Concerts @ NPR Music

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March 25, 2015 | NPR · After an NPR staffer led Stromae through the crowd prior to his set, she likened the experience to walking John Lennon through the crowd at the height of Beatlemania.
 

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March 24, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The late, distinctively melodic jazz trumpeter and composer Kenny Wheeler was quietly influential to generations of musicians. From the Pacific Northwest, two acolytes reimagine his catalog.
 

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March 21, 2015 | NPR · The famously anxious Melbourne singer-songwriter is now a full-fledged rock ‘n’ roll star. Watch her perform songs from Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit at our SXSW showcase.
 

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March 21, 2015 | NPR · The Compton rapper’s set was made up of personal songs that built with increasing intensity. There was no affect — all legitimacy and promise.
 

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March 20, 2015 | NPR · Tony Bennett, Barbara Carroll, Bill Charlap, Chris Brubeck and more pay tribute to the grande dame of Piano Jazz.
 

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March 18, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · This year, the octet has chosen to salute a tenor sax titan and a long-time San Francisco resident. It plays re-arrangements of Henderson classics along with new original pieces live in concert.
 

Pickathon
March 17, 2015 | opbmusic · Watch the Nashville rock band — four guitarists strong — launch “Spooners” into the Pickathon crowd.
 

WGBH
March 3, 2015 | WGBH · Watch the British alt-rock band perform “Gethsemane” live in Boston.
 

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February 26, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · She comes from Israel, lives in the U.S. and has a deep affinity for Brazilian music — especially the improvisatory instrumental music known as choro. The clarinetist leads a new quartet in concert.
 

NPR Music
February 23, 2015 | NPR · At the 9:30 Club, the band obliterated its own timeline by demonstrating a catalog that is always present, always on fire.
 

 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · At a summit in Egypt, the embattled Yemeni President Abdel Raboo Mansour Hadi also described Houthi rebels as “puppet of Iran.”
 

AP
March 28, 2015 | NPR · Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces off against former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari in what is being described as the closest contest in the history of the West African country.
 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · Andreas Lubitz is believed to have locked the pilot of the Germanwings Flight 4U 9524 out of the cockpit before deliberately putting the aircraft into a fatal descent.
 

Arts & Life

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · The final season of Mad Men is about to begin, so we’ve decided to ask the show’s creator about men who are glad rather than mad — success coaches, motivational speakers and happiness gurus.
 

Redferns
March 28, 2015 | NPR · Renbourn co-founded the popular folk/jazz group Pentangle and was one of the most respected and influential acoustic guitarists in the world. He died this week at his home in Scotland; he was 70.
 

NPR
March 28, 2015 | NPR · Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders’ ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.
 

Music

NPR
March 28, 2015 | NPR · The a cappella quartet, known for luminous interpretations of medieval pieces, teams up with folk musician Bruce Molsky in music from more modern times — popular songs from the Civil War era.
 

Redferns
March 28, 2015 | NPR · John Renbourn co-founded the popular folk/jazz group Pentangle and was one of the most respected and influential acoustic guitarists in the world. He was found dead this week at his home in Scotland.
 

March 28, 2015 | NPR · For the first time since moving to the U.S. in 1981, Eliane Elias recorded an album in her native Brazil. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with the musician about her new album, Made in Brazil.
 

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