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Sunday, September 26, 2021
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton, who delivers his first album in five years with the help of some friends including Jennifer Hudson.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Talbert wanted to write a holiday movie that would not only inspire him but also his son, the way Willy Wonka or Mary Poppins sparked his imagination as a child.
Sunday, August 16, 2020
After hearing a speech by filmmaker Spike Lee, composer Ted Hearne teamed up with the poet Saul Williams to remap the history of his neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., through the language of music.
Sunday, May 03, 2020
After a drawn out fight with her record label, Good To Know is JoJo's first new album since 2016. "I found my power. And that feels so exhilarating and intoxicating," she says.
Sunday, March 01, 2020
Quentin Baxter and Clay Ross mix gospel and R&B with Gullah music, which originated from the descendants of formerly enslaved Africans who made their home in South Carolina's lowcountry.
Friday, November 08, 2019
Maybe you're curious about the process and timing. Or maybe you want to know more about how this topic connects with your day-to-day life. We want your questions.
Sunday, October 06, 2019
NPR's Michel Martin speaks to comedian Aasif Mandvi, host of the Lost at The Smithsonian podcast, about the history behind the guitar Jose Feliciano used to perform at the 1968 World Series.
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Lennox became the first female signee to J. Cole's Dreamville label in 2015. Now, with the release of her debut album, Shea Butter Baby, fans are showing up for her soulful sound and storytelling.
Sunday, June 02, 2019
In the 1970s, Algebra Mothers earned a cult following in their native Detroit. Now they're enjoying newfound popularity with the release of past recordings.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Award-winning Northern Irish band Snow Patrol is currently touring the United States. The group stopped by NPR to perform a few songs and chat about its latest album.
Sunday, March 31, 2019
The new Netflix movie, "The Burial of Kojo," is a fantasy film confronting illegal mining in Ghana. NPR's Michel Martin talks with the film's director about the project.
Sunday, March 03, 2019
Every year, African-American members of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club paint their faces black for the city's Mardi Gras celebrations. Now, they're facing calls to end the practice.
Sunday, February 24, 2019
In the crowded field of late-night talk show hosts, the comedy duo of Desus and Mero are unlike any other, with an irreverent comedy style anchored in their Bronx upbringing.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
With her new special, Seales hopes to cement her position as a trusted and thoughtful comedic voice that speaks to a demographic that she says has long been ignored: black women.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Former white nationalist Christian Picciolini says he was "lost" and "lonely" when he was recruited into a white supremacist group as a teenager but he now runs a nonprofit that advocates for peace.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Officials say the move was triggered by complaints from community residents that street fairs create traffic congestion, noise and litter.
Friday, March 11, 2011
The 18th annual GLBT Expo is taking place this weekend at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Midtown Manhattan. Some 200 exhibitors are attending the tradeshow to introduce new products to the gay and lesbian community, and to meet potential buyers face to face.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Armando Guareno programmed the New York International Latino Film Festival for five years before noticing that the city's Dominican community lacked a film festival of its own.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
The Brooklyn Historical Society wraps up its baseball film series Sunday with a screening of the documentary "Dem Bums: The History of the Brooklyn Dodgers." The film includes archival footage and interviews with former players, including legends like Duke Snider, who died last week.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Latin American artists are in the spotlight at this year’s invitation-only exhibition at the Armory Art Show in Manhattan. Eighteen galleries from Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina...