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Justin Bieber's Growing Pains

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Teen idol Justin Bieber isn't a baby anymore. Today: a mature discussion about what's in store when the voice behind Biebermania starts to grow up. And later: the Australian rock band The Church performs live.

Boys to Men: A Mature Discussion

It’s perfectly natural for a 16-year-old boy’s voice to crack. But when that boy is teen pop star and music-biz juggernaut Justin Bieber, there’s a lot at stake. Shirley Halperin, music editor for The Hollywood Reporter, has been talking with camp Bieber – she gives us the latest news, and predicts what lies ahead for Bieber fever. Plus: vocal coach Cari Cole explains how other teen vocalists deal with the inevitable pains of growing up.

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In Studio: The Church

The Australian rock band The Church, best known for their 1988 hit “Under the Milky Way Tonight,” is celebrating its 30th anniversary - by playing three full albums, one from each decade, on each night of its current tour. They’ll play slightly less music for us live in the studio.

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Playlist: Boys to Men + The Church

Click through to see today's Soundcheck playlist!

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Brandon Ross

Gig Alert: Brandon Ross

Brandon Ross is an underappreciated avant-garde guitarist and banjo player who makes music of odd, angular beauty. Download his "No Wonder" here.

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