Unbeliebable: Justin Offends Asian Fans With Shrine Visit

NPR | April 23, 2014 5:26 p.m.

While visiting Tokyo, the pop star posed for photos in front of the highly controversial Yasukini Shrine, which honors Japanese war criminals.

First Listen: '9 Dead Alive' By Rodrigo y Gabriela

NPR | April 23, 2014 5:02 a.m.

Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela had a strange path to success. They started as a failed heavy metal band in Mexico, before moving to Ireland and changing to flamenco music. The band's new album is "9 Dead Alive."

First Listen: Jeremiah Jae, 'Good Times'

NPR | April 22, 2014 11:41 a.m.

The Library of Congress recently added 25 new recordings to its National Recording Registry, but none of them were hip-hop or rap songs. Did it miss a beat?

Library Of Congress, How Could You Forget Run-DMC?

NPR | April 21, 2014 2:53 p.m.

The Library of Congress recently added 25 new recordings to its National Recording Registry, but none of them were hip-hop or rap songs. Is that an issue?

Chicken Soup For The Ears: New Music To Cure What Ails You

NPR | April 21, 2014 5:07 a.m.

Co-host Felix Contreras plays soothing new music for his ailing co-host, Jasmine Garsd.

Voice Of Mavis Staples Still Inspires

NPR | April 14, 2014 9:35 a.m.

The recent Civil Rights Summit in Austin showcased many powerful voices of the movement. Mavis Staples was known for combining that message with music. NPR's Don Gonyea reports.

Pop Stars Are Sippin' On Patron, And Teens Are Bingeing

NPR | April 11, 2014 10:57 a.m.

If you know Ciroc and Patron, you may well be listening to a lot of songs that name-check brand-name alcohol. And if you're a teenager, you may be binge drinking a lot more, researchers say.

Can You Hear A Photo? See A Sound? Artist Adam Brown Thinks So

NPR | April 10, 2014 7:13 a.m.

Artist Adam Brown has found a way to "play" pictures on vinyl.

Play It Again And Again, Sam

NPR | April 09, 2014 5:57 a.m.

We're all seduced by repetition, music research suggests — 90 percent of the music we listen to, we've heard before. Beyond music, this bias toward familiarity holds up in every culture. What gives?

Family Musical Legacy Is No Burden For 'Carter Girl'

NPR | April 07, 2014 5:48 a.m.

"You have to carry on the legacy of Carter Family music," Carlene Carter's mother told her. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with country singer Carlene Carter about that and her new album, Carter Girl.

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