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  • 11 years ago | Music News

    Jim Henson, Sesame Street's visionary founder and lead puppeteer, was famous for never looking back. Bursting with creativity, Henson moved so swiftly from one project to the next that little attention was given to curating the countless music alb...

  • 11 years ago | Music News

    The common wisdom regarding the Beatles' final record, Let It Be -- which was released in 1970 to a dispirited public and critical response -- is that it was tarted up and defiled by evil pop producer Phil Spector, who was called in to remix the a...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Apparently, the sight of the winsome, wizened Caetano Veloso sensuously purring his way through the song "Cucurrucucu Paloma" in Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar's latest film, Talk to Her, has caused a run on the Brazilian pop legend's bac...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Three of Brazil's brightest rising stars have joined forces to create an extraordinarily beautiful, alluring blend of soul, trip-hop, and bossa nova, a sure sign of the continued creative vitality of their native land. Vocalist Marisa Monte, samba...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    There are few moments in current popular culture as delicious as watching a washed-up Martha Quinn shilling on a late-night infomercial for Time-Life's Sounds of the '80s collection. When asked what it was like to be an MTV VJ back in the day, the...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Brazilians love experimentation and magical moments; they love assimilating far-flung musical styles, blending them with local rhythms, and imbuing them with graceful elegance. Ravers in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador have recently woven techno and a...