Sharon Jones dies at age 60

Sharon Jones at Rock the Garden 2010

A message posted on Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' Facebook page announced Sharon Jones passed away Friday, Nov. 18, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jones was known for her powerful voice, her soulful songs and her indomitable spirit.

Dixie Chicks host a joyously defiant girls' night out in Nashville

Dixie Chicks in concert

During their first headlining tour in a decade, the Dixie Chicks showed off the many ways they've always been more than the usual Nashville act. In her review of the Dixie Chicks' Nashville concert, NPR Music's Ann Powers gives fans a hint of what they may experience on August 27 and 28, when the Dixie Chicks play two sold-out shows at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand.

Bernie Worrell, 'Wizard Of Woo,' Dies At 72

Bernie Worrell

The influential keyboardist and composer had been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. Worrell was a key member of Parliament-Funkadelic and played with the Talking Heads.

Bluegrass Pioneer Ralph Stanley Dies At 89

Ralph Stanley in 2012

Ralph Stanley was one of the early leaders of bluegrass music, and enjoyed an unexpectedly broad following after he sang a song for the Coen Brothers' film, O Brother, Where Art Thou.