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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Last week a video of a girl dancing, falling and catching on fire made its way onto cable and local news networks. This week, late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel came forward to reveal that the video was a hoax and that he staged the whole thing. It's not the first time the press has been duped by videos engineered to go viral.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Jesse Jackson Jr. has been sentenced to 30 months in prison. The former Illinois congressman stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds to buy luxury items for himself and his family. His wife Sandra Jackson received a year in prison for filing false tax returns.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
In the 1800s, British libraries used gaming rooms to lure patrons away from pubs. Now, across the country, libraries are using video games to attract millennials — and the goal isn't always educational.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
In their second collaboration, dance music duo Modeselektor and electronic producer Apparat make dramatic sounds for the mind and the body.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
This year marks the 20th anniversary of a remarkable year in music: In 1993, more than a dozen rap artists released albums that helped change the sound of America. Among them was Tupac Shakur, who at 21 was on the cusp of superstardom. Just a few years later, he would be dead. (This piece initially aired July 19, 2013, on Morning Edition).
Friday, July 19, 2013
In January of 1993, Tupac Shakur was 21 years old. He was about to drop his contradictory second album, which would launch him to superstardom.
Monday, June 17, 2013
The French electronic duo sits with NPR's Sami Yenigun to talk about their latest album, and share some of their favorite music by other artists, including James Blake, The Strokes and the '70s disco band Chic.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
By leaking details of its new release through codes and numbers, the Scottish electronic duo worked the press game backwards.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Blockbuster console game franchise Halo is going to have a new installment for mobile phones. Microsoft made the announcement Tuesday. It's a confirmation of the way the gaming industry is going, away from relying on $60 console games and closer to mobile and micropayments.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The language used to translate sound into digital information celebrates its 30th anniversary. Today, MIDI is everywhere, including nearly every pop song on the radio and the fountain at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Video game makers want their products to be as realistic as possible. Often, that means modeling virtual weapons on real ones, then buying permission to use real brand names. For gun makers, that brand placement is worth a lot more than the licensing fees they collect.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Phil Ramone was a violin prodigy; he played for Queen Elizabeth when he was 10. As a fledgling recording engineer, he manned the booth for "Alice's Restaurant." And as a producer, he recorded hits for Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and Paul Simon. As NPR's Sami Yenigun reports, Ramone died Saturday at the age of 79.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
He is the second former member of the fabled Motown group to pass away in two weeks; last week former Tempations tenor Damon Harris died. Both singers can be heard on the 1972 hit "Papa Was A Rolling Stone."
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The dance music store, blog and chart is the latest acquisition in SFX's dance music buying spree.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The iconic banjo player, who played with Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt, developed a picking technique which defined the sound of bluegrass music. His "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" won two Grammy awards and made the banjo bluegrass' star instrument.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
The host and executive producer of the long-running show died Wednesday morning.