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February 5, 2016 3 Comments

Earth, Wind & Fire Founder Maurice White Has Died

After decades crafting funk, soul and disco hits with his seminal R&B band, White died in his sleep on Thursday at the age of 74.

February 4, 2016 5 Comments

Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks Talk Music And Marriage

The duo talks about their new album, “Let Me Get By,” and about making music together as Tedeschi Trucks Band.

February 1, 2016 3 Comments

DJ Session: A Mexican Obsession With Morrissey

On today’s playlist: the band Mexrrissey, which claims to be “delving into Mexico’s unlikely obsession for all things Morrissey.”

January 25, 2016 Comment

DJ Session: From Bollywood Via London

Raj Dhanda and Pablo Sat-Bhambra share the latest music out of Bollywood and describe some changes in India’s music industry.

January 25, 2016 Comment

Coast Guard Band Goes Hollywood

The band plans to march up the red carpet for the premiere of a Disney film based on the true story of a harrowing ocean rescue.

January 20, 2016 4 Comments

Arizona Town Made Famous By Eagles Song Remembers Glenn Frey

Fans are leaving flowers and handwritten notes at the corner in Winslow, Arizona, made famous by his 1972 song “Take It Easy.”

January 19, 2016 2 Comments

Remembering Glenn Frey

In a special edition of DJ Sessions, we remember one of the founding members of the Eagles, who died yesterday at age 67.

January 18, 2016 Comment

Maria Schneider’s Minnesota Roots Lead To Another Grammy Nomination

“The sound of my music is what it is, largely because of the natural landscape that I grew up with,” says the composer and conductor.

January 13, 2016 3 Comments

Hartford Symphony Plans To Close If Musicians Don’t Agree To Concessions

A contentious labor dispute between the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and its musicians has reached a breaking point.

January 13, 2016 9 Comments

Boy Band Blues: One Direction, SMAP Reportedly Breaking Up

Britain’s One Direction isn’t the only boy band rumored to be breaking up. The Japanese group SMAP also appears to have parted ways.

January 11, 2016 Comment

DJ Session: The Shapeshifting Sounds Of David Bowie

In a special edition of DJ Sessions, music editor Lyndsey Parker remembers the wide-ranging work of David Bowie.

January 11, 2016 4 Comments

Remembering David Bowie

The rock star is being remembered as one of the most influential musicians of his time. He died yesterday at 69.

January 7, 2016 6 Comments

DJ Session: Sunny Sounds From California For The New Year

KCRW’s Anthony Valadez shares music from Geographer, Remy Kay, Nxworries and more, in the first installment of DJ Sessions in 2016.

January 4, 2016 2 Comments

Exploring America’s Underappreciated Classical Music Traditions

As part of our series on American music, Michael Morgan – conductor of the Oakland Symphony – shares his picks.

December 29, 2015 Comment

Record Company Exec On Balancing Art And Commerce

For this week’s ‘View From The Top,’ we hear about Robert Hurwitz’s 31 years recording artists from Emmy Lou Harris to Pat Metheny.

December 28, 2015 Comment

Brandi Carlile Breaks Big With ‘The Firewatcher’s Daughter’

Revisiting our May conversation with the Seattle singer-songwriter, whose fifth studio album became a hit and got her a Grammy nod.

December 25, 2015 3 Comments

Appreciating The Genius Of José Feliciano’s ‘Feliz Navidad’

The singer of the only bilingual addition to the list of the top 25 most played and recorded holiday songs is also a political figure.

December 24, 2015 Comment

DJ Session: Top Holiday Tunes

DJ Mike Haile of WHMS in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois shares his picks for the holidays, including “We Need A Little Christmas” by Johnny Mathis.

December 24, 2015 Comment

DJ Session: Christmas Time Is Here

We sit down with Mike Haile, general manager at WHMS in Champaign-Urbana. Jeremy remembers listening his Christmas mixes while growing up.

December 23, 2015 10 Comments

Celebrating Carols With ‘Mr. Christmas’

We take our yearly look at seasonal music with Ron Cohen, Robin Young’s high school choirmaster from Long Island.


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February 4 5 Comments

Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks Talk Music And Marriage

The duo talks about their new album, "Let Me Get By," and about making music together as Tedeschi Trucks Band.

February 4 Comment

Do Babies Understand FaceTime And Skype?

It's reassuring for parents and grandparents far away from their little loved ones, but what do babies get out of it?

February 3 16 Comments

Telling The Story Of ‘The Invisibles’: White House Slaves

Of the first 18 presidents of the United States, 12 were slave owners, even though some spoke out against slavery.

February 3 112 Comments

Why Bernie Sanders Resonates With Young People

At the Iowa Democratic caucuses, he won 84 percent of voters aged 17 to 29, compared to Clinton's 14 percent.