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April 22, 2016 31 Comments

Led Zeppelin To Climb The Stairway To Court

The trial will determine whether the iconic song “Stairway to Heaven” was partially plagiarized from a little-known 1960s band called Spirit.

April 22, 2016 5 Comments

How Prince Influenced A New Generation Of Artists

Touré, author of “I Would Die 4 You: Why Prince Became An Icon,” discusses the legacy of the pop music superstar.

April 21, 2016 5 Comments

Remembering The Life And Legacy Of Prince

The singer, songwriter and instrumentalist was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era.

April 21, 2016 Comment

‘Sing Street’ Star Ferdia Walsh-Peelo

Before staring in “Sing Street,” Walsh-Peelo performed as a boy soprano in “The Magic Flute” and was in his first band at the age of 11.

April 21, 2016 Comment

DJ Sessions: ‘That Ebullient Scandinavian Disco Sound’

Mario Cotto of KCRW in Santa Monica shares music he’s hearing out of Europe, including the Norwegian artist Mørk.

April 15, 2016 Comment

Akron Residents Will Hear What Their City Sounds Like

People in the Ohio city have been collecting soundbites for a new symphony. On Saturday, they will hear the final product.

April 15, 2016 3 Comments

Hamilton Fans Don’t Want Him Replaced On The $10 Bill

The success of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” has added a new twist to the push to feature a woman on the $10 bill.

April 14, 2016 Comment

St. Louis Opens A Museum Dedicated To History Of Blues

The National Blues Museum focuses on how the blues influenced music and culture across the country and world.

April 13, 2016 3 Comments

‘Once’ Director Goes Back To The ’80s For New Film ‘Sing Street’

John Carney’s own Dublin childhood and ’80s music videos provide the inspiration for this movie about a boy who forms a rock band.

April 11, 2016 2 Comments

Beach House Brings ‘Dream Pop’ To Coachella

One of the bands at Coachella this year is Beach House, the duo out of Baltimore known for their “dream pop” style of music.

April 8, 2016 Comment

DJ Sessions: Glam Rock, Sitar And A Fake Band

This weeks DJ Sessions include music from Rostam, Aquazul and Sheer Mag.

April 8, 2016 7 Comments

Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus Makes Its Public Debut

One of the only all-transgender choruses in the country, Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus has its public debut.

April 7, 2016 8 Comments

Singer-Songwriter Ben Harper On Race, Police Violence And Making Music

Ben Harper’s new album addresses issues of race and police violence that have roiled the African-American community.

April 6, 2016 Comment

Country Icon Merle Haggard Dead At 79

Country music icon Merle Haggard died today, his 79th birthday.

April 6, 2016 8 Comments

Frank Waln On Understanding The Native American Experience Through Hip Hop

Sicangu Lakota artist Frank Waln has rapped about the Keystone XL Pipeline, his battle with depression, and the modern Native American experience.

April 1, 2016 11 Comments

‘Bro-Country’ Is Dying. What’s Next For Country Music?

The Academy of Country Music will hand out awards Sunday to the new-ish set of stars in the country constellation.

March 30, 2016 6 Comments

Punk Rock And Fatherhood, An Unlikely Pair

Beach Slang’s James Alex is living the dream he’s always pined for, while trying to be the father he never had.

March 29, 2016 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: The Deep House And Progressive Soul Of Detroit

Chris Campbell, host of the Progressive Underground on WDET, discusses the different styles coming from the city’s music scene.

March 25, 2016 4 Comments

‘Piano Man’ Among 25 Recordings Added To The Library Of Congress

Other inductees include “I Will Survive,” the Marshall Plan speech and a 1962 radio broadcast of Wilt Chamberlain’s historic NBA game.

March 24, 2016 2 Comments

The Troubled Life And Exquisite Music Of Chet Baker

As a movie about the jazz great starring Ethan Hawke hits theaters, we revisit our conversation with Chet Baker’s biographer.

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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.