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Maturing Into Modern Kin

OPB | July 26, 2015 12:07 p.m. | Portland

Modern Kin played this weekend at PDX Pop Now! Festival.

Technology | Music

Fossils Of Technology: 'The Imitation Archive' Turns Near-Extinct Machines Into Music

NPR | July 25, 2015 7:55 a.m.

The project uses audio recordings of old computers in musical compositions.

Music | World

Willis Conover, The Voice Of Jazz Behind The Iron Curtain

NPR | July 25, 2015 7:55 a.m.

American broadcaster Willis Conover was known around the world in places like Prague, Moscow and Warsaw, but not so much at home. For more than 40 years, he hosted a jazz show on the Voice of America.

Nation | Music | World

#NPRreads: Electric Dylan, Fracking And The Iran Deal Deconstructed

NPR | July 24, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Also this week, the world's most famous DJ you've probably never heard.

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Salem Chamber Orchestra Executive Director Resigns

Statesman Journal | July 23, 2015 11 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Terra Hurdle, Salem Chamber Orchestra’s executive director, has resigned to pursue her passion for teaching and performing music.

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Astoria Music Festival Board Resigns Amid Dispute

OPB | July 22, 2015 4:54 p.m. | Astoria, Oregon

Citing fears that the artistic director, Keith Clark, would start a separate festival over an unresolved difference, the board steps aside to clear the way for new leadership.

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Celebrating Dave Camp, Portland's Renaissance Artist

OPB | July 21, 2015 10:52 a.m.

The local musician’s candid, public struggle with cancer rallied a deluge of love to his side.

Nation | Music

Springsteen Crashes The Show ... And No One Seems To Mind

NPR | July 20, 2015 1:16 p.m.

The Boss showed up, unannounced, at a bar on the Jersey Shore and played for nearly two hours.


Songs For A Plutonian Road Trip

NPR | July 14, 2015 8:22 a.m.

As the New Horizons spacecraft arrives at Pluto, here are nine songs inspired by the dwarf planet.

Music | World

LISTEN: El Chapo's Second Escape, As Told Through Mexican 'Corridos'

NPR | July 13, 2015 3:59 p.m.

Singers of the ballads have for decades detailed the lifestyle of drug dealers in Mexico, so it was no surprise that when the country's most notorious kingpin escaped, it was memorialized in song.