Deceptive Cadence
2:55 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Back Off The Bach To Drive Safely

A new study claims that listening to classical music makes for unsafe driving.

Originally published on Thu January 24, 2013 12:54 pm

Researchers in London claim that listening to classical music makes for unsafe driving — in fact, that it caused more erratic driving than hip-hop, heavy metal or not listening to music at all.

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Classics in Concert
1:04 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Reneé Fleming And Susan Graham At Carnegie Hall

Reneé Fleming (right) and Susan Graham — two "cheerful Americans" often mistaken for each other — are planning an intimate evening of French song.
Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 10:05 am

No one would mistake Carnegie Hall's grand 2,800-seat Isaac Stern Auditorium for a cozy Parisian salon. But soprano Reneé Fleming and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will do their best to conjure such an intimate space Sunday at 8 p.m. ET as they present an evening of French songs, webcast live on this page and at WQXR.

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Thistle and Shamrock
11:36 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Thistle And Shamrock: Celtic Piano

Antoni O'Breskey
Courtesy of the artist

Antoni O'Breskey, Micháel Ó Súilleabháin headline an hour of Celtic piano music.

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All Songs Considered
11:32 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Tegan And Sara, More

Clockwise from upper left: Tegan and Sara, Owen Pallett of Final Fantasy, Alessi's Ark, Fatoumata Diawara
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 10:48 am

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The Two-Way
11:27 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Beyonce May Have Been Live And Pre-recorded


Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 11:47 am

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All Songs Considered
10:54 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Nick Cave To Kick Off NPR Music's SXSW Showcase

Cat Stevens Courtesy of the artist

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Mountain Stage
10:38 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Whitehorse On Mountain Stage

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

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Music Interviews
5:30 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

The New SFJAZZ Center, As Seen By Its Musicians

The interior of the auditorium at the new SFJAZZ Center.
Henrik Kam Courtesy of SFJAZZ

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 1:47 pm

In 1983, buoyed by a $10,000 grant from a city arts fund, a new concert presenter in San Francisco put together a festival called Jazz In The City. Fast-forward 30 years, and that organization — now called SFJAZZ and presenting more than 100 concerts a year — has raised $64 million, largely in private donations, for a new state-of-the-art performance space and permanent home. The SFJAZZ Center held a grand-opening ceremony Monday, and will celebrate Wednesday night with an all-star opening-night concert.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
4:29 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Music, Multivitamins And Other Modern Intelligence Myths

Teacher Denise Severing leads a math lesson at a Head Start school in Woodbourne, New York.
John Moore Getty Images

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 6:36 pm

Playing Mozart to young children will make them smarter, right?

Probably not. When it comes to media hype and intuitions about intelligence and early childhood, some skepticism is in order. A paper published just this month by John Protzko, Joshua Aronson and Clancy Blair at NYU reviews dozens of studies on a topic likely to be of interest to parents, educators, and policy-makers alike: what, if anything, one can do in the first five years of life to raise a child's intelligence.

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All Songs Considered
3:39 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Question Of The Week: What Are Your Top Five Story Songs?

Jean-Baptiste Mondino Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun January 27, 2013 11:48 am

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