Opera About 1985 Achille Lauro Hijacking Draws Protests At Met

NPR |Oct. 21, 2014 8:29 a.m.

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani was among those who denounced The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams, calling it anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.

George Harrison, 'This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)'

NPR |Oct. 14, 2014 12:02 p.m.

George Harrison's first six solo albums are being reissued as a box set. Hear a bonus track.

Liberian Singers Use The Power Of Music To Raise Ebola Awareness

NPR |Oct. 12, 2014 3:52 p.m.

Early on in the epidemic, the government and aid agencies commissioned songs that just ended up terrifying people. But the newer songs on the radio are catchy and danceable — as well as informative.

Stephen Hawking Has A Guest Vocal On Pink Floyd's New Album

NPR |Oct. 09, 2014 2:24 p.m.

The famous cosmologist will appear on the track "Talkin' Hawkin' " on the upcoming album The Endless River, set for release next month. It's his second inclusion on one of the band's songs.

Woman Walking Dog finds Missing Bass, Returns It

AP |Oct. 09, 2014 6:43 a.m.

A Springfield, Oregon, man who plays the bass for the Eugene Symphony says a woman walking her dog along a bike path found his missing instrument and he has it back.

Singer Morrissey Says He Has Had Cancer Treatment

NPR |Oct. 08, 2014 10:58 a.m.

"I have had four cancer-scrapings, but so what. If I die, I die," he wrote in an email interview with a Spanish-language newspaper.

What Does A Creative Brain Look Like?

NPR |Oct. 07, 2014 8:51 a.m.

What happens in the brain during musical improv? Researcher Charles Limb scanned the brains of jazz musicians to find out.

Sober And Sold-Out: Dance Club In Sweden Cuts Booze For A Night

NPR |Sept. 28, 2014 1:49 p.m.

Breathalyzers were placed in the doorway of a nightclub in Stockholm this weekend, with an unusual purpose: to ensure no guests had been drinking any booze.

First Listen: 'Become Ocean' By John Luther Adams

NPR |Sept. 26, 2014 4:17 a.m.

NPR's classical producers Tom Huizenga and Anastasia Tsioulcas discuss a recent composition by American composer John Luther Adams. "Become Ocean" is a symphonic piece that take its cues from the natural world. NPR music is featuring the piece as a First Listen.

Perfume Genius' 'Too Bright': Noisy, Provocative And A Little Angry

NPR |Sept. 22, 2014 2:40 p.m.

Music critic Will Hermes reviews the latest album from Perfume Genius, Too Bright.

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