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Sunday, June 25, 2017
When Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was a high school junior, her family was sent to a Japanese internment camp. Now, she was finally able to participate in her hometown's high school graduation.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
On her eponymous debut album as Bedouine, folk musician Azniv Korkejian explores her itinerant, transnational upbringing and the war in Syria, where she was born.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Jason Haaheim was a senior scientist at a nanotech company before deciding he wanted to play in a professional orchestra. He's now principal timpanist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
For her new album, Simone Schmidt, who performs under the name Fiver, researched the stories of women committed to the 19th-century Ontario institution for the criminally insane.
Sunday, May 07, 2017
That message is embedded in the Canadian singer's new album, Pleasure. "I appreciate the perspective that 28-year-old Leslie's shed on my life," she says. "I kind of want to echo that forward."
Saturday, May 06, 2017
The Glee star was cast in Les Misérables when she was 8 and has been performing ever since. She says her new album, Places, intentionally calls back to her history onstage.
Sunday, October 09, 2016
Mecklenburg County, N.C., is a blue spot in a red state. And a visit there reveals something national polls may leave unsaid: Many black voters are dissatisfied with their choices for president.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Starting that next chapter can be difficult in any young person's life. And YA writers know it well. Sandra Cisneros, Jacqueline Woodson, Tamora Pierce and Jason Reynolds offer some words of wisdom.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Author Naomi Novik is a world builder. She writes books about dragons, witches and dark woods — and she's also designed computer games. "I'm an engineer and a writer," she says, "and I find that those two things are not uncomplimentary."
Novik's career as a writer and programmer started in ...
Sunday, January 10, 2016
In 10 months, Americans will go to the polls to pick the next U.S. president. When they cast their ballots, those votes will likely hinge on how they feel about the issues most important to them.
But what are those issues?
As a way of finding out, NPR's Rachel Martin ...
Saturday, July 18, 2015
What would it sound like if you put a bunch of amateur musicians onstage with a professional orchestra and told them to play? Probably a bit like a rehearsal at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore last month.
Onstage, members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) mixed with non-professional musicians, ...
Saturday, May 16, 2015
In the summer of 1948, an amateur folklorist named Ben Stonehill recorded more than 1,000 songs from Holocaust survivors in the lobby of New York City's Hotel Marseilles. This week, 66 of those songs become available online through the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, complete with translations; another ...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
In July of 2010, a catastrophic oil spill took place in Marshall, Michigan, flooding a million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo river. At the time, the media paid it little attention...