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February 27, 2015 Comment

Young Singers Beat The Odds To Sing With National Honor Choir

Three students beat the odds to perform in one of the most prestigious junior choruses in the country.

February 26, 2015 Comment

Country Star Jennifer Nettles Hits The Broadway Stage In ‘Chicago’

The Grammy-winning country music star best known for her band Sugarland is playing the role of Roxie Hart in the musical.

February 25, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week’s DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 24, 2015 Comment

New Album From ‘Genius’ Jazz Musician Vijay Iyer

Pianist and composer Vijay Iyer has won numerous awards for his work. His trio is out with a new album called “Break Stuff.”

February 19, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: From Toro Y Moi To Father John Misty

Raul Campos of KCRW brings us a new playlist, including New York producer Emile Haynie and Mexican electropop group Kinky.

February 18, 2015 17 Comments

Electropop Duo Cherub Is Reviving the 80s (In A Cool Way)

After lighting up the summer with their song “Doses & Mimosas,” the Nashville band is out with a new EP.

February 12, 2015 7 Comments

DJ Sessions: Fusing Jazz, Classical And Roots

Julie Lavender, a jazz musician and host of Dream Farm Radio, shares new favorites from Mark Shilansky and The Fretful Porcupine.

February 11, 2015 Comment

New York City Ballet Gets A New Music Director

Andrew Litton is a world-renowned orchestra leader, but doesn’t have much experience conducting for dancers.

February 6, 2015 Comment

Making Music From NASA’s Sound Archives

NASA has taken years of sound from its historic space flights and probe missions and put it online. That gave two musicians an idea.

February 6, 2015 11 Comments

Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ Turns 30

Today the song has hundreds, perhaps thousands of versions. We revisit a conversation about its enduring appeal.

February 5, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: From Bjork To Bruno Mars

Travis Holcombe of KCRW shares some of his favorite new music of the year, including “Uptown Funk” and “Lionsong” off Bjork’s new album.

February 2, 2015 3 Comments

5 Oscar-Nominated Songs: Take A Listen

The songs nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song come from a number of genres: pop, country and hip-hop.

January 30, 2015 Comment

Fans Without Tickets Share Super Bowl Camaraderie

In Phoenix, the NFL is not just putting on a game and a halftime show for the masses, it’s also putting on a community experience.

January 30, 2015 Comment

Miami Beach Marks 100th Anniversary With New Music

The New World Symphony will perform the world premiere of a piece by composer Michael Gordon and filmmaker Bill Morrison.

January 29, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions Go Deadhead

The Grateful Dead celebrates 50 years since the band’s start this year.

January 28, 2015 Comment

Vermont Singer-Songwriter Caitlin Canty

The 31-year old rock, folk and blues artist has just released her third album, “Reckless Skyline.”

January 23, 2015 Comment

On Stage: Broadway Shows From Vampires To Vegas

New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley says this season is a “surprisingly good one,” and shares his picks.

January 22, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: Jazz That’s Unearthed And Reinvented

Bo Leibowitz of KCRW shares sounds from a newly discovered recording of John Coltrane, to a new take on a Duke Ellington standard.

January 13, 2015 6 Comments

DJ Sessions: From Traditional To Virtual Choirs

Classical Minnesota Public Radio DJ Steve Staruch shares a range of choral music, from the traditional to the digital.

January 13, 2015 2 Comments

For Spotify It’s Full Steam Ahead, With Or Without Taylor Swift

Paying users on Spotify increased around 50 percent since May of 2014. However, the streaming music service has yet to post a profit.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

February 26 34 Comments

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

February 26 2 Comments

Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies.

February 25 Comment

DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week's DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 25 106 Comments

Feminist Gamer Withdraws From PAX East, Citing Safety Concerns

Video game developer Brianna Wu discusses the threats against her and her role as a feminist leader amid the Gamergate controversy.