Congressman Tom Cole

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Tony Rice, A Giant Of The Acoustic Guitar, Dead At 69

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Tony Rice first gained attention as a member of J.D. Crowe's boundary-pushing New South. Rice took it even further in the David Grisman Quintet. But the road took a toll on Rice.


Julian Bream, The Classical Guitar Giant With The Soul Of A Jazz Player

Monday, August 17, 2020

Guitarist Julian Bream, who died Friday at the age of 87, was as important to the history of classical guitar as Andres Segovia.


Remembering Fleetwood Mac Founder Peter Green, The Soulful Voice Of British Blues

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The guitarist and singer, whose distinctive guitar and soulful voice propelled the band's early success, died over the weekend at the age of 73.


How To Like Jazz, For The Uninitiated

Sunday, January 05, 2020

Want to start the new year with some new music? Weekend Edition has you covered with a new genre every week this month.


Plácido Domingo Out At Metropolitan Opera Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The opera star, who has been accused by 20 women, was scheduled to perform Verdi's Macbeth starting on Wednesday night. In an email, he told Met staffers that he will never perform there again.


Influential Documentary Photographer Robert Frank Dies At 94

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

In The Americans, a book of photos taken while road-tripping across the country in the 1950s, his portrait of the United States was dark, grainy and free from nostalgia. He died on Monday night.


The Songs That Define Us, From NPR's 'American Anthem' Series

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

On this special episode of All Songs Considered we share highlights from NPR's American Anthem series, celebrating the songs that unite and inspire us.


Chicago Files Civil Complaint Against 'Empire' Actor Jussie Smollett

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The city maintains that Smollett filed a false police report and is seeking repayment of the costs incurred in investigating it.


Beyond The Summer Of Love, 'Get Together' Is An Anthem For Every Season

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The song was everywhere during the 1967 gatherings in San Francisco. After it was used in a public service announcement, it became an anthem for the rest of the world.


Dick Dale, King Of Surf Guitar, Dies At 81

Monday, March 18, 2019

Fans and fellow musicians are remembering Dick Dale, who died Saturday at 81. Dale's sound inspired legions of musicians back in the 1960s and into the 21st century.


In Memoriam: The Musicians We Lost In 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

As we do every year at about this time, we look back at some of the musicians who died. The 2018 song montage honors musicians from Aretha Franklin to Dolores O'Riordan to Roy Hargrove.


Dave Evans, Forgotten Great Of The '70s British Folk Scene, Deserves A Listen

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Over the course of just five years, Dave Evans released four albums plus 10 instrumentals on three compilation discs. Then he seemed to vanish. Now a British label has reissued his first album.


Nico Biopic Sheds Light On Her Life Before And After The Velvet Underground

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Nico, 1988 tells the story of the Velvet Underground singer who left for a solo career — one weighed down by her addiction to heroin — and depicts the last, tumultuous year of her life.


New York's Spring Art Auctions Have Seen Some Yawns And Some Records

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Christie's and Sotheby's auction houses in New York have been holding their spring auctions and such well-known names as Monet have set records. There have also been surprises.


William Eggleston's Music, Much Like His Photography, Thrives Off Ambiguity

Thursday, January 04, 2018

William Eggleston is renowned for making the art world take color photography seriously. He started taking pictures when he was a kid, around the same time he started playing piano.


John Williams, Classical Guitar's Standard-Bearer, Still Recording In Retirement

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

His precise technique and big ears made him the "Michael Jordan" of his instrument. These days, he doesn't tour any more, but he's still making albums for his own label.


In Response to Las Vegas, Congress Considers 'Bump Stock' Ban

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Some members of Congress are calling for "bump-fire stocks," which were found in Stephen Paddock's hotel room, to be banned.

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John Abercrombie, Jazz Guitarist, Dies At 72

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

John Abercrombie helped define the sound of jazz guitar: from jazz-rock fusion to funky organ combos to the distinctive less-is-more sound he created on dozens of albums for the ECM label.


Danilo Brito: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, May 12, 2017

Danilo Brito and his band brought their dextrous expression of choro music to the Tiny Desk, a long-established musical style that has its roots in the streets and backyards of Brito's native Brazil.


Ralph Towner: An Old Hand With A 'Foolish Heart' (And An Unmatched Style)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The guitarist who composed "Icarus" — a tune so popular, astronauts took it to the moon — has a way of playing that seems to conjure melody, rhythm and harmony all at once.