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Melissa Aldana Wins 2013 Thelonious Monk Competition

Jazz history was made at the Kennedy Center Monday night. In the 27-year history of jazz's most prestigious international competition, a woman has never won in the instrumental categories. (Conversely, only women have won the vocal competitions, raising discomfiting questions about women's "place" in the music.) That precedent was shattered in this year's Thelonious Monk [...]