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Wilson, who won three Grammy awards and recorded more than 60 albums, died at her California home Thursday after a long illness. From 1996-2005, she hosted NPR’s documentary series Jazz Profiles. Continue Reading Nancy Wilson, Legendary Vocalist And NPR ‘Jazz Profiles’ Host, Dies At 81
‘Tis the season for all manner of festivities, from celebrations of the holidays at home to premieres of new works for the theatre. In fact, many productions enjoyed their first performances at this special time of year. Continue Reading ‘Tis The Season Of Firsts: December Classical Music Premieres Through The Years
The country legend talks about creating the soundtrack to Dumplin’, the new Netflix film starring Jennifer Aniston that’s inspired by her music. Continue Reading ‘Dream It On Through’: Dolly Parton On Her New Album, Inspiring Young People And More
An elite music college in Princeton, N.J., is up for sale. Its prospective buyer is a for-profit Chinese company — which is partially owned by the Beijing municipal government. Continue Reading Why Is The Chinese Government Trying To Buy A Selective Music School In New Jersey?
When NPR asked listeners for their personal American anthems, many responded with Simon & Garfunkel’s “America.” We asked them to tell us why. Continue Reading What’s Your Favorite Anthem? America Answered: ‘America’ (With Thanks To Simon And Garfunkel)
Pianist Jason Moran calls James Reese Europe “basically the ‘big bang’ of jazz.” Moran’s tribute to the composer and WWI “Hellfighter” pulls his contributions to the genre out of history. Continue Reading A Century Later, Jazz Pioneer James Reese Europe Gets An Illuminated Eulogy