How Rhiannon Giddens Reconstructs Black Pain With The Banjo

HOW RHIANNON GIDDENS RECONSTRUCTS BLACK PAIN WITH THE BANJO

The renowned folk songwriter stops by NPR's Washington D.C. headquarters to play two songs from her latest album and discuss the historical...

Tiny Desk Concerts At 10: How One Miserable Show Led To A Magical Concert Series

TINY DESK CONCERTS AT 10: HOW ONE MISERABLE SHOW LED TO A MAGICAL CONCERT SERIES

How Laura Gibson's "terrible-feeling" concert experience led to the birth of the Tiny Desk concert series 10 years ago.

 
 
 
Bearing Musical Witness To John B. McLemore, The Late Protagonist Of 'S-Town'

BEARING MUSICAL WITNESS TO JOHN B. MCLEMORE, THE LATE PROTAGONIST OF 'S-TOWN'

Before his death in 2015, the subject of the hit podcastmade music inspired by painter and ambient musician Tor Lundvall. Now, Lundvall...

Juliana Hatfield Sings The Hits Of 'Old Friend' Olivia Newton-John

JULIANA HATFIELD SINGS THE HITS OF 'OLD FRIEND' OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

Though she's known for her contributions to '90s indie rock, Hatfield goes back to one of her earliest musical inspirations for her...

 
 
 

POP CULTURE WEEK: 'SCANDAL,' BEYCHELLA, KENDRICK

Shonda Rhimes' ABC smash hit Scandal takes its final bow, Beyonce preps for another set at the mega-popular Coachella music festival,...

LAURA VEIRS' 'THE LOOKOUT' IS A SOUNDTRACK FOR TURBULENT TIMES

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Laura Veirs of Portland, Ore., about her new album, The Lookout. She says it addresses the fleeting beauty...

 
 
 

WILLIE PICKENS ON PIANO JAZZ

Chicago jazz mainstay Willie Pickens died this past December at age 86. Revisit his performance with McPartland in this 1997 episode...

Shall We Dance: Balanchine Sets Tchaikovsky In Motion

SHALL WE DANCE: BALANCHINE SETS TCHAIKOVSKY IN MOTION

Conductor Marin Alsop muses on the power of ballet and her memories of watching choreographer George Balanchine bring the music of...

 
 
 
A Conversation About Kanye West, Twitter Philosopher

A CONVERSATION ABOUT KANYE WEST, TWITTER PHILOSOPHER

Sam Sanders, host of NPR's It's Been a Minute contextualizes the philosophy of Kanye West, as discerned from the rapper's recent string...

SWEDISH ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC DJ AVICII DIES AT 28

Swedish musician and DJ Avicii has died at 28. NPR's Ari Shaprio talks with KCRW's Jason Bentley about his career.

 
 
 
A Conversation About Kanye West, Twitter Philosopher

A CONVERSATION ABOUT KANYE WEST, TWITTER PHILOSOPHER

Sam Sanders, host of NPR's It's Been a Minute contextualizes the philosophy of Kanye West, as discerned from the rapper's recent string...

Connecting The Dots On Arvo Pärt's Symphonic Journey

CONNECTING THE DOTS ON ARVO PÄRT'S SYMPHONIC JOURNEY

A new album of the Estonian composer's four symphonies trace the path of a brave artist who risked throwing it all away to reinvent...

 
 
 
World Cafe Nashville: Brothers Osborne

WORLD CAFE NASHVILLE: BROTHERS OSBORNE

John Osborne's guitar runs through every track like a duet partner with T.J.'s ever more sophisticated vocalizing. Hear a live session...

J. Cole Is Sick Of Money Phone Rap And He's Not Going To Take It Anymore

J. COLE IS SICK OF MONEY PHONE RAP AND HE'S NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE

The first video from his new album KOD features the North Carolina rapper parodying trap's infatuation with cash and drug-addled fantasy.

 
 
 
Electronic Dance Music Superstar Avicii Dies At 28

ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC SUPERSTAR AVICII DIES AT 28

Tim Bergling, a Swedish dance wunderkind and one of the most successful DJs in the world, was found dead Friday in Oman. (Image credit:...

Electronic Dance Music Superstar Avicii Dies At 28

ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC SUPERSTAR AVICII DIES AT 28

Tim Bergling, a Swedish dance wunderkind and one of the most successful DJs in the world, was found dead Friday in Oman. (Image credit:...

