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Jimmy Fallon Channels Trump Criticism Through James Taylor

The host directed perhaps his sharpest criticism of Trump to date with a spot-on cover of the perpendicular cool and calm of James Taylor's classic "Fire and Rain."

Music | Nation

Gospel Star Edwin Hawkins, Known For 'Oh Happy Day,' Dies At 74

In 1970, the Edwin Hawkins singers won a Grammy for best soul gospel performance for "Oh Happy Day." It became an unexpected hit when a San Francisco disc jockey began playing the song.


Meet The 2017 Slingshot Artists

In 2017, public radio stations highlighted indie rock band Big Thief, singer and poet Jamila Woods and pop trio Lo Moon.


Hear Jay Som's Jangly New Song, 'Pirouette'

A couple songs left off the album Everybody Works, one of NPR Music's 50 best albums of 2017, will be released as a 7" single.


'Oxford American' Takes On The Sounds Of Contemporary Kentucky

The magazine's 19th annual music issue and CD proves there's more to the Bluegrass state than Loretta Lynn and coal mines.

Music | Technology | Business

Sweeping New Music Law Expedites A $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Against Spotify

Just before New Year's Eve a music publishing company filed a suit seeking $1.6 billion in damages from the company. A new bill was the reason the plaintiffs went ahead.


About Slingshot, Public Radio's Emerging Artist Spotlight

Public radio music stations have always broken new bands, but never quite like this.


Here's How The Score Of 'Apocalypse Now' Originally Sounded

The original score for the 1979 war film was never used because the director, Francis Ford Coppola, had a falling out with the composer, David Shire. Now, the lost music is being released for the first time.


Bruno Mars And Cardi B 'Finesse' The Remix With 'In Living Color'-Inspired Video

From Cross Colours outfits to Fly Girls dancers, this visual waves a flag for the '90s urban aesthetic.


Remembering A Legendary Hawaiian Musician

Guitarist, singer and patriarch Gabby Pahinui died in 1980 but his influence is still felt. His sons have been carrying on the tradition. But Martin Pahinui just died and his brothers are getting old.