Music : NPR
Eliane Elias: Tiny Desk Concert
Fri, 09 Dec 2022 05:01:07 -0500
One of the most respected names in Latin jazz gives a commanding performance behind the Tiny Desk.
Sheldon Pearce's Top 20 Albums of 2022
Fri, 09 Dec 2022 05:00:37 -0500
In a year when the industry bet on fresh tech and virtual worlds, NPR's hip-hop and R&B editor found these albums powerfully immersive all on their own.
The 20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2022
Fri, 09 Dec 2022 05:00:37 -0500
The rap of 2022 reunited and revitalized old partnerships, revisited and critiqued old haunts, unearthed powerful new voices and even helped plug a new Minions movie.
Ukraine is calling for a boycott of 'The Nutcracker.' Ballet companies aren't budging
Fri, 09 Dec 2022 05:00:07 -0500
Ukraine's culture minister said his country's allies could stop Russia from weaponizing its culture by temporarily boycotting Russian artists, including The Nutcracker composer Tchaikovsky.
CĂ©line Dion was diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome. Here's how it affects people
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 11:13:10 -0500
The singer repeatedly postponed performances in the past year because of severe muscle spasms. In a tearful Instagram post, she revealed she has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder.
Watch Hurray for the Riff Raff live at NPR Music's 15th anniversary concert
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 10:00:00 -0500
Hurray for the Riff Raff performed songs of survival, community and rediscovery from the album LIFE ON EARTH at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., as part of NPR Music's 15th anniversary celebration.
The 10 Best Classical Albums of 2022
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 05:00:39 -0500
Discover a broad spectrum of this year's most compelling classical music, from booby-trapped string quartets and chilled-out piano to full-throttle percussion, electric guitars and high-flying vocals.
Sun-Mi Hong, 'Care Less'
Wed, 07 Dec 2022 11:00:35 -0500
The Netherlands-based drummer upgrades the tradition of syncopated, meter-splitting contemporary jazz with her quintet.
Shirley Hurt, 'The Bells'
Wed, 07 Dec 2022 09:46:03 -0500
Soft piano chords and Hurt's genteel voice set the foundation for a wondrous song about love's charm when it remains elusive.
Nate Chinen's Favorite Music of 2022
Wed, 07 Dec 2022 07:00:24 -0500
Nate Chinen, editorial director for WRTI, shares some of his favorite music of the year.
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason celebrates his eclectic inspirations
Wed, 07 Dec 2022 05:00:51 -0500
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about growing up in a house filled with music, playing at Harry and Meghan's royal wedding and performing some of his favorite pieces.
The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2022
Wed, 07 Dec 2022 05:00:24 -0500
In 2022, R&B rediscovered its place in the club, pushed into the outer reaches of space, found and lost love (as always) and relished the beauty of the Black experience.
Alex G: Tiny Desk Concert
Wed, 07 Dec 2022 05:00:24 -0500
The cult-beloved Philly singer-songwriter plays a handful of stripped-down songs from across his vast discography, including songs from this year's God Save The Animals.
Hamish Kilgour, founding member of New Zealand's The Clean, has died at 65
Tue, 06 Dec 2022 14:45:31 -0500
Like the Velvet Underground before them, Kilgour and The Clean inspired tons of musicians to embrace impulsive creativity.
Dozens of Taylor Swift fans sue Ticketmaster in the wake of its ticket sale fiasco
Tue, 06 Dec 2022 14:24:41 -0500
The lawsuit, filed Friday, alleges fraud and antitrust violations, among other claims. Nearly 400 more people have since shown interest in joining and will be added as plaintiffs, a lawyer tells NPR.