"My Old Kentucky Home" is sung every year at the Kentucky Derby. Written in 1852 as an anti-slavery ballad, the song has a more sinister meaning upon closer examination.
Queen Bey reads some of Warsan Shire's writings about love and loss. The young poet also tells stories about refugees and immigrants from Africa, where she was born.
He started the company in the 1960s and struck gold pitching gadgets such as the Veg-O-Matic food slicer.
Business | Technology | MusicNPR | April 27, 2016 5:42 a.m.
Whoever ends up running his estate will face some tough decisions about how to handle his musical legacy. What happens to the music in his vault? Will future concertgoers see him as a hologram?
What if we took some tips from think-piece culture in the way we talk about our politics?
Two things help explain Billy Paul's unique vocal style: his early dreams of playing saxophone, and his emulation of female jazz singers such as Billie Holiday.
Scores of fans turned out for a makeshift memorial at the music superstar's Minnesota estate on Saturday, while his family held a private ceremony after his remains were cremated.
Nation | Music | Arts | EntertainmentNPR | April 23, 2016 9:41 a.m.
I grew up in a conservative evangelical home in the Midwest. When Prince died and flashes of purple filled my social media feeds, I felt like an outsider watching a ritual I couldn't fully join.