Music

The Record
6:23 am
Sat June 23, 2012

A Summer With Fun.

Nate Ruess before fun.'s show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on Friday.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 12:26 pm

Fun. is in the middle of quite a run. For six weeks this spring, the band had the No. 1 song in the country with "We Are Young," an anthemic pledge of drunken solidarity that has appeared in countless commercials and TV shows, and dominated radio playlists and sales charts since March (it's still in the top five).

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Deceptive Cadence
4:47 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Around The Classical Internet: June 22, 2012

Gustavo Dudamel applauds the youngsters of Scotland's Big Noise Orchestra after their Thursday performance in Stirling.
Jeff J Mitchell Getty Images
  • This week, Gustavo Dudamel was in Scotland to visit Raploch, Stirling, the "former haunt of notorious crime-clan ­matriarch Big Mags Haney and once so educationally deprived it was dubbed a 'higher-free zone.'" It now is the home of Big Noise, a classical music project for kids run by Sistema Scotland.
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Song Travels
4:21 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Marilyn And Alan Bergman On 'Song Travels'

Alan and Marilyn Bergman.
Angela Weiss Getty Images

Songwriters Marilyn and Alan Bergman are a legendary power couple in American popular music whose work includes the themes for television programs Alice, Good Times and In the Heat of the Night. They've earned multiple Emmys, Grammys and Academy Awards, including Best Original Song for "The Way We Were," written with Marvin Hamlisch.

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The Record
4:02 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Richard Adler, Broadway Composer And Lyricist, Dies

Celebrated composer and lyricist Richard Adler has died at the age of 90.
Bob Gomel Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 6:11 pm

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Piano Jazz
3:40 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Dave McKenna On Piano Jazz

Dave McKenna is celebrated with highlights from two Piano Jazz appearances.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 2, 2009 11:08 am

This week's show is a tribute to the late pianist Dave McKenna with guest host, pianist and singer Daryl Sherman, who was a friend of McKenna's and is a musical fixture at New York's famous Waldorf Astoria.

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All Songs Considered Blog
3:36 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Locrian And Mammifer: Affirmation Through Controlled Chaos

Faith Coloccia of Mammifer.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 10:05 pm

"Why music?" It comes off like a Philosophy 101 essay question at first, but the more I twist my head around it, the more it causes a volcanic hurl of thought: Why do I love music? Why do I write about it? Why do I care what other people write about it? Do I love a song for the story or for itself? Does that matter? What if I go deaf? Am I going to miss my deadline?

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Music Interviews
3:02 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Take A Trip To Downtown L.A. With La Santa Cecilia

Singer Marisol Hernandez (center) takes listeners from her grandfather's burro cart to La Santa Cecilia's Latin Grammy Award, on Olvera Street in Los Angeles.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 6:50 pm

Named for the patron saint of musicians, La Santa Cecilia has deep roots in the immigrant community of Los Angeles. Yet the band's six members draw inspiration not only from their rich heritage, but also from their everyday lives growing up embedded in American culture.

During a short, recent trip to historic Olvera Street in downtown L.A. — "It's a little street with little shops resembling any town in Mexico or Latin America" — singer Marisol Hernandez describes the hopes and dreams the city represents.

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Deceptive Cadence
11:58 am
Fri June 22, 2012

America's Got Palate

Pablo Helguera

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 4:42 pm

Got an idea for a classical cartoon, or a reaction to this one? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Pablo Helguera is a New York-based artist working with sculpture, drawing, photography and performance. You can see more of his work at Artworld Salon and on his own site.

The Record
11:46 am
Fri June 22, 2012

In New Orleans, A Buffet Of Great Music

Glen David Andrews, the New Orleans trombonist and singer and regular on HBO's Treme, surfs the crowd at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Douglas Mason Getty Images

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 7:39 pm

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World Cafe
11:35 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Gotye On World Cafe

Gotye's new album is titled Making Mirrors.
James Bryans

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 5:52 pm

Our Vintage Cafe today is from 2012, the year the Melbourne, Australia-based artist Gotye's world-wide smash "Somebody That I Used To Know" was everywhere. The single has sold more than 30 million copies.

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