 
 
 
Ariana Grande's 'No Tears Left To Cry' Pushes Past Grief

ARIANA GRANDE'S 'NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY' PUSHES PAST GRIEF

If nothing else, "No Tears" eases Ariana Grande back into the public eye as a pop star without the weight of the Manchester tragedies...

From Cuba With Love: Yissy Garcia And Bandancha's 'Universo'

FROM CUBA WITH LOVE: YISSY GARCIA AND BANDANCHA'S 'UNIVERSO'

Yissy Garcia and Bandancha defies categorization, mixing jazz, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop and deep grooves standing at the bleeding edge of...

 
 
 
Beyond Beychella: The Rise Of Women Of Color On America's Biggest Festival Stage

BEYOND BEYCHELLA: THE RISE OF WOMEN OF COLOR ON AMERICA'S BIGGEST FESTIVAL STAGE

With a history-making show from Beyoncé and inclusion of more women on the lineup than ever, Coachella 2018 has set the stage for minority...

Songs We Love: Monsieur Periné's 'Bailar Contigo'

SONGS WE LOVE: MONSIEUR PERINÉ'S 'BAILAR CONTIGO'

New single from upcoming album is more French-inspired swing-jazz, coupled with a Colombian tropical flair. (Image credit: Alejandra...

 
 
 



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New Release

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Shania Twain Would Have Voted For Trump If She Could

Shania Twain Would Have Voted For Trump If She Could

In The Guardian 's new profile of Shania Twain, the country popstar spoke about loss, infidelity, and the years of trauma that wounded her. Twain's parents abused her and died... Read more ...

Watch The Heartbreakers Play With Beck In Their First Performance Since Tom...

Watch The Heartbreakers Play With Beck In Their First Performance Since Tom Petty Died

Tom Petty's death hit hard last October for musicians and fans, and especially for the Heartbreakers. The band hadn't played together since Petty's passing, but last night Mike... Read more ...

Police Say No Criminal Suspicion In Avicii's Death

Police Say No Criminal Suspicion In Avicii's Death

Police have ruled out "criminal suspicion" in EDM superstar Avicii's recent death. Last week Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, was found dead in the Oman capital of Muscat. Oman... Read more ...

Beyoncé's 2nd Coachella Set Had J Balvin, New Costumes, And This Cute Moment...

Beyoncé's 2nd Coachella Set Had J Balvin, New Costumes, And This Cute Moment Where She Fell Down Trying To Pick Up Solange

There wasn't a dull moment during Beyoncé's second Coachella set, filled with costume changes, cameo performances, and a cute fall. Wrapping up what some have called... Read more ...

Hear Mac DeMarco And Shamir's Beat Happening Covers From Record Store Day 7″

Hear Mac DeMarco And Shamir's Beat Happening Covers From Record Store Day 7″

Songbird Shamir and jangle-pop sweetheart Mac DeMarco teamed up to cover the formative '80s lo-fi indie band Beat Happening on an exclusive 7" for Record Store Day. The record... Read more ...

Sufjan Stevens Performs Four Songs on 'Live From Here' in New York

Sufjan Stevens Performs Four Songs on 'Live From Here' in New York

Sufjan Stevens performed four songs during his appearance on Live From Here at New York's Town Hall Saturday... Read more ...

Nile Rodgers Says New Chic Album Will Feature Bruno Mars, Haim & Debbie Harry

Nile Rodgers Says New Chic Album Will Feature Bruno Mars, Haim & Debbie Harry

Chic's long-awaited upcoming album, It's About Time, will feature a host of noteworthy guest appearances, the group's guitarist and co-... Read more ...

Record Store Day 2018: Here's What Went Down During the New York Crawl

Record Store Day 2018: Here's What Went Down During the New York Crawl

Record Store Day 2018 started off strong in Brooklyn on Saturday with the third annual Record Store Day Crawl. The vinyl-... Read more ...

Beyonce Embraced a Whole New Look for Coachella Weekend 2

Beyonce Embraced a Whole New Look for Coachella Weekend 2

Beyoncé changed up her historic headlining set for the second Saturday night of Coachella with a fresh wardrobe - and a couple of... Read more ...

'Austin Powers' Actor Verne Troyer Dies at 49

'Austin Powers' Actor Verne Troyer Dies at 49

Verne Troyer, an actor best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, has died at age 49, according to a statement on the... Read more ...