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The New Yorker: Out Loud

New Yorker critics on Jeff Koons, Brian Eno, Orange is the New Black, and Louie.

Monday, June 30, 2014

New Yorker critics on Jeff Koons, Brian Eno, Orange is the New Black, and Louie.

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Metropolis: 6/28/14

Monday, June 30, 2014

This week's mix features lots of new electronic favorites, including a new track from Grimes.

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World Cafe Next: Heaven's Jail

Monday, June 30, 2014

Bred in Brooklyn and produced by Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck, Heaven's Jail makes "sensitive but not sappy" indie rock with some unlikely influences.

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KEXP Presents: Hurray For The Riff Raff

Monday, June 30, 2014

The dark Americana band taps into the legacies of everyone from Woody Guthrie to Bikini Kill. Hear Hurray for the Riff Raff perform the somber "Everybody Knows" live from the KEXP studios in Seattle.

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WQXR Blog

One Last Curtain Call for New York Philharmonic Concertmaster

Monday, June 30, 2014

After 6,033 performances, 219 solo appearances and 34 years, Glenn Dicterow took his final bows with the orchestra on Saturday night.

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Belgian Singer Stromae Hopes To Bring French Flair To The U.S.

Monday, June 30, 2014

The dance music sensation is about to tour America, and many venues are already sold out. Host Michel Martin speaks to the pop star about how life has influenced his music.

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Studio 360

Music and Lyrics

Monday, June 30, 2014

June Update: I’m excited to report that Jenrose Fitzgerald and I are working on mostly original material. I am feeling more confident about singing and trusting of my voice. I am continuing the work to improve my range and technique. But my main focus is songwriting, arranging, and playing guitar.​

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The Takeaway

How Modernity Began 100 Years Ago

Monday, June 30, 2014

The year 1914 is most often associated with the start of World War I, but it was also a year of incredible social and artistic change. Animation was invented, blues music went mainstream, Charlie Chaplin defined the golden age of silent films - and culture was changed forever. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Pleasures of Print and Jazz

Monday, June 30, 2014

David Lewis, the producer and director of "The Pleasures of Being Out of Step", discusses his new documentary following the life and journey of Nat Hentoff, a jazz journalist who documented and lived some of the most significant political and cultural changes of the last generation.  Long-time guest Hentoff, now a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, joins in to talk about how he went from jazz to free speech to the contradictions of being an "atheist pro-lifer."

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Song Premiere: Bon Iver Writes A Tune For Zach Braff

Monday, June 30, 2014

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon took one look at Wish I Was Here, the new film by Zach Braff, and was immediately inspired to write this song.

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Features

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Songs Of 2014 (So Far)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Our 50 favorite songs from the first half of the year offer many different pleasures and got stuck in our heads for different reasons, but they all managed to become essential.

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NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2014 (So Far)

Monday, June 30, 2014

A selection of 25 deep, joyful, rewarding albums from every genre, out of every corner of the world, from the first six months months of 2014, picked by NPR Music.

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Meet the Composer

Internet Wall of Gratitude

Monday, June 30, 2014

We just wanted to thank you again for your amazing support of Meet the Composer. Because of you, we have really been able to sink our teeth into the project and produce something we are very proud of. We are now pleased to unveil the Meet the Composer Internet Wall of Gratitude! Go bask in your own generosity, you deserve it! 

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New Sounds

New Releases, June 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully separates the wheat from the chaff for this show.  He'll sort through the stacks of new CDs, the Soundcloud files, and other digital submissions which have come across his desk and into his inbox over the past month to present some of the finest new releases. He'll skim off the cream. He'll pick the lentils from the ashes. You get it. Listen to abrasive industrial-ish music by Ben Frost, some playfully layered music from the Australian group, Rabbitsss, some Mali-pop from the NYC-based outfit, Benyoro, and more.

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Chamber Music Society

Mozart and Beethoven Quintets

Monday, June 30, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features quintets by Mozart and Beethoven.

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Soundcheck

Watch: Jenny Scheinman, Live On Soundcheck

Monday, June 30, 2014

Watch the acclaimed singer, violinist, and composer perform songs from her latest album, The Littlest Prisoner, in the Soundcheck studio -- with her all-star bandmates, Bill Frisell and Brian Blade.

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Soundcheck

Hamilton Leithauser: Live At RadioLoveFest

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hear The Walkmen frontman perform songs from Black Hours at Soundcheck’s event at Brooklyn's BAM Harvey Theater on June 7 as part of RadioLoveFest.

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Exploring Music

American Masters, Part IV

Monday, June 30, 2014

Host Bill McGlaughlin spends this week exploring the American masters of classical music.

 

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Jenny Scheinman

Monday, June 30, 2014

Singer and violinist Jenny Scheinman performs with Bill Frisell and Brian Blade at LPR. Hear 'Run Run Run.'

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Violinist Roman Mints Wrestles with Time in 'Dance of Shadows'

Monday, June 30, 2014

Roman Mints's new album blurs present and past with pieces by Ysaÿe, Piazzolla, Schnittke, Silvestrov and Dobrinka Tabakova. Stream the full album all this week. 

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