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Mar 12, 2014 — For years, the relationship only went one way: from stage to screen. But this spring, four big musicals are based on films, including favorites like Rocky, Aladdin and The Bridges of Madison County.
Mar 11, 2014 — Olsen has often been called a folk singer, but Ken Tucker says her new album — her first with a backing band — takes her music into an unclassifiable realm.
Feb 4, 2014 — James Mercer and Brian Burton have put out an album that explores what happens once the party is over: What happens after you've grown up? Recording a second album together as Broken Bells turned out to be a musical and artistic refuge for them both.
Mar 12, 2014 — One hundred years after the Great War, we're looking back at the history that wasn't. If Archduke Franz Ferdinand hadn't been killed in 1914, how would the world be different?
Mar 9, 2014 — Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves has partnered with a younger generation of jazz musicians for a new album called Beautiful Life.
Mar 8, 2014 — Aloe Blacc sang two of the past year's most ubiquitous singles. So why haven't you heard of him?
Mar 7, 2014 — After being stored under a bed for a half-century, a $16 million violin is now in the hands of Anne Akiko Meyers, who's recorded Vivaldi's vivid Four Seasons.
Feb 22, 2014 — The Saturday Night Live alum's sketches about fictional musicians strike a believable chord. Fitting, then, that the original songs he wrote for them are now getting a proper release.
Feb 18, 2014 — It used to be easy to buy a light bulb. But the transition to more energy-efficient lighting means choosing from an array of products. We help you navigate the world of the 21st century light bulb.
Feb 16, 2014 — The first generation of animators to attend Walt Disney's California Institute of the Arts in the 1970s is profiled in Vanity Fair magazine. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Nancy Beiman, who was part of that first class.