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July 23, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Latin Alternative From Los Angeles To Venezuela

KCRW’s Raul Campos introduces us to some groups he came across while hosting the 15th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference.

July 18, 2014 6 Comments

Take Two With Trio Ellas

We revisit our conversation with Trio Ellas, a Los Angeles-based trio who play mariachi music with a twist, in honor of their new album “Noches Angelina.”

July 15, 2014 2 Comments

‘Rocks Off’: The Stones Keep Rolling

Author Bill Janovitz shares a listening guide to the songs that sum up the Rolling Stone’s tumultuous and far-reaching career.

July 14, 2014 10 Comments

DJ Sessions: Golden Summer Oldies

DJ Mike Haile of WHMS shares his favorite summer songs from Billy Stewart, Nat King Cole, The Lovin’ Spoonful and more.

July 11, 2014 Comment

On Stage: The Colorado Black Arts Festival

Perry Ayers, who co-founded the festival 28 years ago, talks about what’s on tap for this weekend, including jazz, gospel and more.

July 9, 2014 3 Comments

DJ Sessions: International Music That’s Unexpected

KCRW’s Jeremy Sole shares a playlist from around the world, including Italy’s Clap! Clap!, Brazilian rapper Karol Conka and more.

July 3, 2014 6 Comments

DJ Sessions: Back To The Land With Bluegrass

WVTF’s Kinney Rorrer shares a bluegrass playlist, including legend Ralph Stanley, Virginia’s own Junior Sisk and supergroup Close Kin.

June 26, 2014 2 Comments

Rosanne Cash Speaks Out On Music Licensing

The musician and daughter of Johnny Cash is asking Congress to do more to protect the rights of musicians.

June 25, 2014 2 Comments

Neil Gaiman Brings A Multimedia Extravaganza To Carnegie Hall

The acclaimed English author will be performing his latest work with a live musical score and projected illustrations.

June 25, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Hip Hop That’s Making Waves

KCRW’s Travis Holcombe shares a playlist featuring British rapper Kate Tempest, Chicago’s Vic Mensa and indie popsters Glass Animals.

June 23, 2014 Comment

The Ghostly Sound Of The Theremin

Even if you’re not familiar with the musical instrument called the theremin, chances are you’ve heard its ghostly sound.

June 23, 2014 Comment

Jungle: A British Music Collective With Disco Beats

We sit down with the band’s two founding members, Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland – also known as J and T.

June 20, 2014 2 Comments

John Lloyd Young Takes ‘Jersey Boys’ From Broadway To Screen

When Clint Eastwood scouted him to star in the movie, he had already played Frankie Valli more than 1,300 times.

June 20, 2014 Comment

Hit ’60s Songwriter Gerry Goffin Dies

You may not know the name, but you’ll definitely know his music.

June 17, 2014 2 Comments

David Gray: Melancholy Is The Flavor Of My Music

The British singer-songwriter talks about his music and plays songs off his new album “Mutineers,” which is his tenth record.

June 11, 2014 6 Comments

DJ Sessions: American Jazz With A European Twist

Jazz musician Julie Lavender shares a number of Greek, Turkish, Balkan and Roma-influenced groups.

June 10, 2014 2 Comments

Ziggy Marley: Making Music For Children And Adults

The Jamaican musician has a new album and released a children’s book based on his song “I Love You Too.”

June 5, 2014 Comment

John Fullbright Plays From New Album ‘Songs’

The 26-year-old musician from Oklahoma discusses his music and plays songs from “Songs.”

June 4, 2014 8 Comments

‘Chapel Of Love’ Song Turns 50

The members of The Dixie Cups discuss their 1964 hit about “going to the chapel.”

June 3, 2014 Comment

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Stays Independent

Alec Ounsworth, frontman of the Philadelphia-based band, talks about his new album and staying close to fans.

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 22 2 Comments

Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana

DNA from the boy buried 12,600 years ago shows his people were ancestors of many of today's native peoples.

July 22 Comment

After Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Closer Look At Planning Flight Paths

Retired pilot John Ransom discusses how to factor in war zones, and how the decision is made to close an airspace.

July 21 Comment

Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters

At the Ring Boxing Club, boxers range in age, are both men and women, and include an award-winning author.

July 21 Comment

Why Hot Cars Are So Deadly

An average of 38 kids die in a hot car every year in the U.S. We look at the science of why cars get so hot so fast, and why children are more vulnerable.