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March 31, 2015 Comment

Jay Z Reveals Plan For Streaming Service Tidal

The hip-hop mogul says the majority of the company he bought – a subscription music streaming service – will be owned by artists.

March 31, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: Beyond Kendrick Lamar

KCRW’s Anthony Valadez shares new jazz and rap selections, including Kamasi Washington (pictured) and DJ Khalab.

March 30, 2015 Comment

‘Twenty Feet From Stardom’s’ Lisa Fischer Returns Center Stage

Once a back up singer to the Rolling Stones and Tina Turner, Lisa Fischer is now back on the road as the star.

March 25, 2015 4 Comments

DJ Sessions: Opera Greats Past And Present

Peter Van de Graaf shares some of his favorites, from the late German tenor Fritz Wunderlich to American soprano Renee Fleming.

March 19, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: Sam Cooke Fans – Listen Up

KCRW’s Aaron Byrd shares new songs from a number of artists, including from Leon Bridges.

March 13, 2015 Comment

A Polka Revival In Cleveland

The Chardon Polka Band is building a national following with its version of accordion music.

March 12, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: From Kentucky To The 90s

Kyle Meredith shares new sounds from Kentucky, including My Morning Jacket, as well as 90s-inspired bands, like Speedy Ortiz.

March 11, 2015 5 Comments

What The ‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict Means For The Music Industry

The outcome of the copyright case surprised one expert who says the “protectable elements” of the songs were “quite different.”

March 5, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: Funk, Electronica And Dolly Parton

KCRW’s Jeremy Sole shares new music from the London producer Romare, a remix of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” and more.

February 27, 2015 Comment

Young Singers Beat The Odds To Sing With National Honor Choir

Three students beat the odds to perform in one of the most prestigious junior choruses in the country.

February 26, 2015 Comment

Country Star Jennifer Nettles Hits The Broadway Stage In ‘Chicago’

The Grammy-winning country music star best known for her band Sugarland is playing the role of Roxie Hart in the musical.

February 25, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week’s DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 24, 2015 Comment

New Album From ‘Genius’ Jazz Musician Vijay Iyer

Pianist and composer Vijay Iyer has won numerous awards for his work. His trio is out with a new album called “Break Stuff.”

February 19, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: From Toro Y Moi To Father John Misty

Raul Campos of KCRW brings us a new playlist, including New York producer Emile Haynie and Mexican electropop group Kinky.

February 18, 2015 18 Comments

Electropop Duo Cherub Is Reviving the 80s (In A Cool Way)

After lighting up the summer with their song “Doses & Mimosas,” the Nashville band is out with a new EP.

February 12, 2015 7 Comments

DJ Sessions: Fusing Jazz, Classical And Roots

Julie Lavender, a jazz musician and host of Dream Farm Radio, shares new favorites from Mark Shilansky and The Fretful Porcupine.

February 11, 2015 Comment

New York City Ballet Gets A New Music Director

Andrew Litton is a world-renowned orchestra leader, but doesn’t have much experience conducting for dancers.

February 6, 2015 Comment

Making Music From NASA’s Sound Archives

NASA has taken years of sound from its historic space flights and probe missions and put it online. That gave two musicians an idea.

February 6, 2015 11 Comments

Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ Turns 30

Today the song has hundreds, perhaps thousands of versions. We revisit a conversation about its enduring appeal.

February 5, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: From Bjork To Bruno Mars

Travis Holcombe of KCRW shares some of his favorite new music of the year, including “Uptown Funk” and “Lionsong” off Bjork’s new album.

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

March 30 38 Comments

Sen. Warren: Not Interested In Reid's Job And Still Not Running For President

Elizabeth Warren insists she has no plans to jump into the 2016 race. She joins us to discuss her current political goals.

March 30 8 Comments

Unveiling The Pain Of Secondary Trauma Victims

Mac McClelland was diagnosed with PTSD after witnessing another woman's horror at being brutally assaulted. She joins us to explain why she didn't believe the diagnosis, at first.

March 27 Comment

Using Poetry To Expose The Power Of Money, Class And Gender

Alissa Quart's first book of poetry is both personal and universal - inspired by work and research she has done as a journalist.

March 27 11 Comments

Yale Is Starting A VHS Archive And It’s Full Of Horror Movies

"Silent Night, Deadly Night," "Stripped to Kill" and "The Last Slumber Party" – all from the 80s – are a few of the titles.