“Blue” is the album that put her on the map. But “Court and Spark” is her masterpiece.

Berry Gordy's Motown record label became a form of diplomacy that crossed racial boundaries: “I felt that people were way more alike than different.”

He found music in everything, including the opening and closing of an umbrella over a ticking alarm clock.

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Undersung opera star Justino Díaz takes the spotlight at the Kennedy Center Honors.

The Brookland-based producer has put together a show at Rhizome this weekend.

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Tasha, Caroline Polachek, 100 Gecs and Lovelytheband perform this week.

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The “Get Back” documentary series is a slog that only one band could get away with.

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The 21-year-old rapper met his 9:30 Club audience exactly where they’re at. But where to go from here?

  • Chris Kelly
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The Washington-based band features the silky but strong voice of lead singer Shady Rose.

  • Mark Jenkins
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Director says he didn’t sanitize footage of the Beatles’ last project: “It’s more raw and honest.”

  • George Varga
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The online record store sells D.C. area artists exclusively. Is there a bricks-and-mortar version in its future?

Ana Roxanne, Jeff Rosenstock, Bob Dylan and Downhaul will perform.

A trombonist of virtuosic skill, he also won two Grammy Awards as a composer and arranger.

  • Perspective

This year’s nominee slate offers some unexpected names but the same old problems.

Glass Beach, Proper and Home is Where performed a sold-out show at Pie Shop in D.C.

A new eligibility change means D.C.’s dance music can be recognized on its own terms.

  • Perspective

Composer Matthew Aucoin and librettist Sarah Ruhl’s operatic adaptation of the 2003 play makes its Met debut.

His witty songs, such as "I'm Hip" and "Peel Me a Grape," became modern standards. He also wrote "I'm Just a Bill" for "Schoolhouse Rock!"

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The superstar’s super-hyped new album processes her divorce in more ways than one.

The guitarist for New Orleans institution the Meters thought his 1971 recordings were washed away by Katrina. But a flea market find helped.

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