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The ancient year marked seasonal changes with special festivities and rituals. Join in our celebration of the natural elements — Air, Earth, Water and Fire — with a Beltane-themed hour of music.

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Like his father, Warren Shadd was a jazz musician and a piano technician. Then he decided to build a prototype instrument, went to a gospel music convention, and suddenly had more than 1,000 buyers.

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Black Francis and friends recently swung by KCRW's studio in Santa Monica, Calif., in between surprise performances at Coachella. Watch Pixies perform "Greens & Blues."

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Under Formell's direction, the beloved dance band Los Van Van chronicled realities of Cuban life. Hear five songs that function as both a tribute and, to some, an introduction.

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Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney unpack the expansive, irresistibly catchy sound of their eighth studio album — featuring new adventures in sampling, falsetto and epic guitar shredding.

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