Son of a professional treasure hunter, Nate Fasold buys and sells rare, vintage guitars belonging to the likes of Elliott Smith and Kurt Cobain at his Portland shop, Black Book Guitars.
Senegalese percussionist Doudou N'Diaye Rose has died at age 85. He mastered his local drum language and brought it to the world, creating rhythms for the likes of Miles Davis and the Rolling Stones.
The popular New Orleans club welcomed everyone, even when the city code enforced segregation.
The rumblings about Dr. Dre and his abusive treatment of women are nothing new. They've been around for decades. He says he's changed.
Musicians in Kenya want a law forcing radio stations to play 70 percent local music. Nigeria and South Africa have similar rules. But this kind of protectionism could backfire.
Members of a Syrian indie rock band escaped their country's bloodshed and have become a mainstay of Beirut's music scene. "In spite of all the deaths," the band sings, "you are still alive."
Can a computer program craft passable prose — something readers can't distinguish from human-authored stuff? How about poetry, or dance mixes? New contests pose those challenges.