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Positively 4th Avenue: Steve Novick's Tribute To Dylan's Nobel Prize

OPB | Dec. 2, 2016 11:10 a.m. | Portland

Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick temporarily renamed the street bordering City Hall in honor of Dylan's literary prize.

Arts | Music | World

A Jazz Pianist Considers Fidel Castro's Music Education Legacy

NPR | Nov. 30, 2016 3:31 p.m.

Harold Lopez-Nussa was trained in the formidable classical music education system set up in Cuba after the revolution. He's among the first of his class to get a deal with a U.S. record label.

News | Music

Portland Jazz Club Jimmy Mak’s To Close At Year’s End

OPB | Nov. 28, 2016 3:09 p.m.

The curtain is falling on twenty years of music and memories as Jimmy Mak’s owner seeks a buyer.

Music | Nation

Pauline Oliveros, Pioneer Of 'Deep Listening,' Dies At 84

NPR | Nov. 28, 2016 8:46 a.m.

Oliveros is best known for her experimental approach to music and sound. "Hear with your ears, listen with your heart," was her guiding principle.

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Get To Know A Cuba Without Castro: Recommended Books, Movies And Music

NPR | Nov. 27, 2016 1:06 p.m.

With the death of longtime dictator Fidel Castro, interest in the island nation has again spiked among Americans. For those looking to learn more about the country, expert Tom Miller has some picks.

Music | Nation

The Ramones Way: Street At Rockers' High School Is Renamed For Band

NPR | Nov. 22, 2016 9:15 a.m.

They're officially the coolest kids to come out of Forest Hills High in Queens, N.Y., and that's saying something. Other famous former students included Burt Bacharach, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.


Kanye West Reportedly Hospitalized In Los Angeles

NPR | Nov. 22, 2016 8:15 a.m.

The decision comes after the rap star had an on-stage outburst on Saturday criticizing Beyonce, Jay Z, Hillary Clinton and the radio industry.

Arts | Entertainment | Music | Election | Nation

'Hamilton' To Pence: 'We Are The Diverse America Who Are Alarmed'

NPR | Nov. 21, 2016 5:56 a.m.

Pence was met with boos and cheers as he came to see the show, and afterwards the diverse cast and crew delivered a pointed statement about what they believe really makes America great.

Music | Nation

Soul Singer Sharon Jones Dies At 60

NPR | Nov. 21, 2016 5:31 a.m.

Jones, known for generating powerful, energetic performances despite her small stature while fronting The Dap-Kings for the past decade, had been fighting pancreatic cancer since 2013.

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The Story Behind The 'Tea And Oranges' In Leonard Cohen's Song 'Suzanne'

NPR | Nov. 17, 2016 11:19 a.m.

Cohen's friend Suzanne Verdal fed him a black tea with pieces of orange rind in it. That tea is Constant Comment, sold by the Bigelow Tea Co. First sold in the 1940s, it remains popular even today.