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This Week In Race: Walls, ID Laws And Getting Typecast

NPR | Feb. 17, 2017 12:49 p.m.

How the border wall might keep undocumented migrants in the country, a study measures the effects of voter ID laws on minority turnout, and Bey's Grammy snubs illustrates about race and merit.

Technology | Music

The Turtles Lose Case Over Rights To Their Oldies In New York

NPR | Feb. 17, 2017 7:56 a.m.

Members of The Turtles lost their New York class action in a ruling from the state's appeals court.

Education | Nation | Music

Despite Protests And A Fire Alarm, Martin Shkreli's Show Goes On At Harvard

NPR | Feb. 16, 2017 12:06 p.m.

The former pharmaceutical executive — who earned notoriety for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug — spoke to a student group Wednesday night, though about a tenth of his audience walked out.

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Beyonce Is Not The Magical Negro Mammy

NPR | Feb. 15, 2017 11:13 a.m.

Just imagine Beyonce, one of the world's most celebrated, recognized and highest-paid stars, being asked to 'mother' Adele and Faith Hill. Not happening.

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Before Adele's Grammy Controversy, There Was The Great Tea Squabble

NPR | Feb. 15, 2017 7:55 a.m.

Calls for a boycott are not new for Adele. And now, embroiled in the politics of both left and right, she will likely think longingly back to her first, uncomplicated boycott — about her tea-making.

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Al Jarreau, Versatile Vocalist Who 'Played His Voice,' Dies At 76

NPR | Feb. 13, 2017 10:54 a.m.

Since the legendary singer began his career in the 1960s, he won Grammys in the jazz, pop and R&B categories. Just one clue that Jarreau, who died Sunday, was impossible to categorize.

Technology | Music | Business

What Big Tech's Quarterly Reports Say About The Future Of Music

NPR | Feb. 9, 2017 8:36 a.m.

The past week brought a slew of high-level financial filings from tech and music companies — from which we read the tea leaves.


A Rigorously Objective Ranking Of The 28 Songs Of 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Season Two

NPR | Feb. 4, 2017 6:01 a.m.

It is a daunting task to definitively rank, with icy precision, the songs featured in the ratings-challenged but critically adored CW series. But we do it anyway, because journalism.

Nation | Music

Hard Living In The Big Easy: Housing Costs Push Musicians Out Of New Orleans | Feb. 2, 2017 9:40 a.m.

Jazz vocalist John Boutté feels he can no longer afford to live in his hometown of New Orleans.

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Jack London Bar To Be Portland’s Newest Home For Jazz

OPB | Feb. 1, 2017 4:16 p.m. | Portland

Owners of Dante's, Star Theater and Bar XV joined forces with the Soul'd Out Music Festival to offer a refuge for bands and fans.