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Natalie Cole follows in father's footsteps with new album 'En Espanol'

Back in 1958, legendary singer Nat King Cole released his first album that was completely in Spanish. Recently his daughter, Natalie Cole, followed in his footsteps by releasing her own spanish album: 'Cole En Espanol.'

Musicologist Michael Sigman picks the best pop melodies

Can you separate words from music and pick pop music's best melody? Sigman surveyed his friends, from Jimmy Webb and Bob Merlis to Les Moonves.

Corny, active and a little insane: What makes kids music that works for adults? (Video)

Kids' music that's safe for adults? That was the subject of a talk and performance at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum. Check out three acts that will entertain kids and their grownups.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Rabbit Rabbit, Maracatu New York and Dumpstaphunk

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by music critic Steve Hochman

Musician JJ Cale dies; wrote Clapton, Skynyrd hits

The singer-songwriter and producer known as the main architect of the Tulsa Sound passed away Friday night at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif. He was 74.

Van Dyke Parks returns with the long-awaited 'Songs Cycled'

Musician Van Dyke Parks is known for his collaborations with artists such as the Beach Boys and Skrillex. Now he's back with his latest solo album, "Songs Cycled."

After 17 years, 80s rocker Adam Ant returns with a new solo album

In the 1980s, Adam Ant made a name for himself with outlandish outfits, elaborate hair and make up and infectious, catchy tunes. But its been a long time since he’s made music, until now.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Jay-Z, Killer Mike with El-P, and Boogaloo Assassin

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by music critic Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com.

A new title for country legend Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard has been called one the most influential singer songwriters in country music history. But he's never been called Doctor, at least until now.

Looking into the life and music of Myron Glasper

Myron Glasper joined Take Two recently to talk about his career, and about growing up in South Central from a musical standpoint.

Music for your Fourth of July

Chris Martins is a senior writer for Spin Magazine and a regular on Tuesday Reviewsday. But for today, he’ll be your July 4th DJ. We’ll hear songs from Black Lips, King Tuff, Thundercat, Major Lazer and more.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Beck, Serengeti, Jon Brion and more

We chat with Chris Martins from Spin Magazine and Shirley Halperin from The Hollywood Reporter about these releases and more on Tuesday Reviewsday.

Jazz pianist, music arranger Paul Smith dies at 91 (videos)

Paul Smith, a jazz pianist, composer and arranger who worked with such greats as Bing Crosby, Nat “King” Cole and Dizzy Gillespie, has died at 91.

Big Star's drummer Jody Stephens on new doc 'Nothing Can Hurt Me'

Chris Ziegler, editor in chief of L.A. Record, talked with Stephens, Big Star's only original surviving member, about the documentary and the band's 1972 debut album.

Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy collaborate on 'One True Vine'

Legendary gospel and soul singer Mavis Staples has a new album out called "One True Vine," the second collaboration between the singer and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.

DEVO drummer Alan Myers dies in LA at 58 (videos)

Energy domes are blue today as DEVO mourns the loss of its former drummer, who was with the band when it released its hit song "Whip It!"