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So what happened in 2015?

From surprise albums to protest songs to comebacks to local club turnovers, 2015 was a year of many exciting changes…

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Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger Was Followed by the FBI

In 1942, while in a the army, Pete Seeger, the renowned folk musician who died only last year, wrote a…

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The Beatles

The Beatles Are Finally Streaming!

For the Beatles fans out there (so basically….everyone?): the band’s music is now available on all streaming services! All of…

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey’s “Christmas Empire”

Over time, Mariah Carey has built a “Christmas empire” out of her music and image. She has built herself a…

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Kurt Masur

Kurt Masur’s Legacy at the New York Philharmonic

Kurt Masur, music director of the New York Philharmonic from 1991 to 2002, died on Saturday at the age of…

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Hamilton, the musical

Playlist for 2015

Hooked on the music from Hamilton? Can’t stop listening to Adele’s new album? This is NPR’s year 2015 in music!

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Oumou Sangare

In light of last weekend’s attacks in Paris and Beirut, and of all the violence that occurs every day on…

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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams speaks @ NYU

Pharrell sat down with NPR’s Jason King at NYU last month for over an hour to talk about his new…

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Drake misses Billboard #1 again

Drake was hoping for his new single Hotline Bling to reach #1 on the Billboard charts. However, he originally released…

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Matt Haimovitz

Impromptu Bach

It’s always interesting to see how people react to impromptu music…. While cellist Matt Haimovitz was in residence at Columbia’s…

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Misty Copeland’s Story

Misty Copeland has made history through her career in ballet. This past summer Copeland was named a principal dancer of…

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Andra Day

Style and stories to tell

Andra Day is shockingly talented. She throws her head back just like Billie Holiday as she belts a combination of jazz,…

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Matt Lorenz

The Suitcase Junket

A found guitar, 1950s amps, and an oversized suitcase: Matt Lorenz plays “junk folk” at NPR’s Folk Alley.   Watch…

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Yo Yo Ma

Happy Birthday Yo Yo Ma!

What is your proudest accomplishment? Do you practice a lot? Those are some of the questions Strings Magazine recently asked…

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Andrea Ludwica Tyniec

Can you choose between a Stradivarius and a del Gesù in 20 minutes?

“It’s like the NBA draft crossed with The Bachelor, but for classical music.” The sixteen winners of the Canada Council…

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Need some music recommendations?

Here’s a list of 34 popular musicians from all over the world.

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The Carter Family

The Carter Family hits!

Interested in an hour and forty minutes of early country? Then this is the thing for you! Check out The…

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Stromae

Stromae the Belgian rapper, singer-songwriter

Stromae’s second album Racine Carrée has catapulted him to international success. The album, released in 2013 in Europe and 2014 in the…

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Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens, lead singer of the Carolina Chocolate Drops

Rhiannon Giddens, lead singer of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, is touring around the country, singing songs from her solo album…

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Jonathan Batiste and Stay Human

Stephen Colbert: Jazz 101

Stephen Colbert brought Jon Batiste of Stay Human to the Colbert Report last year to talk about Jazz, and demonstrate some impressive…

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Too Beautiful for Words

NYTimes recently hosted a Fall Musical Preview, featuring a ton of artists who have shows opening this season. Jennifer Hudson…

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Arvo Pärt

Things you didn’t know about Arvo Pärt

Did you know that since the ’70s Pärt’s music has been inspired by bells?   Watch Pärt playing piano!

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Detroit Symphony

Streaming symphonies

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has become the first-in-the-nation orchestra to offer free live streaming videos of their concerts throughout their…

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“she knew nothing about the music”

NPR wants you to “look at this” and I totally agree! http://apps.npr.org/lookatthis/posts/album-art/     Denise Burt, a graphic designer, knew…

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Styrofoam Cello

Styrofoam…

A Belgian student of Musical Manufacturing at the College of Ghent in Flanders has built a styrofoam CELLO! Well, just…

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Dalhalla, Rättvik, Dalecarlia, Sweden

Bluegrass in a cavern?

Bluegrass in a cavern? Pop near some steel stacks? Classical in a limestone quarry? Explore these amazing concert venues from all…

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Maria Callas

A Mercedes Limo or Two?

Fans can now own two Mercedes Limos that belonged to the late and great Maria Callas, a Greek opera star….

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Ronald Reagan tried to use Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" without permission in 1984.

Music in politics

Which songs will the 2016 Presidential candidates choose for their “theme songs”? One thing’s for sure, they certainly won’t ask for permission….

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Amy

The new movie Amy, about the tragic yet accomplished life of singer Amy Winehouse is getting rave reviews! Here’s Rolling…

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Nicki Minaj speaks out for black women in pop music

Nicki Minaj made a splash on Twitter when she tweeted:  With this tweet she implied that because she was a black…

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Facebook and Youtube combined?

Facebook is looking into adding their own video feature that lets you “whistle while you scroll” as this article puts…

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Newport Jazz Festival!

Tickets are still open for the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival from July 31st to August 2nd! Cécile McLorin Salvant is…

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Newport Folk Festival Lineup!

Folks lucky enough to have tickets must be getting excited about the Newport Folk Festival’s 2015 lineup! See it here….

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Monks of Norcia

The Monks of Norcia

The Monks of Norcia, a Benedictine order in Italy, have produced a CD of a gregorian chant. Perhaps surprisingly, this…

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Lucas Debargue

Nature v Nurture

The International Tchaikovsky Competition: how did a self-taught French pianist earn his way into an elite competition designed for the…

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Anna & Elizabeth

Crankie?

Ever heard of a crankie? Well…”it’s like a mural on a spool” !   Check out Anna & Elizabeth on…

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