Music Videos

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Watch the inimitable funk stalwart sit for not one but two interviews about his work and where it comes from. Along the way, he tells stories about his many decades in the music industry.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · With costumes inspired by Egyptian symbolism and science fiction, the late jazz innovator’s band plays an out-of-this-world set in the NPR Music offices on Halloween.
 

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October 30, 2014 | NPR · On record, Banks is at the center of lavish productions, each suitable for throbbing remixes and banks of swirling lights. Here, though, she serves notice as a powerful singer in her own right.
 

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October 29, 2014 | NPR · Suspense builds throughout Greylag’s mesmerizing video for the song “Yours To Shake.” It’s a moody study on good and evil, and the struggle to know not only which is which, but which we want.
 

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October 29, 2014 | NPR · We asked the King of Auto-Tune if he’d grace the Tiny Desk without any embellishment or effects to show what’s really made his career: his voice, and those songs.
 

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October 29, 2014 | KCRW · The singer wrote “Stay,” a chart-topping hit for Rihanna. Here, Ekko performs it in New York City.
 

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October 29, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · Trumpeter Wallace Roney played Davis’ understudy for many years. So it was fitting when he resurrected a long-lost orchestral composition that Wayne Shorter wrote for his mentor.
 

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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.
 

KEXP
October 27, 2014 | KEXP · The Bright Eyes singer performs live in the studio with fellow singer-songwriter Jonathan Wilson.
 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · The Danish String Quartet doesn’t live on Brahms and Beethoven alone. Watch the versatile group play Danish folk tunes, from centuries-old Fanø wedding dances to traditional Roskilde reels.
 

 

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November 1, 2014 | NPR · In the video, most of the men who street-harass, who cat-call, yell sand follow the woman are black and Latino. Noticeably absent from the video? White men.
 

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November 1, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s politics team is hosting an election night party Tuesday. But you can’t have a party without good grub. So we’ve put together a menu inspired by the politics in play.
 

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November 1, 2014 | NPR · Tim Cook publicly acknowledged that he’s gay, the head of the Federal Communications Commission may have another net neutrality plan and IBM’s supercomputer is helping chefs create new dishes.
 

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November 1, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s politics team is hosting an election night party Tuesday. But you can’t have a party without good grub. So we’ve put together a menu inspired by the politics in play.
 

November 1, 2014 | NPR · Nichelle Gainer’s new Vintage Black Glamour, based on the popular Tumblr, collects a wealth of historical and biographical information — alongside gorgeous imagery — on great black entertainers.
 

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November 1, 2014 | NPR · Modern Farmer is less than two years old but it’s already won a National Magazine Award. “We’re making fun of ourselves, in a way, because we don’t know anything about farming,” says the editor.
 

Music

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November 1, 2014 | NPR · The story is well-known: The former known Cat Stevens became Muslim, changed his name and gave up performing for years. The hiatus gave him a chance to “walk the talk,” he tells NPR’s Scott Simon.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · In an interview with NPR’s Melissa Block, Swift addresses what’s changed since she began her career — not just for her, but for the teenaged girls who have always been her biggest supporters.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · The Metropolitan Opera will be celebrating New Year’s Eve with Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow in a new production starring soprano Fleming. But its greatest incarnations have been on film.
 

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