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High Velocity And Control: Jazz Pianist James Francies Takes His First 'Flight'


The up-and-coming pianist has crossing boundaries, taking his jazz chops to hip-hop and pop sessions. Now, he's released his debut album.

Curtis Harding, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018


Harding woke up the Newport crowd with the soul-rock hybrid he calls "slop 'n' soul."

A Song Called 'Quiet' Struck A Chord With Women. Two Years Later, It's Still Ringing


Born as a vessel for one person's trauma, the song by MILCK became an anthem overnight after a viral moment at the 2017 Women's March. But it wasn't done growing.

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It's Waiting There For You: Toto's 'Africa' Is Playing On Repeat In A Desert

The life of Toto's "Africa" has perhaps reached its logical end with Max Siedentopf's absurdist art installation "Toto Forever," which will play "Africa" in the Namib Desert "for all eternity."


A Year After Dolores O'Riordan's Death, The Cranberries Unveil 'All Over Now'

"All Over Now" has the stately, lovely feel of a classic Cranberries single, weighed down and made somber by O'Riordan's repetition of the titular refrain.

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Fyre Festival Documentary Shows 'Perception And Reality' Of Infamous Concert Flop

In 2017, the Fyre Music Festival was billed as an exclusive event in the Bahamas. The reality was very different. Director Chris Smith tells the behind-the-scenes story in a new Netflix documentary.

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Jawbox Announces Reunion Tour After A Decade Away

It appears to be required by law that every indie-rock band of the '90s must reunite at some point. So we might as well see the return of a great one, right?


Alt.Latino's American Anthems: An Exploration Of Songs That Unite

An excerpt of a year-long series featured on NPR that speak to unity and inspiration.

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The Allegations Against R. Kelly: An Abridged History

The case laid out in Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly represents just one more milestone in a quarter-century of controversy surrounding the R&B superstar. Here's a timeline of the major moments.


Deerhunter's Bradford Cox On Making Music In Trying Times: 'I'm Just Screaming Out Loud'

The Georgia-based rock band releases its eighth studio album, Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?, on Jan. 18.


For Opera Singers, Life After Retirement — At Least At One Very Special Rest Home

Founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi and funded by royalties from his popular operas, Casa Verdi in Milan opened a century ago as a home for opera musicians in their golden years.


Lady Gaga Apologizes For R. Kelly Collaboration In Wake Of Lifetime Series

Days after a disturbing docuseries called Surviving R. Kelly debuted, Gaga vowed to remove their 2013 duet from streaming services. Activists have also been protesting outside Kelly's Chicago studio.


What Happens When You Ignore Your Better Judgment?

Lala Lala and WHY? collaborate on "Siren 042," a song and video that examine the hazards of moving forward when all rational thought says "stop."