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Sat May 5, 2012
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In New Orleans, A Health Clinic For Working Musicians

Originally published on Sun May 6, 2012 8:26 am

The Stooges Brass Band performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Rick Diamond Getty Images

The annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is in full swing until Sunday. The event draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world — and also working musicians playing the festival.

Many of the performers don't have health insurance, so when they need a tuneup, they get care from the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic. It's one of a few health centers in the country that provide care exclusively to artists.

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Fri May 4, 2012
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Adam Yauch, Co-Founder Of The Beastie Boys, Dies

Originally published on Sat May 5, 2012 10:29 am

Adam Yauch (left) with the Beastie Boys in 1987. The gruff-voiced rapper known as MCA died Friday after a battle with cancer.
Ebet Roberts Getty Images

Adam Yauch, the raspy-voiced rapper known as MCA of the Beastie Boys, died Friday in New York at the age of 47. Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and had been largely out of the spotlight since.

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Thu May 3, 2012
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Dudes Act Like A Lady: 'Call Me Maybe' Takes Over YouTube

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:51 pm

Released in December, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" has been rising on the charts — it reaches no. 5 this week — and winning the hearts of fans on YouTube.
Vanessa Heins Courtesy of the artist


Tue May 1, 2012
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Philip Glass, 'Icon' Of The Avant-Garde

Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 1:37 pm

Images of composer Philip Glass from the cover of the Icon issue of The Fader.
Courtesy of The Fader

As a general rule, if it's in The Fader, it's new. There's a good chance that you've never heard of many of the musicians who fill the magazine, which is based in New York and flaunts that city's bustling diversity and also its celebration of the cutting edge. But part of that celebration, every year, is the magazine's Icon issue, which takes a step back from the relentless forward motion to anoint an influential, already-celebrated figure.

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Mon April 30, 2012
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The Music And Meaning Of 'Paris Is Burning'

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:52 pm