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The heartland rock singer-songwriter takes a mellower approach on his new album, Plain Spoken.

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The singer wrote "Stay," a chart-topping hit for Rihanna. Here, Ekko performs it in New York City.

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As outrageous power-pop hooks go note-for-note with a series of ecstatic 8-bit blips, the soulful coo of Elaiza Santos nicely offsets Crying's penchant for playful excess.

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Trumpeter Wallace Roney played Davis' understudy for many years. So it was fitting when he resurrected a long-lost orchestral composition that Wayne Shorter wrote for his mentor.

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Think you know your musical ghouls and ghosts? From country and classical to rock and jazz, try this hair-raising Halloween puzzler.

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