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Bartees Strange explores his journey from 'Farm to Table'

Friday, June 17, 2022

In an interview with Morning Edition's Leila Fadel, the fast-rising artist talks about a life path as winding and varied as his music.

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Black baseball players struggled long after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier

Friday, June 17, 2022

After Jackie, a new History Channel documentary, tells the stories of three of the Black baseball players who followed Jackie Robinson into the major leagues.

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Where is 'Harry's House' anyway? Harry Styles explains

Friday, May 20, 2022

The pop star has spent a life on the go, so the pandemic offered him a rare chance for reflection, to separate the person from the pop star. Also, of course, to record a new album.

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A center dedicated to Bob Dylan prepares to open in Oklahoma

Monday, May 09, 2022

The Bob Dylan Center opens in Tulsa on Tuesday. It contains more than 100,000 pieces from his archives.

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With 'Humble Quest,' Maren Morris is closely following her compass

Friday, March 25, 2022

After a global dance hit, the country star returns from lockdown with an intimate new album — and a new son, who helped inspire it.

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The four 'SZNZ' of Weezer

Friday, March 18, 2022

Rivers Cuomo, songwriter of Weezer, talks about looking to Vivaldi for inspiration in announcing a quartet of seasonal releases this year and navigating three decades spent in the same band.

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Half a century ago, Stevie Wonder defined what an 'artist's classic run' could mean

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

For the occasion of its half-centennial, cultural critic and poet Hanif Abdurraqib takes the measure of Stevie Wonder's unmatchable artistic achivements in the early-to-mid '70s.

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Country singer Brent Cobb explores his faith on new gospel album

Friday, January 28, 2022

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Brent Cobb about his album, And Now, Let's Turn To Page..., which is a collection of spirituals and hymns. Surviving a car crash inspired him to make the album.

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What was the best album of 2021? It depends which critic you ask

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

There wasn't much consensus among the nation's music critics about which was the best album of 2021. We'll hear a few of the choices.

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'I don't think about the dance floor': Jlin's complicated rhythms

Thursday, December 09, 2021

Electronic composer Jlin warps percussion and other-worldly sounds into a fascinating, challenging collage. On a new album, she also gets a bit more... straightforward.

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Adele talks coming back to Earth at '30'

Friday, November 19, 2021

Morning Edition's Rachel Martin talks to Adele about her latest album and the growing pains of growing older.

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Under the thunder that opens Led Zeppelin's 'When the Levee Breaks'

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Throughout NPR's 50th anniversary, we're looking back at moments from that year that have (also) stood the test of time. Today, one of the most unforgettable pieces of drumming in rock history.

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Kacey Musgraves: 'Star-Crossed' And Thriving

Friday, September 10, 2021

"We're all taught that the success of a relationship has to somehow correlate with the length of it... I just don't think that that's fully accurate." The singer-songwriter's new album is out today.

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Lorde, Now Fully Adulting, Embraces A Folksy Analog On 'Solar Power'

Friday, August 20, 2021

The pop star has spent the four years growing up and slowing down – she speaks to Morning Edition about her new album and sound, including using her synesthesia like a creative scythe.

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On New Album, Rapper IDK Reconciles A Disparate Self: 'And Here We Are Today'

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

NPR's A Martínez speaks to hip-hop artist and producer IDK about his latest album, USEE4YOURSELF, and his recently launched music business program for BIPOC creatives.

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How The Concert For Bangladesh Changed The Celebrity Fundraiser

Friday, July 30, 2021

Considered the first real act of great benevolence by the rock community, the Concert for Bangladesh was held 50 years ago, on August 1st, at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Jack Antonoff And Bruce Springsteen Head Home To Jersey On Bleachers' 'Chinatown'

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Singer-songwriter and producer Jack Antonoff joined Noel King of Morning Edition to talk about his band Bleachers' new album, Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night, and the influence of home.

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A Prismatic Prince Shines Again On 'Welcome 2 America'

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Keyboardist Morris Hayes, a longtime collaborator and friend of Prince, speaks with NPR's Noel King about his experience co-producing Prince's latest posthumous album Welcome 2 America.

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Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram Reflects On Leaving – And Sharing – '662'

Friday, July 23, 2021

Clarksdale, Miss., where blues guitarist-singer Christone "Kingfish" Ingram hails from, is "pretty much the mecca of the blues," Ingram says in an interview with NPR's A Martinez on Morning Edition.

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Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis, Legendary Hitmakers, Release Their First Album

Thursday, July 08, 2021

After nearly three decades spent producing massive hits for a long list of (other) legends including Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey, the pair called in some favors for a long-belated debut.

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