Dec 4, 2013 — The musician and writer talks about the year in music from where she sits, which is right up front.
Dec 4, 2013 — The smart songwriter behind the much-beloved "Hey Sandy" returns after eight years. Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You is full of smart wordplay and Mulcahy's unmistakable voice, but it's also driven by loss.
Nov 27, 2013 — Between 1962 and 1965, The Beatles were featured on 53 BBC radio programs. For The Beatles: The BBC Archives, executive producer Kevin Howlett had to search for many of these recordings, and they weren't easy to find.
Nov 25, 2013 — This month Bun B, one half of the Underground Kingz, released his fourth solo project and celebrated the 21st anniversary of his group's first album. The musician from Port Arthur, Texas, also speaks about his drive, Ed O.G. and the meaning of trill.
Nov 26, 2013 — The new documentary Narco Cultura looks at violence by Mexico's drug cartels and the popular culture it has inspired.
Nov 21, 2013 — For conductor Marin Alsop, discovering Benjamin Britten through his monumental War Requiem has been both easy and complex — a perfect summation of the man himself.
Nov 18, 2013 — Follow the jibber jabber on the music internet and it sounds like emo — the broadly defined, male-dominated, compositionally complicated, often pained offshoot of American punk rock — is back. But what kind of emo has returned, exactly? And is it the beloved or the maligned parts?
Nov 17, 2013 — The celebrated pianist, and newly minted MacArthur fellow, describes the 'naughty, wicked and bittersweet' sides of Bach's iconic keyboard work. Denk's new recording includes a DVD with him discussing various aspects of the music.
Nov 13, 2013 — Director Steve McQueen semi-submerged a narrative that roots out the way music has fed both racism and the fight against it, from the time in which his hero Solomon Northup lived to the present.
Nov 5, 2013 — While making the new album Matangi, the singer-rapper discovered she had a divine counterpart: a Hindu goddess who shares both her birth name and her taste for self-expression. She speaks with NPR's David Greene about fame, war and controversy.