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.
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."
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?
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?
NPR | April 21, 2014 5:07 a.m.
Co-host Felix Contreras plays soothing new music for his ailing co-host, Jasmine Garsd.
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.
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.
NPR | April 10, 2014 7:13 a.m.
Artist Adam Brown has found a way to "play" pictures on vinyl.
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?
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.