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June 9, 2016 2 Comments

Judy Collins Reflects On Addiction, Mental Health And Music

Collins has long been known for voice, but she’s also been a long-time advocate on mental health issues.

June 8, 2016 3 Comments

DJ Sessions: Tuning In To The City Of Angels

We hear from two KCRW DJs about some of the new music coming out of Los Angeles.

June 6, 2016 Comment

Yale University Lab Provides A Peek Into The Future Of Music

If you could transport yourself to the 23rd century, what would the instruments look like?

June 2, 2016 Comment

DJ Sessions: Pittsburgh’s Unexpectedly Diverse Music Culture

DJ Cindy Howes says the music coming out of the city goes beyond the sports bar rock bands that many people might expect.

June 1, 2016 4 Comments

Irish-Influenced Musician Aoife O’Donovan On Her Top American Playlist

O’Donovan grew up outside of Boston, but spent her summers in Ireland, exploring a mixture of Irish and American folk songs.

May 25, 2016 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: Colorado’s Under-The-Radar Music Scene

There’s a lot happening music-wise in Colorado that you might not expect, from rap to electronica.

May 20, 2016 Comment

DJ Sessions: From Haitian-Canadian Electronica To A Grateful Dead Tribute

KCRW DJ Anne Litt brings us one piece from the Haitian-Canadian electronic musician Kaytranada and a song off a new Grateful Dead tribute album.

May 18, 2016 Comment

Grace Kelly Goes From Jazz Prodigy To Full-Fledged Musician

The 23-year-old saxophonist has released ten albums and performed hundreds of concerts around the world.

May 12, 2016 2 Comments

DJ Session: Big Bands For Swingin’ And Stompin’

This week’s DJ Sessions looks at beloved and sometimes overlooked Swing Era classics.

May 6, 2016 Comment

Legendary DJ Alan Freed Gets A Final Sendoff

Freed blended a love of music with a dynamic radio personality to make an indelible mark on American popular culture.

May 5, 2016 5 Comments

Sitar Player Anoushka Shankar’s New Album Responds To Refugee Crisis

Shankar said she decided to focus her new album, titled “Land of Gold,” on the refugee crisis.

May 4, 2016 Comment

DJ Sessions: From Southern Fried Soul To Dance Party Duos

In this week’s DJ Sessions, we spoke with KCRW’s Raul Campos about “southern fried soul” from Texas and a dance duo from Los Angeles.

May 3, 2016 3 Comments

Letter From ‘Little Miss Flint’ Inspires Obama To Visit

Obama will visit Flint, Michigan on Wednesday to meet with residents who’ve lived with contaminated water.

May 3, 2016 Comment

A Conversation With Jessie Mueller, The Tony Nominated Star Of ‘Waitress’

The musical “Waitress” was nominated for four Tony Awards Tuesday morning, including best musical.

April 28, 2016 Comment

Gloria Estefan Reflects On Her Life Story In ‘On Your Feet!’

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson catches up with the Cuban-born American singer backstage after a performance.

April 27, 2016 7 Comments

DJ Sessions: Improvising In Harlem

Classical music DJ Terrance McKnight says there’s a lot of improvisation going on right now, particularly in Harlem.

April 27, 2016 17 Comments

What Beyoncé Means By ‘Becky With The Good Hair’

The line raised questions about infidelity, but MTV’s Rebecca Thomas says it’s also a carefully coded lyric about black women in America.

April 26, 2016 6 Comments

Prince, Beyoncé And The Business Of Streaming

As fans react to the death of Prince and Beyoncé’s latest album drop, is paying for music “in” again?

April 25, 2016 Comment

Student Singers Give New Life To A Variation On Baroque Music

The Georgetown University Chamber Singers are turning back the clock 300 years, bringing centuries-old Baroque covers back to life.

April 25, 2016 13 Comments

‘Lemonade’ Hailed As Beyoncé’s Most Important Release Yet

The album and accompanying hour-long movie were released on Tidal over the weekend, but begin a broader release on iTunes today.

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June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.