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July 30, 2014 3 Comments

DJ Sessions: Yesterday’s Covers, From ‘Hound Dog’ To ‘The Twist’

Paul Ray of KUTX shares famous covers that people may not know are covers – along with the lesser-known original versions.

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.”

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 30 Comment

As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there's a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 30 3 Comments

California Drought: A Central Valley Farmer’s Experience

Last month was the hottest June on Earth since records began in 1880, making the West Coast drought even harder for farmers.

July 29 13 Comments

U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Italy.

July 29 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad "shows the evidence of the truth of what we'd actually done."