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Mandy Moore On Self-Forgiveness And Her Musical Reawakening On 'Silver Landings'

Friday, March 06, 2020

After a decade-long gap between albums, the singer and This Is Us star talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro about returning to music, conquering self doubt and revisiting old songs.


Revisiting Beethoven's Beloved, Radical Symphonies For His 250th Birthday

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts all nine symphonies this year. He spoke about the surprisingly political side of Beethoven's music with All Things Considered.


Andrew Weatherall, Champion Of Underground Music, Dies At 56

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

DJ and artist Andrew Weatherall died Monday at 56. He was widely heralded in the electronic music world and was a hero of underground dance music.


Sheryl Crow Says 'Threads' Is Her Last Album. And She's OK With That

Thursday, August 29, 2019

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sheryl Crow about her latest album, Threads, and why this will probably be her last.


Looking Back On 'Bitches Brew': The Year Miles Davis Plugged Jazz In

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Christian McBride about the impact of Miles Davis' seminal album Bitches Brew — an electrified sound that ushered in decades of jazz fusion 50 years ago.


'Road' To Record-Breaking: How Lil Nas X Is Making History

Monday, July 29, 2019

Pop critic Chris Molanphy breaks down the social science behind "Old Town Road" breaking the record for longest-running No. 1 on the Billboard's Hot 100.


Betty Who Creates 'A Space That People Feel Joy In' With Independent Debut

Friday, July 12, 2019

Australian pop singer Betty Who reflects on her latest album, Betty, and the paths she's been able to explore as an independent artist.


After Years Of Hit-Making For Others, Mark Ronson Puts His Feelings First

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

On Late Night Feelings, Mark Ronson tapped into the melancholy side of disco, pop and country for what he calls "sad bangers." The super-producer spoke with NPR's Audie Cornish about making the album.


Nearly 8 Months After Hurricane Michael, Florida Panhandle Feels Left Behind

Friday, May 31, 2019

Floridians are still reeling from the Category 5 storm's effects. They've been waiting more than 230 days for Congress to pass a disaster relief bill. And the new hurricane season is about to begin.


The All-Female Big Bands That Made History During World War II

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Christian McBride of Jazz Night in America about the forgotten all-female big bands that toured the United States during World War II.


Tamino Channels Voices From His Arabic Heritage Into His Own Eccentric Sound

Friday, April 05, 2019

Belgian-Egyptian singer Tamino comes from a long line of musicians and is creating an impressive career of his own by melding together his vocal style with Arab musical theory.


Elisapie Revisits Her Inuit Roots In 'The Ballad Of The Runaway Girl'

Thursday, March 28, 2019

On her latest album, the Canadian singer explores the tension she feels between staying in the Inuit community of her birth and leaving it to pursue an artistic career.


What It Means To Be An Independent Artist Today

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The definition of what it means to be an independent musician is more complicated than one might think. It comes down to market share, ownership and so much more.


'Neverland' Director On Investigating 'What Happened Once The Bedroom Door Closed'

Friday, March 01, 2019

Filmmaker Dan Reed discusses his four-hour documentary, Leaving Neverland, which features two men claiming Michael Jackson sexually abused them as children.


A Sprawling Blueprint For Protest Music, Courtesy Of The Jazz Duke

Friday, February 22, 2019

He called it "a parallel to the history of the American Negro." Duke Ellington's Black, Brown and Beige wasn't an immediate hit, but it set a tone for ambitious, provocative works about black life.


Backstreet Boys On Fatherhood, Addiction And New (Grammy-Nominated) Music

Friday, January 25, 2019

Backstreet Boys members Brian Littrell and AJ McLean joined NPR's Audie Cornish-Emery to talk about what fans can expect on the group's upcoming album, DNA.


On Charles Bradley: Sweaty Hugs And Screams 'From The Center Of The Earth'

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

After soul singer Charles Bradley died last year, Tom Brenneck, Bradley's close friend and guitar player, put together a posthumous album of Bradley's rare, unreleased music.


Jacob Collier Makes Staggering, Complex Music Feel Effortless

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Host Ari Shapiro speaks with singer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier about his latest project, a four-album odyssey called Djesse, the first volume of which is out now.


Elvis Costello Doesn't Want Your Nostalgia, He Wants You To 'Look Now'

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Elvis Costello is releasing his first album with The Imposters in nearly a decade, titled Look Now. The legendary musician speaks about his work and surviving a cancer scare that caused him to cancel tour dates earlier this year.


Strangers On A Train: How Gabriel Kahane's Travels Inspired An Album Of Empathy

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Kahane's new album, Book of Travelers is inspired by a two-week train trip the composer took across America. Kahane discusses the album and performs a few of the songs in NPR's studio.