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Thursday morning music news: The Beach Boys revive, Woody Guthrie goes viral and Cesária Évora and Ralph MacDonald pass on

Thursday morning music news: The Beach Boys revive, Woody Guthrie goes viral and Cesária Évora and Ralph MacDonald pass on commons.wikimedia.org / Bremond
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The great Cape Verdean singer Cesária Évora has passed away.

KDHX's Best of 2011 coverage continues with lists of the top Live at KDHX videos, best underground hip-hop releases, best bluegrass and much much more.

Maya Angelou tsks tsks Common.

Whatever you may think of Adele, her 2011 album "21" has sold more copies than any record since 2004.

We know what you think of Rebecca Black, and we concede that 180 million YouTube views can be wrong.

Billboard rounds up the year in musician arrests -- with mug shots.

Wired has the ultimate holiday geek soundtrack.

The Mountain Goats spread some holiday cheer. Meanwhile, this Tumblr spreads Mountain Goats cheer, full stop.

Spin picks its favorite dance albums of the year.

Jon Bon Jovi's death has been greatly exaggerated.

The Seattle Times reports on the link between music and the amount of money you've blown on Christmas shopping.

According to Stereogum, these are the hottest indie rock crushes of the year.

This is not an Onion headline: The Grateful Dead arise in new video game.

Jody Rosen kicks off Slate's annual music critic roundtable.

Etta James' battle with leukemia is nearing an end.

The Current shares an infographic on -- what else? -- the world of online music.

If MySpace builds a new music player will anyone care?

Prolific percussionist Ralph MacDonald has died at the age of 67.

The Quietus thinks "retro" is dead. Who knew it was even sick?

The Beach Boys are reuniting. Mike Love loves it.

The peerless Terri Gross interviews Trent Reznor.

Rapper Slim Dunkin has been slain in Atlanta.

"Bat Chain Puller" is the great lost Captain Beefheart album. And it's now set for release.

Boing Boing and almost all of Facebook share Woody Guthrie's New Year's resolutions circa 1942.

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