Vince Pearson

Vince Pearson appears in the following:

'I'm Not Going To Be Broken': Mary J. Blige On 'Strength Of A Woman'

Thursday, April 27, 2017

"It's a responsibility being Mary J. Blige," the singer says. She speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about finding catharsis through music — and says that even she works out to her songs.

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Brad Paisley On 'Love And War,' Dialogue And Protest

Monday, April 24, 2017

One of mainstream country's biggest stars, Paisley subtly pushes the boundaries on his new album, which features a collaboration with Timbaland and a protest song written with John Fogerty.

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George Clinton And Killer Mike: Talking (Barber) Shop

Thursday, April 20, 2017

One founded a funk empire, the other sells out shows as half of Run the Jewels — and both have owned barbershops. They sit down together to discuss music, mentorship and the philosophy of barbering.

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To Ray Davies, America Is Still A Land Of Opportunity

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The former Kinks leader speaks with Steve Inskeep about Americana, a musical distillation of his sometimes tumultuous life as British rock star in the U.S.

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Laura Marling On The Notion Of The Female Muse

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Marling got interested in figures who inspire others to make art — and how that role got tied to femininity. On the new album Semper Femina, she tests the principle by picking a few muses of her own.

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U2 On 'The Joshua Tree,' A Lasting Ode To A Divided America

Monday, March 20, 2017

Bono and The Edge explain why, 30 years later, the biggest-selling album of their career feels disquietingly resonant.

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Girl, Interrupted: Hurray For The Riff Raff On Identity Lost And Found

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Singer Alynda Segarra explains the band's new album, The Navigator, which tells the story of a Puerto Rican girl who wishes away her culture and community in exchange for more freedom.

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The Magnetic Fields On The Improbably Autobiographical '50 Song Memoir'

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Stephin Merritt — by his own estimation, "the least confessional singer-songwriter in history" — unpacks his most confessional work.

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Divided States: 4 Ohio Voters Weigh In After The Second Debate

Monday, October 10, 2016

Did the second presidential debate — or the leaked video of Donald Trump making vulgar remarks about women — make a difference to four voters in divided Ohio?

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Dressed To Dazzle, The Struts Want To Make Rock Fun Again

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Frontman Luke Spiller talks about how he draws inspiration from glittery bands of the 1970s, especially Queen.

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Fallujah Residents Say Violence Has Heightened Since Iraq War

Friday, April 29, 2016

With ISIS in the city, and the Iraqi army massed around it, local cleric Shaikh Al-Tarabuli says the people worry that situation will get even more violent. Al-Tarabuli is working to get the city aid.

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Edie Brickell, Steve Martin Broadway Bound With 'Bright Star'

Friday, December 25, 2015

In 2014, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell won a Grammy for the title track to their Bluegrass album Love Has Come for You. Now the duo is headed to Broadway with a musical inspired by that album.

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Kate Pierson Says Going Solo Is Like 'Having Wings'

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"There's nobody like The B-52s," Pierson says. "But doing stuff on my own, I can also express more personal songs."

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Punch Brothers May Look Like A Bluegrass Band But Their Sound Is Unique

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Punch Brothers sing of distraction and isolation in the digital age on their new album The Phosphorescent Blues. While the group may look like a typical bluegrass band, the sound is all their own.

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Homeless In Nashville, Huge In Sweden

Thursday, October 09, 2014

After decades in obscurity, country singer Doug Seegers went from down-and-out to up-and-coming in an instant.

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On 'Remedy,' Old Crow Medicine Show Gets A Favor From Bob Dylan

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

"I learned more from Bob Dylan's songs than I did from any class, in any time, at any school in my life," singer Ketch Secor says.

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Third-Graders React To Video Games Tracking Their Play

Friday, November 08, 2013

Last week, as part of our kids and technology theme week, Steve Henn wrote about how video game makers are spending more time and money tracking players' behavior.

"As we play games, game designers are running tests on us and our kids. They're asking themselves what can they tweak ...

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