo Leibowitz of KCRW shares sounds from a newly discovered recording of John Coltrane, to a new take on a Duke Ellington standard.

DJ Sessions: From Traditional To Virtual Choirs

January 13, 2015
Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir ‘Lux Aurumque’ was launched in March 2010 and featured online performances by 185 singers. (Screenshot via Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir)

Classical Minnesota Public Radio DJ Steve Staruch shares a range of choral music, from the traditional to the digital.

For Spotify It’s Full Steam Ahead, With Or Without Taylor Swift

January 13, 2015
Paying users increased for Spotify in 2014, but the company has yet to post a profit.

Paying users on Spotify increased around 50 percent since May of 2014. However, the streaming music service has yet to post a profit.

Country Music Isn’t All From The South

January 6, 2015
Blue Hill Mountain in Maine. (smilla4/Flickr)

Author Clifford Murphy brings us a selection of country music from the New England area.

Renee Graham’s Picks For Quintessentially American Music

January 5, 2015
Blues Legend B.B. King performs his 10,000th concert at B.B. KIng Blues Club & Grill in Times Square on April 18, 2006 in New York City. (Astrid Stawiarz/AFP/Getty Images)

In the first of a new series looking at American music, our pop culture critic shares a playlist including B.B. King and Nina Simone.

Documenting The Evolution Of Hip Hop

January 2, 2015
Graffiti in the Bronx -- where DJs laid the foundations for hip hop in the 1970s. Brian Coleman has written what he calls the "invisible liner notes" of hip hop. Most hip hop wasn't heavily documented, like other musical genres -- leading to lapses in surveying the genre's evolution. (AquaLungBX/Flickr)

Music journalist Brian Coleman has compiled what he calls the “invisible liner notes” of hip hop in two anthologies.

Pop Culture Critic Renee Graham On Artists We Lost

December 31, 2014
American punk rock group The Ramones. Left to right: Johnny Ramone (1948 - 2004) Tommy Ramone (1949-2014), Joey Ramone (1951 - 2001) and Dee Dee Ramone (1952 - 2002). (Roberta Bayley/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Renee Graham remembers the musicians we lost this year, including Tommy Ramone of The Ramones and conductor Claudio Abbado.

2014 Was A Good Year For The Old 97’s

December 30, 2014
The members of Old 97s (from left): Philip Peeples, Rhett Miller, Ken Bethea and Murry Hammond. Their new album is "Most Messed Up." (Courtesy)

The members of the Old 97’s are showing no signs of their age, in a well-received album and stage show.

Dixie Cups ‘Chapel of Love’ Turns 50

December 26, 2014
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The members of The Dixie Cups discuss their 1964 hit about “going to the chapel.”

The 1914 Christmas Truce Is Set To Music At Symphony Hall

December 25, 2014
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce of 1914, the Boston Pops commissioned a new narrated work that combines words and music. (Courtesy of the Boston Pops)

The Boston Pops has commissioned a new narrated work combining words and music to mark the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce of 1914.

Louis Armstong's Queens Home Celebrates The Holidays

December 25, 2014
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The Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, New York goes all out for the holidays.

David Gray On New Beginnings

December 25, 2014
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The British singer-songwriter talks about his music and plays songs off his new album “Mutineers,” which is his tenth record.

DJ Sessions: Christmas Favorites Of Yesterday — And Today

December 24, 2014
This year's DJ Christmas session includes holiday songs from (left) Boney M., Jimmy Buffet, Bing Crosby and Chuck Berry. (Getty Images)

From “Christmas Island,” by Jimmy Buffett to “Mele Kalikimaka,” by Bing Crosby.

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