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These 250-Plus Violins Are About To Be Owned By The U.S. Government

August 11, 2016

American-made violins are often regarded as inferior to European ones, but guitarist David Bromberg knows their value. So does the Library of Congress, which is acquiring his impressive collection.


Rudy Van Gelder, Definitive Jazz Recording Engineer, Has Died

August 26, 2016

The man who captured hundreds of jazz's greatest recordings — by Miles Davis and John Coltrane, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock — died Thursday at his home studio. He was 91.


Chelsea Wolfe: Tiny Desk Concert

August 2, 2016

Last year's Abyss saw Chelsea Wolfe make her metallic tendencies explicit. At the Tiny Desk with just an electric guitar, the Sacramento native takes three songs back to their primal form.


What We Saw At The 2016 Newport Folk Festival

July 28, 2016

More than four dozen bands played at this year's festival, which was full of serendipitous moments. Our photographer Adam Kissick captured it all.