Concerts @ NPR Music

John Rogers for NPR
December 18, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · As New York prepares for its January music marathon, watch performances from last year, including Gretchen Parlato, Donald Harrison, Rudy Royston, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
 

Jazz at Lincoln Center
December 10, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · A pianist who brought bebop to New Orleans and an educator to generations of music students, the elder Marsalis has become a father figure of modern jazz to more than just his famous sons.
 

Loren Wohl for NPR
December 3, 2014 | NPR · The rising R&B star came out with guns blazing and performed fleshed out versions of her new songs.
 

Courtesy of Revive Music Group
December 3, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · What would it sound like if someone bridged the gap between large ensemble jazz and classic hip-hop anthems? One multi-generational group of musicians has made it their aim to find out.
 

WGBH
November 18, 2014 | WGBH · Watch the Alabama soul band’s earthshaking performance of the opening track from its debut album, Half The City.
 

AP
November 9, 2014 | NPR · The Grammy award-winning ensemble will open the first concert of its 70th anniversary season with Beethoven’s ninth symphony, the “Ode to Joy.”
 

Loren Wohl for NPR
November 4, 2014 | NPR · For a couple years now BJ The Chicago Kid has been the answer when rappers need a little help baring their souls. Watch him step into the spotlight at NPR Music’s show during CMJ.
 

Loren Wohl for NPR
October 28, 2014 | NPR · Led by singer Augusta Koch and her bright blue hair, the Philadelphia punk band performs most of the songs from its melodic debut album, Nervous Like Me, during NPR Music’s recent CMJ show.
 

NPR
October 16, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · In the late 1960s, saxophonist Wayne Shorter wrote a series of pieces for trumpeter Miles Davis and orchestra. They were never recorded — until Wallace Roney played them at the Detroit Jazz Festival.
 

NPR Music
October 16, 2014 | NPR · Join us live at 8:30 p.m. ET for a video webcast featuring rising R&B stars Elle Varner and B.J. The Chicago Kid, the ethereal-yet-energetic Lia Ices and Philly punk trio Cayetana.
 

 

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News

December 18, 2014 | NPR · U.S. intelligence officials claim that North Korea was centrally involved in the hack against Sony. That’s major news in the world of cyberwarfare, where nation states typically make covert attacks.
 

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December 18, 2014 | NPR · Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.
 

NPR
December 18, 2014 | NPR · Iraqi security forces are training with the goal of reclaiming territory lost to the Islamic State. Police at a camp near the front line say such a battle would be personal.
 

Arts & Life

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December 17, 2014 | NPR · The recent attack on Sony Pictures’ computer network that resulted in a flood of confidential data has its origins in North Korea, U.S. intelligence officials say.
 

Universal Pictures
December 17, 2014 | NPR · Louis Zamperini was an Olympian before he enlisted in World War II and became a prisoner of war. Jolie says he told her to “make a film that reminds people that they have greatness inside themselves.”
 

Sony Pictures Entertainment
December 17, 2014 | NPR · As an African-American Annie arrives on movie screens, critic Bob Mondello looks at other cross-cultural reinventions, from Pearl Bailey’s Dolly to the Americanization of Carmen as Carmen Jones.
 

Music

John Rogers for NPR
December 18, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · As New York prepares for its January music marathon, watch performances from last year, including Gretchen Parlato, Donald Harrison, Rudy Royston, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
 

Getty Images for NAACP
December 18, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · This year marked the passing of legends like Charlie Haden, Horace Silver and Gerald Wilson. Hear their great live performances from the vault, and highlights remembrances from loved ones.
 

Mountain Stage
December 17, 2014 | NPR · Russell, a highly regarded jazz and blues singer, has a voice that transcends genres.
 

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