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April 28, 2016 Comment

Gloria Estefan Reflects On Her Life Story In ‘On Your Feet!’

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson catches up with the Cuban-born American singer backstage after a performance.

April 27, 2016 7 Comments

DJ Sessions: Improvising In Harlem

Classical music DJ Terrance McKnight says there’s a lot of improvisation going on right now, particularly in Harlem.

April 27, 2016 17 Comments

What Beyoncé Means By ‘Becky With The Good Hair’

The line raised questions about infidelity, but MTV’s Rebecca Thomas says it’s also a carefully coded lyric about black women in America.

April 26, 2016 6 Comments

Prince, Beyoncé And The Business Of Streaming

As fans react to the death of Prince and Beyoncé’s latest album drop, is paying for music “in” again?

April 25, 2016 Comment

Student Singers Give New Life To A Variation On Baroque Music

The Georgetown University Chamber Singers are turning back the clock 300 years, bringing centuries-old Baroque covers back to life.

April 25, 2016 13 Comments

‘Lemonade’ Hailed As Beyoncé’s Most Important Release Yet

The album and accompanying hour-long movie were released on Tidal over the weekend, but begin a broader release on iTunes today.

April 22, 2016 24 Comments

Led Zeppelin To Climb The Stairway To Court

The trial will determine whether the iconic song “Stairway to Heaven” was partially plagiarized from a little-known 1960s band called Spirit.

April 22, 2016 5 Comments

How Prince Influenced A New Generation Of Artists

Touré, author of “I Would Die 4 You: Why Prince Became An Icon,” discusses the legacy of the pop music superstar.

April 21, 2016 5 Comments

Remembering The Life And Legacy Of Prince

The singer, songwriter and instrumentalist was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era.

April 21, 2016 Comment

‘Sing Street’ Star Ferdia Walsh-Peelo

Before staring in “Sing Street,” Walsh-Peelo performed as a boy soprano in “The Magic Flute” and was in his first band at the age of 11.

April 21, 2016 Comment

DJ Sessions: ‘That Ebullient Scandinavian Disco Sound’

Mario Cotto of KCRW in Santa Monica shares music he’s hearing out of Europe, including the Norwegian artist Mørk.

April 15, 2016 Comment

Akron Residents Will Hear What Their City Sounds Like

People in the Ohio city have been collecting soundbites for a new symphony. On Saturday, they will hear the final product.

April 15, 2016 3 Comments

Hamilton Fans Don’t Want Him Replaced On The $10 Bill

The success of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” has added a new twist to the push to feature a woman on the $10 bill.

April 14, 2016 Comment

St. Louis Opens A Museum Dedicated To History Of Blues

The National Blues Museum focuses on how the blues influenced music and culture across the country and world.

April 13, 2016 2 Comments

‘Once’ Director Goes Back To The ’80s For New Film ‘Sing Street’

John Carney’s own Dublin childhood and ’80s music videos provide the inspiration for this movie about a boy who forms a rock band.

April 11, 2016 2 Comments

Beach House Brings ‘Dream Pop’ To Coachella

One of the bands at Coachella this year is Beach House, the duo out of Baltimore known for their “dream pop” style of music.

April 8, 2016 Comment

DJ Sessions: Glam Rock, Sitar And A Fake Band

This weeks DJ Sessions include music from Rostam, Aquazul and Sheer Mag.

April 8, 2016 7 Comments

Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus Makes Its Public Debut

One of the only all-transgender choruses in the country, Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus has its public debut.

April 7, 2016 8 Comments

Singer-Songwriter Ben Harper On Race, Police Violence And Making Music

Ben Harper’s new album addresses issues of race and police violence that have roiled the African-American community.

April 6, 2016 Comment

Country Icon Merle Haggard Dead At 79

Country music icon Merle Haggard died today, his 79th birthday.

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

April 28 19 Comments

Men Read Mean Tweets At Women And The Video Goes Viral

Two Chicago-area sports journalists gathered the tweets directed at them and asked men to read them to their faces. The result went viral.

April 28 7 Comments

HBO's CEO On Virtual Reality And ‘Sesame Street’

In the second part of our interview with Richard Plepler, he discusses why the premium cable network picked up "Sesame Street."

April 28 Comment

Gloria Estefan Reflects On Her Life Story In ‘On Your Feet!’

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson catches up with the Cuban-born American singer backstage after a performance.

April 27 27 Comments

Economist: NAFTA Benefits Economy Despite Job Losses

Gordon Hanson explains his research on the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement and why he still supports it.