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Phil Woods, Top Jazz Saxophonist, Has Died

NPR | Sept. 29, 2015 4:42 p.m.

Head Coach Larry Brown has been suspended for nine games. The Mustangs' men's golf team was also punished for violating NCAA recruiting protocol.

Business | Nation | Music

For Jukebox Salesman, Collecting Records Isn't Just A Job: It's A Hobby, Too

NPR | Sept. 29, 2015 11:05 a.m.

Jukeboxes Unlimited owner Don Muller has been selling machines since '71, and he's sold them to the likes of Steve Martin and Mick Fleetwood. But his collection of over 400,000 records isn't for sale.

NW Life | Music | Arts

In 'Frozen Music,' Performers Merge Sound With Architecture

OPB | Sept. 24, 2015 3:45 p.m.

Third Angle New Music and Cappella Romana join together to bring turn the famous Mt. Angel Abbey Library by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto into a living instrument.

Business | Nation | Music

... And Beer For All: Budweiser Makes A Metallica Beer In Canada

NPR | Sept. 16, 2015 11:41 a.m.

The beer, which has the tagline "Coulée dans le rock" (cast in rock), will get a wider release in Canada later this month, when fewer than 100,000 cases of special edition black cans hit shelves.

Nation | Music | Elections | Technology | Entertainment

#MemeOfTheWeek: Obama Sings The Weeknd, Sort Of

NPR | Sept. 14, 2015 7:17 a.m.

They've been with us for some time now — lip dubs of politicians singing pop songs. But for whatever reason, it never really gets old.

Music | News

The Legend of Sun Angle

OPB | Sept. 6, 2015 3:13 p.m.

Sun Angle’s bassist, guitarist and drummer are celebrated Portland musicians. Critics love them. Yet, it’s often their banter that gets them the most attention.


In A New Band, Dan Auerbach Finds A Few Surprises

NPR | Sept. 3, 2015 3:21 p.m.

The Black Keys guitarist and sought-after producer discusses his new album with his band The Arcs.

Music | World

Director Of Taylor Swift's New Video Defends His Work

NPR | Sept. 2, 2015 2:34 p.m.

The video depicts a love story set in Africa, circa 1950, the director notes. It did not have a political agenda, and it did have people of color both in front of the camera and on the creative team.

NW Life | Music | Education | Greetings From The Northwest: Back To School

opbmusic Playlist: Teachers Who Shred

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Vampire Weekend, Sheryl Crow and Queen are just a couple of artists highlighted on OPB Music's playlist of current and former teachers who rock.

Music | Education | Arts | Greetings From The Northwest: Back To School

Oregon's Great Jazz Teacher On Education And Race

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Thara Memory sits down for a wide-ranging — and at times feisty — conversation on race, education and jazz.