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Wenner Media, the company founded by publisher Jann Wenner, is selling its controlling stake in the iconic music and culture magazine Rolling Stone, citing a desire "to best position the brand for future growth."

The news comes one year after Wenner Media sold 49 percent of Rolling Stone to BandLab Technologies, a digital music company based in Singapore.

This essay is one in a series celebrating deserving artists or albums not included on NPR Music's list of 150 Greatest Albums By Women.

This weeks program featured multi instrumentalist Sam Rivers recordings from the 1970. Also included in the program are recordings From Texas trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez and New York alto saxophonist John Zorn's Masada band.

This week on “The Juke Joint,” Robert Barclay featured some new releases by Tommy Castro, Sonny Landreth, the Blind Boys of Alabama and the last recordings by the late Gregg Allman and Leon Russell. He also continued to celebrate John Lee Hooker’s 100th birthday.

We Shall Not Be Moved is a new opera that takes its name from both the old spiritual-turned-civil-rights anthem and the Philadelphia black liberation group, MOVE. That group might be best-remembered for a 1985 tragedy: A police helicopter bombed the MOVE house, and the resulting fire killed 11 people and destroyed 62 homes in the neighborhood.

The opera, presented by Opera Philadelphia with the Apollo Theater, had its world premiere Sept. 16. It revisits that house and its ghosts, while remaining centered on stories about young people in Philadelphia today.

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This week on Homespun, we visited some early sides from Alison Krauss as well as new music form The Grascals and Town Mountain. We also heard acoustic tracks from Los Lobos and a Darrell Scott cover from Patty Loveless!

In 2011, the Justice Department classified Juggalos — fans of the Michigan-born rap duo Insane Clown Posse — as gang members, writing: "Crimes committed by Juggalos are sporadic, disorganized, individualistic, and often involve simple assault, personal drug use and possession, petty theft, and vandalism."

If you haven’t hear of Pianos Become the Teeth, Zhu, Throw Me the Statue, or The Tontons, you will have after listening to this week’s show. Also catch the Michigan music we have for you from The Macpodz, May Erlewine, Kenneth Michael, and Jamaican Queens!

This week on The Beat, music from the Vietnam Era as Public Television rolls out the Ken Burns series – plus new music from Diana Krall, JD Allen, Chucho Valdez and Gerry Thrasher.

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