Now Playing:


Entertainment | Music

'SNL' Spoofs Kanye West, Welcomes Back Paul Simon

The cold open revisited West's bizarre White House soliloquy, while Simon performed an emotional rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled Water."


Elvis Costello Doesn't Want Your Nostalgia, He Wants You To 'Look Now'

Elvis Costello is releasing his first album with The Imposters in nearly a decade, titled Look Now. The legendary musician speaks about his work and surviving a cancer scare that caused him to cancel tour dates earlier this year.

Election | Music

'Quite Something': Kanye West Makes A Statement In The Oval Office

During a meeting at the White House, Kanye West spoke for 10 minutes on a range of topics. His stream-of-consciousness remarks left President Trump saying, "That was pretty impressive."


Fyre Festival Co-Founder Billy McFarland Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison

McFarland was ordered to pay over $26 million in restitution, and was sentenced to six years in prison in U.S. Southern District Court on Thursday.


A Woman's Rage: Songs About Being Fed Up

To cope with the tumult of a difficult week and the anniversary of the #MeToo movement, music critic Ann Powers spent the week with music from women expressing one thing: Being fed up.


Instrument-Makers Learn A Long-Overdue Lesson: It Isn't Just Men Playing Guitar

As outdated assumptions about the market for instruments come to light, some guitar makers are finally starting to recognize that players come in all shapes, sizes and genders.

Education | Music | Health

She Was Too Poor To Stay In School. Now She's An Inspiration To Rihanna

Angeline Murimirwa is lauded as one of the world's most influential women for her work with a charity that gives scholarships to poor girls in Africa. She herself was once one of those girls.

Arts | Nation | Music

The Rise Of The LA Philharmonic To 'America's Most Important Orchestra'

The Los Angeles Philharmonic, which begins to mark its centennial this fall, is credited with helping to bring high culture and great composers to L.A.


Stevie Nicks, The Cure Among 15 Acts Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The list of 2019 nominees also includes Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Def Leppard and John Prine.

Nation | Music

The Tale Of The Stolen Totenberg Stradivarius Ends With A New Legacy

When the FBI recovered virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg's stolen Stradivarius after his death, his daughters wanted the instrument to be played everywhere. Ensuring that was not so simple.