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John Carpenter On The Enduring Sound Of 'Halloween'


The original Halloween score is one of the most enduring horror scores ever written. John Carpenter, who directed that movie and wrote its score, has now written the score for the film's 2018 sequel.

Empress Of Pivots From 'Me' To 'Us'


On her new record, Lorely Rodriguez explores different matters of the heart — telling her story, and a little of ours in the process.

Alfredo Rodríguez: Tiny Desk Concert


The Cuban pianist thrilled the NPR office with an intense performance that was as melodic as it was rhythmic.

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Destra Is The 21st Century's Liberator Of Revelry

She can command a crowd like few others — and during her career, she's broadened the definition of soca, established herself as a brand and fueled Trinidad and Tobago's growing feminist movement.


Natalie Prass On Mountain Stage

Natalie Prass brought crisp vocals and an unassailable backing band for a set featuring songs from her second album, The Future And The Past.


The Thistle & Shamrock: Fiona's Findings

Some unique tracks from Celtic roots, including an Irish traditional version of "Bohemian (Hibernian) Rhapsody" by De Dannan.

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Amy Winehouse Hologram Expected To 'Tour' With A Backing Band

Proceeds from the concerts, featuring a holographic image of the deceased artist, would go to the Winehouse Foundation, which works to prevent drug and alcohol abuse in young people.


Rubén Blades Swings Big Band Jazz And Rumba On New Album

The iconic actor and musician teams with Jazz At Lincoln Center to sing big band swing tunes and songs from his catalog.


Kaya Stewart's 'So Good' Injects Pop With Nashville Blues

Jamie Lidell produces the subdued slow burner by the British-bred and Nashville-based singer.

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Watchdog Group Finds Spooky Spotify Ad Is Too Scary For Kids, Causes 'Distress'

In 60 seconds, the commercial showcases a medley of horror film tropes, including a maniacal doll that presumably kills a group of young people whenever they play a catchy pop song.


Bad Bunny, Drake, And Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Looking for a playlist to celebrate Bad Bunny and Drake smashing records at Apple Music? This week's mix includes Mexican garage punk, Chilean EDM, and DJ Snake with Cardi B, Selena Gomez and Ozuna.

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Bono, Pharrell, Laurie Anderson And More Memorialize A... Cat

French artist Sophie Calle's cat died in 2014. To mourn him, Calle asked dozens of musicians — including Michael Stipe, The National and Jarvis Cocker — to memorialize him.


St. Vincent Sets 'Masseduction' To Piano In A New Take On 'Savior'

Annie Clark has announced the imminent release of a re-imagined Masseduction, titled MassEducation, in which she and Thomas Bartlett re-frame the album's songs as intimate piano ballads.