Yusuf, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year and his first release since then is "Tell 'Em I’m Gone" an album steeped in the rhythm and blues music that inspired him as a teenager

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The Texas singer-songwriter revives the country archetype of the drifter in this reflective, gentle song about being in between homes.

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On record, Banks is at the center of lavish productions, each suitable for throbbing remixes and banks of swirling lights. Here, though, she serves notice as a powerful singer in her own right.

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After composer Robert Schumann died, his Violin Concerto languished in a library — until a grandniece of the man he wrote it for got out her Ouija board.

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Joyce DiDonato — a Kansas native and lifelong Royals fan — happens to be one of the world's greatest opera singers. Here's what makes her so extraordinary.

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