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Best Music Of 2012
10:03 am
Mon December 24, 2012

In Memoriam: Musicians We Lost In 2012

Whitney Houston performs in 1988.
David Corio Getty Images

Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 1:26 pm

NPR Music remembers the singers, instrumentalists, songwriters and personalities who died in 2012. Explore their musical legacies by launching our musical interactive here or by clicking on the image.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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The Record
4:16 pm
Sun December 23, 2012

The Week In Music: What To Stay In From The Cold And Read Now

Bundle up like Ghostface (right) and Styles P and you'll be fine. Their group Wu Block played New York City on Wednesday.
Johnny Nunez WireImage

There are long reads and then there are long reads. And now that the winter solstice has passed, we have more daylight to read them by. Slate indulges big time with its annual Music Club.

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Alt.Latino
4:13 pm
Sun December 23, 2012

Songs That Rocked 2012: Alt.Latino's Listener Picks

Alt.Latino listeners named Mexican singer Carla Morrison one of 2012's best Latin Alternative musicians.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun December 30, 2012 11:45 am

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Music Interviews
4:02 pm
Sun December 23, 2012

Ne-Yo On A Career Made Stronger By Missteps

Ne-Yo's newest album is called R.E.D.
Eric Ogden Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon December 24, 2012 12:45 pm

Before he was a pop star, Ne-Yo made a decent living as a songwriter-for-hire, crafting hits for other singers. The decision to step into the spotlight grew from want rather than need — a distinction he'd come to appreciate as the child of a single mother growing up in Las Vegas.

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Music News
4:28 am
Sun December 23, 2012

In Toronto, An Ad-Hoc Choir Becomes A Community

Choir! Choir! Choir! performs at the Toronto venue Lee's Palace, led by Daveed Goldman (left, with guitar) and Nobu Adilman.
Joseph Fuda

Originally published on Mon December 24, 2012 12:45 pm

Let's say you live in Canada — say, Toronto — and you like to sing. You're not in a band, you don't get asked to sing at weddings, but singing just kind of makes you happy. Well, every Tuesday night at a local bar, you'll find a crowd of people just like you, singing their hearts out.

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