The author of definitive profiles of Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard and Sam Cooke revisits his adventures in music and writing.

Hailed as one of the finest violinists of her era, she left the limelight to raise her children.

The frontman of the alt-rock giants leads his group through a new album, with much more on the horizon.

  • Dan Hyman
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A onetime carpenter, he turned to crafting songs and had several Top 10 country hits.

From FreakY, Noochie, Deetranada and more.

  • Lawrence Burney
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A new compliation is the latest reminder of the political, syrupy and quick-burning breed of pop took that over London in the ’80s.

  • Mina Tavakoli
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The R&B mainstay’s new album pays tribute to Marvin Gaye by aiming to continue his work.

“As journalists, as writers, as artists, you just write what you know, you take in the world around you,” the musician says.

On new album, the guitarist and songwriter known for noise-punk marries indie rock with the wonder of jazz.

  • Jenn Pelly
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  • Review

The rising star showcased virtuosity, versatility and emotional complexity in a centuries-spanning program.

  • Perspective

Solutions to new artistic strictures include video and virtual reality to maintain a sense of community and connection.

The indie-rock lifers are living out their L.A. quarantine as bandmates and as a couple, still navigating where the line is between the two.

  • Nate Rogers
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Mark your calendar with upcoming online performances from Jennifer Koh and Kirill Gerstein.

  • Perspective

Orchestras and ensembles are pivoting to video, but some worry about what gets lost in translation.

“Swirling,” the Sun Ra Arkestra’s first new album since 1999, shows that his work is far from done.

  • Shannon Effinger
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  • Perspective

The master storyteller, who died Wednesday at 81, was one of the greatest saloon poets of the 20th century.

Gen Z musician Beabadoobee’s debut album is tinged with ’90s influences and adolescent heartache.

  • Review

For such an art form, the intrusion of the outside world — trains, planes and automobiles — feels especially cruel.

  • Review

After 20 albums, there continues to be nobody better at evangelizing his own lore than the Boss.

  • Mina Tavakoli
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‘The Harry Smith B-Sides,’ a companion piece to the curator’s 1952 collection, shows a darker side than the original.

  • Andy Beta
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