Concerts @ NPR Music

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April 17, 2014 | WBGO · At the KC Jazz Club, Moran sets up two tunes with pre-produced sound montages, including a unique take on “Honeysuckle Rose.” Hear Moran’s long-running Bandwagon trio play Washington, D.C.
 

Mountain Stage
April 17, 2014 | NPR · Matrimony are a true family band, as their name would suggest. In this performance, they combine their many influences and play songs from their upcoming album Montibello Drive.
 

Mountain Stage
April 16, 2014 | NPR · Though he’s not even halfway through his 20s, some are already beginning to think of singer-songwriter Noah Gunderson as a veteran musician. Today he performs with his sister, Abby.
 

Mountain Stage
April 16, 2014 | NPR · Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Broza brings his worldly sound and message to Mountain Stage. In this set, he plays original songs and a reworking of Pink Floyd’s “Mother.”
 

Mountain Stage
April 14, 2014 | NPR · Bettye LaVette began her career in the soul-intensive climate of 1960s Detroit, and recent albums have helped her find a huge new audience. Here, she performs a set with her backing band.
 

Mountain Stage
April 10, 2014 | NPR · Raised in Tampa by his Argentine parents, Garcia combines the influences of his upbringing — and his favorite singers — to create a sound that digs deep into romance and yearning.
 

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April 10, 2014 | WBGO · Recorded live at The Blue Whale in Los Angeles, the Grammy-winning pianist and his quartet make psychic connections to Freddie Hubbard via “Bolivia.”
 

Mountain Stage
April 9, 2014 | NPR · The daughter of folk-music royalty Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche took her own path before deciding to follow in her family members’ musical footsteps.
 

Mountain Stage
April 8, 2014 | NPR · Making her 18th appearance on the show, O’Brien is described by host Larry Groce as one of the most talented singers ever to grace its stage. Here, she performs with husband and guitarist Rich Moore.
 

Mountain Stage
April 7, 2014 | NPR · To celebrate the program’s 30th anniversary, Todd Snider returns to Mountain Stage for the 10th time. Snider is an outspoken, thoughtful and funny musical storyteller, with influences in roots rock.
 

 

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News

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · A team of international scientists have found four species of insects with reversed sex organs. The females’ anatomy may have to do with their need for nutrients that only males produce.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · A new study looking at the nests made by chimpanzees in Uganda found that they prefer a type of tree that gives them a firm and secure sleeping platform.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we’ve sampled Jelly Belly’s newest flavors.
 

Arts & Life

Sony Pictures
April 17, 2014 | NPR · The film Heaven Is For Real tries hard to be about faith, but mostly winds up being about not bothering anybody. It’s a shame, because it’s a lost opportunity to say something interesting.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we’ve sampled Jelly Belly’s newest flavors.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · The master of magic realism was the region’s best-known writer. His novels were filled with miraculous events and characters; love and madness; wars, dreams and death. He died Thursday at 87.
 

Music

April 17, 2014 | NPR · Aimee Mann and Ted Leo began performing together in 2012, when Leo was Mann’s opening act. Mann began joining Leo onstage during his set. Their debut album is “The Both.”
 

Courtesy of Republic Records
April 17, 2014 | NPR · The Secret Sisters’ new album, Put Your Needle Down, displays their sophisticated, timeless sound and the country-twang influences of their hometown, Muscle Shoals, Ala.
 

April 17, 2014 | NPR · A reader asks, “Will there be a place for cassette tapes in the future? What should I do with cassette tapes — especially those beloved mixtapes — that don’t have a place to live anymore?”
 

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