Subscribe: NPR Topics: Classical Music
Preview: NPR Topics: Classical Music

Stories from NPR : NPR

Assorted stories from NPR

Last Build Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:16:56 -0400

Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only

Insurance Companies Could Profit From Fewer Customers Under GOP Plan

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:16:56 -0400

As House Republicans and the White House try reach a deal on a plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, much of the insurance industry likes what it's seeing.

Kendrick Lamar Fires A Warning Shot With New Song 'The Heart Part 4'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:01:42 -0400

The new song from the acclaimed rapper, which takes aim at phony rappers and President Trump alike, climaxes with the revelation of his next album's April 7 release date.

Watch Caroline Spence Perform 'All The Beds I've Made' Live For Folk Alley

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:15 -0400

The Nashville-based songwriter recorded a few tracks at this year's 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida, including this quietly hopeful love song.

U.S. Women Bumped From Top Spot In FIFA World Rankings

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:39:00 -0400

The U.S. is now No. 2, behind Germany and ahead of France, England and Canada. The American squad has been ranked in the top two spots since FIFA created the world rankings for women back in 2003.

'Beauty And The Beast,' Music, And More From South By Southwest

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:14:12 -0400

This week, we visit the new Disney live-action adaptation of Beauty And The Beast, and we all report back from Austin about the happenings at South By Southwest.

Escape The Noise: Watch 9 Lullabies From Austin

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:01:00 -0400

Lydia Ainsworth, Phoebe Bridgers, L.A. Salami, Valerie June, Let's Eat Grandma and others sing us quiet songs on hotel beds and in art installations during SXSW.

South X Lullaby: Nick Hakim

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:00:15 -0400

In the Optic Obscura installation at SXSW, Hakim sings some psychedelic soul music for outer-space performed in a room that looks like outer-space.

Songs We Love: Phantoms, 'Just A Feeling (Feat. Vérité)'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:57:49 -0400

The Los Angeles duo makes escapist, vocal-heavy dance music inspired by the city's surreal nightlife. Vérité sings on the deep and flirty new single.

Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:01:00 -0400

House Republicans altered their health care bill to let states decide what coverage is required. That would make it harder to buy coverage for childbirth or chronic illness, analysts say.

The Builders And The Butchers: White-Knuckle Americana

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:00:15 -0400

On The Spark, due out May 19, the band's acoustic folk-rock sound is shot through with nervy, hellfire-and-brimstone intensity.

Utah Cuts DUI Alcohol Limit To Lowest Level In U.S.; Law Also Affects Gun Owners

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Utah's new DUI law will also lower the alcohol limit for people carrying guns. The strict law has been controversial in Utah, with hundreds of calls to the governor's office.

Former Egyptian Leader Mubarak Released

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:51:00 -0400

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was freed Friday morning after six years in detention. His lawyers say he has left a military hospital where he has essentially been under house arrest.

Tiny Vipers Returns With First Album In 8 Years, Shares Synthetic Hymnal 'K.I.S.S.'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:23:01 -0400

"Laughter came out of this awkward place of losing myself." After her last album, Jesy Fortino went back to school to become a civil engineer. Her new album sounds like nothing she's done before.

Kevin Breel: What Can Depression Teach Us About Comedy?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:10:09 -0400

The image of the "sad clown" can seem like a cliche. But for Kevin Breel, it's very real. He describes how he struggled with depression while performing as a stand-up comedian.

Negin Farsad: Can Humor Fight Prejudice?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:10:09 -0400

Comedian Negin Farsad traveled all over the U.S. to clear up misconceptions about Islam while making people laugh. She calls this form of activism "social justice comedy."