Why Music Matters
Feb 25, 2012 — The Irish pop group's music gave a gay teenager the courage to come out to his religious family.
Sep 23, 2012 — NASA mission specialist Stan Love's playlist also includes David Bowie's "Space Oddity."
Aug 19, 2012 — "The O.R. is a naturally rhythmic place," says Divya Singh, but a little Pink Floyd doesn't hurt.
Jul 21, 2012 — Iranian-born musician Aria Saadi vowed escape from the country after a party he was performing at was broken up by authorities.
Jul 1, 2012 — Olympic athlete Christian Niccum says a song from the band's 1967 debut put him in a trance-like state — and helped him conquer the world's toughest luge track.
May 27, 2012 — A young artist in Seattle named Vivi Perez almost gave up on high school — that is, until a community activist group introduced her to the music business. Perez tells her story for our series "Why Music Matters."
May 13, 2012 — Amy O'Neal is a choreographer who recently took on a daunting task: an entire performance without a single note of music.