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October 23, 2014 2 Comments

Aretha Franklin’s New Album Further Proves She's Queen Of Cover Songs

The legendary singer has been called the “Queen of Soul,” but her new album proves she’s the queen of cover songs too.

October 21, 2014 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: Vivaldi To Scarlatti

Vic Di Geronimo, who hosts Classic Mornings on WILL Illinois Public Media in Urbana, Illinois, shares a playlist of classical music.

October 17, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: From Thom Yorke To Derevolutions

This week we listen to songs from legendary rock frontman Thom Yorke and songs about love.

October 6, 2014 Comment

Twenty Years Of Keeping The Blues Alive

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd sits down with two old time blues musicians at the Music Maker Relief Foundation’s 20th anniversary celebration.

October 3, 2014 Comment

H&N Favorite: Music Flows From Run River North

We revisit our conversation with the Los Angeles-based band Run River North which is on its U.S. tour.

October 2, 2014 Comment

Giving Prince’s New Albums A Spin

Prince released two new albums this week after a four year hiatus.

October 2, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Collaborative Tunes From Colorado Artists

This week, we listen from Colorado artists who collaborate together in multiple bands.

October 1, 2014 3 Comments

This Music Has No Borders: Scots-Irish Music In Appalachia

A new book and companion CD follow the immigration and music of Scots-Irish who came to Appalachia in the 18th and 19th centuries.

September 25, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: KCRW’s Raul Campos’ New Grooves

An eclectic mix of artists from Spoon to Jungle.

September 24, 2014 Comment

Political Rap, Santana Among Latin Grammy Nominees

Latin rap group Calle 13 leads the nominees in the Latin Grammys.

September 22, 2014 4 Comments

Guitarist Raul Midón Out With Self-Produced Album

Guitar virtuoso Raul Midón for the first time produced his own album, using software for the blind.

September 18, 2014 6 Comments

DJ Sessions: Kansas’ ‘Retro Cocktail Hour’

“Space age pop” and “incredibly strange music” are the songs of the day on this installment of the DJ Sessions.

September 16, 2014 11 Comments

Remembering Jesse Winchester

Jimmy Buffett remembers his friend the late songwriter Jesse Winchester, whose posthumous album is being released today.

September 11, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Summer’s Last Hurrah

On this edition of DJ Sessions. KCRW’s Anne Litt gives summer a musical send off. But it’s not all sunshine and fields of flowers.

September 11, 2014 Comment

Delta Spirit Heads ‘Into The Wide’

The folk rock band Delta Spirit’s new album was inspired by rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy.

September 4, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Reggae With Staying Power

Howard “Flagga” Duperly of WDNA in Miami shares new reggae artists that he says won’t be one-hit wonders – from Chronixx to Sasha Dias.

September 1, 2014 Comment

Another Visit With Ukulele Sensation Jake Shimabukuro

“There’s something really magical about the ukulele,” Jake says. “It feels so good, it makes you smile, and it just makes everything okay.”

August 28, 2014 3 Comments

Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.

August 27, 2014 48 Comments

In Defense Of Schlock Music: Why We Love/Hate It

Music critic Jody Rosen defends the kind of over-the-top, sentimental songs that Journey, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel and Prince made famous.

August 26, 2014 5 Comments

35 Years Later, Kate Bush’s Stage Return Has Fans Buzzing

All 77,000 seats for her series of London concerts sold out in 15 minutes, with fans planning to fly in from around the world.

Robin and Jeremy

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

October 23 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.