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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15:39 -0500The score for the new film, which stars Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy grappling with the death of her husband, was written by 29-year old English composer Mica Levi (a.k.a. Micachu).
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:30:00 -0500A Canadian police department jokingly said they'd punish drunk drivers by making them listen to Nickelback. That got us thinking: What song would you pick as punishment? We asked, you answered.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:29 -0500The Minneapolis singer and rapper spent her early life deep in the Pentecostal church — and shut away from secular music. When she moved to Houston, Texas, everything changed.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:52:00 -0500A panel of public-radio DJs recommends music for the end of your 2016 — including songs from Third Root, Regina Spektor and Sylvan Esso.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500Various music styles, from singer-songwriters to dance music to hip-hop, emerged over the many years of Fidel Castro's rule in Cuba.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:35 -0500Composer J.J. Wright combines sacred music with jazz for a project based on texts and melodies of Advent. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to him from Rome where he now interns with the Sistine Chapel Choir.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:35 -0500Saariaho isn't the first woman composer to stage an opera at New York's Metropolitan Opera — just the first in more than a century. Her opera, L'Amour de Loin, has its New York premiere this week.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:00:16 -0500Compare the songs on the Stones' new covers album, Blue & Lonesome, to the original recordings.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500Jazz Night in America host Christian McBride honors Bobby Hutcherson, Toots Thielemens and Victor Bailey, three prominent jazz musicians who passed away this year.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:28:21 -0500D'Ambrosio — a vocalist, pianist, visual artist, composer and teacher — joined Marian McPartland in 1994.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:00:00 -0500The Vampire Weekend drummer has a new solo project called Dams of the West. "Tell The Truth" is the second single off Youngish American, due out early next year.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0500There's a confessional quality to the songs of Pinegrove that feels reassuring. Watch the New Jersey band squeeze four songs into a scrappy, warmhearted 13-minute set.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:15 -0500"I didn't set out to write any of this stuff. It was kind of just what was eating at me," lead singer Patterson Hood says of the politically charged songs on the Truckers' latest album.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:34:00 -0500Librettist Gene Scheer says the drama of George Bailey's life is "an operatic story." So he, along with composer Jake Heggie, turned It's a Wonderful Life into an opera.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:51:23 -0500It's a pop-culture phenomenon: The people of Mexico love Morrissey. A lot. Hear a set from the band that's giving the Smiths singer's music a Latin makeover.