Ronnie Milsap Joins Country Music's Hall Of Fame

NPR |Oct. 27, 2014 5:39 p.m.

Milsap's career ranged from playing on the 1960s Elvis hit "Kentucky Rain" to his own solo success in the 70s and 80s. One of his biggest hits was 1980's "Smoky Mountain Rain."

Jack Bruce, Bassist And Singer For Cream, Dies At 71

NPR |Oct. 25, 2014 11:33 a.m.

Two of journalism's greats died within a couple days of each other — Ben Bradlee and Frank Mankiewicz. NPR's Scott Simon remembers them for their shared gifts of charm, wit and street smarts.

Opera About 1985 Achille Lauro Hijacking Draws Protests At Met

NPR |Oct. 21, 2014 8:29 a.m.

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani was among those who denounced The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams, calling it anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.

George Harrison, 'This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)'

NPR |Oct. 14, 2014 12:02 p.m.

George Harrison's first six solo albums are being reissued as a box set. Hear a bonus track.

Liberian Singers Use The Power Of Music To Raise Ebola Awareness

NPR |Oct. 12, 2014 3:52 p.m.

Early on in the epidemic, the government and aid agencies commissioned songs that just ended up terrifying people. But the newer songs on the radio are catchy and danceable — as well as informative.

Stephen Hawking Has A Guest Vocal On Pink Floyd's New Album

NPR |Oct. 09, 2014 2:24 p.m.

The famous cosmologist will appear on the track "Talkin' Hawkin' " on the upcoming album The Endless River, set for release next month. It's his second inclusion on one of the band's songs.

Woman Walking Dog finds Missing Bass, Returns It

AP |Oct. 09, 2014 6:43 a.m.

A Springfield, Oregon, man who plays the bass for the Eugene Symphony says a woman walking her dog along a bike path found his missing instrument and he has it back.

Singer Morrissey Says He Has Had Cancer Treatment

NPR |Oct. 08, 2014 10:58 a.m.

"I have had four cancer-scrapings, but so what. If I die, I die," he wrote in an email interview with a Spanish-language newspaper.

What Does A Creative Brain Look Like?

NPR |Oct. 07, 2014 8:51 a.m.

What happens in the brain during musical improv? Researcher Charles Limb scanned the brains of jazz musicians to find out.

Sober And Sold-Out: Dance Club In Sweden Cuts Booze For A Night

NPR |Sept. 28, 2014 1:49 p.m.

Breathalyzers were placed in the doorway of a nightclub in Stockholm this weekend, with an unusual purpose: to ensure no guests had been drinking any booze.

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