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Gretchen Peters On Mountain Stage

First, the bona fides: Nashville-based singer and songwriter Gretchen Peters’ songs have been recorded by Etta James, Faith Hill and Brian Adams, among others; her ...

First Listen: Portrayal Of Guilt, ‘Let Pain Be Your Guide’

Enlarge this image Portrayal of Guilt’s Let Pain Be Your Guide comes out Nov. 16. Adrian Glickman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Adrian ...

Bernie And The Believers Feat. Essence: Tiny Desk Concert

The story of Bernie and the Believers is the most powerful I’ve ever come across at the Tiny Desk. It’s about a beautiful act of ...

Second Man Accuses Opera Star David Daniels Of Sexual Assault

Enlarge this image Countertenor David Daniels, speaking at the Opera News Awards in New York City in 2013. Brad Barket/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ...

How The Beatles And Jimi Hendrix Set Themselves Free — And Made Music History

Enlarge this image The Beatles in 1968 Courtesy Apple Corps Ltd. hide caption toggle caption Courtesy Apple Corps Ltd. The Beatles finished recording their self-titled ...

A ‘Cosmic Connection’ Between 2 Violinists

Enlarge this image Geoffry Wharton with his mysterious Gagliano violin. Bailey Swan/Courtesy of Geoffry Wharton hide caption toggle caption Bailey Swan/Courtesy of Geoffry Wharton Since ...

Hear One Of The Most Anticipated AmericanaFest Performances: Sam Morrow

Enlarge this image Sam Morrow and his band perform at this year’s AmericanaFest Day Stage, presented by WMOT, NPR Music and World Cafe. Val Hoeppner/WMOT ...

‘Mingus: Jazz In Detroit’ Catches A Giant At A Moment Full Of Possibility

Enlarge this image Charles Mingus poses next to a poster for his six nights of performances at the Strata Concert Gallery in Detroit in 1973. ...

Vote For Your Favorite New Musician Of 2018

Enlarge this image Who is your favorite new musician of 2018? Neha Dharkar/NPR hide caption toggle caption Neha Dharkar/NPR Slingshot, VuHaus public radio stations and ...

Pedro The Lion: Tiny Desk Concert

“I’ve made music under many brand names. It was a dumb idea,” David Bazan jokes during his performance at the Tiny Desk, in his own ...

Nicholas Payton Trio: Tiny Desk Concert

He should have been exhausted, but instead played the Tiny Desk with incredible stamina, holding a single trumpet note that lasted longer than most people ...

Tilda Swinton’s Spaniels Are A Lot To Handel

[embedded content] YouTube Yes, cat videos have ruled the internet, but every dog – as they say – has his day. And that day surely ...

Roy Hargrove, Grammy-Winning Jazz Trumpeter, Dies At 49

Enlarge this image Trumpeter Roy Hargrove performs at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on May 1, 2013. Hargrove died at age 49 Friday in New York. ...

Raising The Dead — And A Few Questions — With Maria Callas’ Hologram

Enlarge this image A hologram of the legendary soprano Maria Callas is currently touring North America and Europe. Evan Agostini/Base Hologram hide caption toggle caption ...

Vote For Your Favorite New Musician Of 2018

Enlarge this image Who is your favorite new musician of 2018? Neha Dharkar/NPR hide caption toggle caption Neha Dharkar/NPR Slingshot, VuHaus public radio stations and ...

Watch Hozier Perform ‘Nina Cried Power’ On World Cafe

[embedded content] YouTube Hozier recently visited World Cafe to discuss his latest EP, Nina Cried Power. Stopping into the WXPN studios before his sold out ...

Café Tacvba: Tiny Desk Concert

It’s appropriate that the pioneering Mexican band Café Tacvba (Tacuba) start its set with “Olita del Altamar” (“Waves from the High Seas”) from the group’s ...

Two More Women Accuse Violinist William Preucil Of Misconduct

Enlarge this image Violinist William Preucil (left), taking a bow with the Cleveland Orchestra at a 2016 performance in Miami. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for The ...

Dreaming Of Rachmaninov On A Train

[embedded content] Until recently, most classical music videos have been humdrum affairs. Musicians, in concert attire, earnestly produce their notes with eyes closed and heads ...

Do You Like Big, Dumb Riffs? So Does Hair Puller

Enlarge this image Hair Puller’s Old Friend comes out Nov. 16. Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist Look: Big, ...

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