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50 Years Of 'The Point,' Harry Nilsson's Wonderful, Weird Musical Fable

Saturday, February 15, 2020

50 years after Harry Nilsson's concept album about a round-headed boy from a land of pointy heads, his son Kiefo and actor Mike Lookinland talk about a new release of the animated film from 1971.

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James Taylor Narrates Life Before Fame And Sings American Standards On New Album

Sunday, February 09, 2020

James Taylor's had a long and rich career, with hits including "Fire and Rain" and "You've Got a Friend." Now he's releasing an audio-only memoir and has a new album of standards coming Feb. 28.

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Antibalas' 'Fu Chronicles' Is A Martial Arts-Inspired Testament To Afrobeat

Saturday, February 08, 2020

For two decades, some of Afropop's hottest sounds have come out of Brooklyn. Duke Amayo and Martin Perna of the band Antibalas talk about their latest release, Fu Chronicles.

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From White Supremacy To Opioids, Drive-By Truckers Confronts 'The Unraveling'

Saturday, February 01, 2020

NPR's Renee Montagne speaks to songwriter Patterson Hood about his band's new album, which threads dark tales of our perilous times and tries to end on a note of optimism.

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Commemorating A King's College Christmas Tradition

Sunday, December 22, 2019

A new album commemorates the Centenary Service of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King's College, Cambridge.

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In 'Like Falling Through A Cloud,' Eugenia Zukerman Explores Her Changing Mind

Saturday, November 09, 2019

The classical flutist came back from the hospital after receiving an Alzheimer's diagnosis and felt compelled to write. The result is a stunning memoir that mixes poetry and prose.

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'El Derecho De Vivir En Paz' Gives Voice To Protesters In Chile

Saturday, November 02, 2019

Amidst the enormous protests against inequality, Chileans turn to song. Music once used to protest the brutal dictator Augusto Pinochet in the '70s has been revamped for the demonstrations.

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King Princess Comes To Terms With Her Rapid Success On 'Cheap Queen'

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Mikaela Straus had a breakout hit last year as King Princess. Now, she's released her first full-length album, Cheap Queen, which reckons with a fame she wasn't necessarily prepared for.

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This Tiny Desk Contestant Processes Pain Through Music: 'It Became Our Safety Place'

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Ephraim Bugumba was 3 years old when his family fled violence in the Republic of the Congo. His song "Voices in My Head," was a standout entry in NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest.

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These Tiny Desk Contestants Extend Compassion 'To Honor This Heartbreak' Of Addiction

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Amanda Gustafson and Eric Olsen of Swale's song "If You Get Lost" is a standout entry from this year's Tiny Desk Contest.

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Making Movies And Rubén Blades Trace Stories Of Immigrant Injustice With 'Ameri'kana'

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Latino star Rubén Blades teams up with Making Movies to addresses themes of injustices in the collaborative album Ameri'kana.

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After The Flames, Notre Dame's Centuries-Old Organ May Never Be The Same Again

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Chief organist Olivier Latry looks ahead at the church's extensive renovation process after the Notre Dame cathedral fire on April 15.

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3 Decades In, Bruce Hornsby's Style Is Constantly Evolving

Sunday, April 14, 2019

The Grammy-winning pianist and composer branches out from his soundtrack work to create his latest album, Absolute Zero.

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Dervish Finds New Ways To Celebrate Tradition With 'The Great Irish Songbook'

Saturday, April 13, 2019

As the Irish band Dervish approaches its 30th anniversary, they musicians have released The Great Irish Songbook with guests including Steve Earle, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill and more.

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The Valkyrie Who Maxed Out Her Credit Cards: Christine Goerke Sings Brünnhilde

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Goerke, who's singing in the current Metropolitan Opera Ring cycle, overcame a vocal crisis to become one of today's leading dramatic sopranos.

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Alt.Latino's New Music Discoveries At SXSW 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

From the heart of music madness in Austin, Felix Contreras shares the hottest new Alt. Latino sounds from SXSW Festival.

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Jeremy Denk's Musical Odyssey Through 7 Centuries Of Music

Saturday, March 16, 2019

On his new album titled c.1300-c.2000, the pianist begins with a medieval song by Machaut and ends with an étude by Philip Glass.

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Galactic's Funk Sound Finds Permanent Home In Legendary New Orleans Club

Saturday, March 02, 2019

As Mardi Gras approaches, the music of New Orleans is in the air. The band Galactic not only has a new album, Already Ready Already, but the members bought the legendary New Orleans club Tipitina's.

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Bobbie Gentry's 'The Delta Sweete' Gets A Much-Belated Tribute

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Scott Simon discusses a star-studded reimagining of Gentry's 1968 cult classic with two of its contributors, country artist Margo Price and Rolling Stone editor David Fricke.

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Rosanne Cash On The Importance Of Living Out Loud

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Cash's latest album, She Remembers Everything, cuts a path through gun violence, sexism and the relentless march of time. "There's no point in hedging my bets about what I write about anymore."

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