Music

Music Interviews
5:30 pm
Sun October 5, 2014

The Maestro And The Liberator: Gustavo Dudamel's Cinematic Debut

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor of the LA Philharmonic since 2009, composed the score for the new Simón Bolívar biopic The Liberator.
Vern Evans Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 10, 2014 12:19 pm

A film opened in the U.S. this weekend about the life of Simón Bolivar, the military leader who helped free much of Latin America from the Spanish Empire. Libertador, or The Liberator, tells that story with the help of rousing music by a first-time film-score composer: Gustavo Dudamel.

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Music Interviews
7:57 am
Sun October 5, 2014

Larkin Poe, A Sister Act With Staying-Power

Originally published on Sun October 5, 2014 1:51 pm

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

In a way, our next guests can thank public radio for their early success. Almost 10 years ago, the show Prairie Home Companion launched a team talent competition.

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Music Interviews
5:05 pm
Sat October 4, 2014

Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn On Teaming Up, Finally

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn's new self-titled album, their first as a duo, is out Oct. 7.
Jim McGuire Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat October 4, 2014 6:42 pm

As eclectic an instrument as the banjo may be in 2014, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn could fairly be called its superstars. Fleck has taken the instrument into unusual territory like funk, jazz and classical, while Washburn prefers to stay in the more traditional clawhammer style.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
8:03 am
Sat October 4, 2014

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Tiny Desk Concert

Colin Marshall NPR

Even if you've never been to a jazz concert in your life, it's likely that you've heard Ryan Keberle play trombone. He's toured with Sufjan Stevens, backed up pop stars like Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake, recorded for a Woody Allen film, played in Broadway pits and directed music for a church in Manhattan. Left to his own devices, though, Keberle likes to put himself into improvising situations.

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Music Interviews
7:57 am
Sat October 4, 2014

Minnie Driver Sings, Stripped Down And Haunting

Originally published on Sat October 4, 2014 1:50 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Minnie Driver has a husky, distinctive voice that might still be more familiar from films and television than music but she has been singing for most of her life and has a new album.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MASTER BLASTER")

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Music Interviews
5:53 am
Sat October 4, 2014

Becoming The Barr Brothers, A Band Of Friends And Neighbors

The Barr Brothers' new album is called Sleeping Operator.
John Londono Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat October 4, 2014 1:50 pm

How would you like living next door to a harpist — who played at home at all hours?

It worked out for Brad Barr, guitarist and founding member of The Barr Brothers, who met his current bandmate Sarah Page after hearing her harp playing through the wall of his apartment. Enchanted, he asked her to join his band.

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TED Radio Hour
8:37 am
Fri October 3, 2014

How Do You Get Over Writer's Block?

Sting talks about setting aside ego to foster creativity.
Asa Mathat TED

Originally published on Tue October 7, 2014 11:12 am

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Source Of Creativity.

About Sting's TED Talk

After a nasty bout of writer's block that stretched on for nearly a decade, Sting found inspiration by channeling the stories of the shipyard workers he knew from his childhood.

About Sting

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Music Interviews
2:03 am
Fri October 3, 2014

'People Don't Expect You To Write Your Own Music': Jhené Aiko On 'Souled Out'

Jhené Aiko's debut album is called Souled Out.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 11:37 am

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The Fresh Air Interview
3:31 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Marty Stuart: Keeper Of Country Music's Cowboy Couture

"I got kicked out of school a few weeks in, because I was caught reading a country-music song roundup book inside my history book," Marty Stuart says.
David McClister Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 12:09 pm

Out of love and necessity, Marty Stuart has become a country-music historian.

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Studio 89
11:56 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Studio 89 with Jason Owens

Local country up and comer, Jason Owens, brings his band to Studio 89 on October 6th.

Request your seats for the next Studio 89 today.

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