Music http://wdiy.org en Masters And Disasters: The Met Opera Quiz http://wdiy.org/post/masters-and-disasters-met-opera-quiz Now that the embattled Metropolitan Opera has surmounted most of its labor squabbles, it's time to take a break from reading about the rancorous negotiations. See how many of these nerdworthy Met questions you can answer. Score high and bellow out your best Wagnerian <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAo_fTiZ2hY" target="_blank">"Hojotoho!"</a> Score low and start learning the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kozlovsky+simpleton" target="_blank">"Simpleton's aria"</a> from <em>Boris Godunov</em>. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:36:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 45852 at http://wdiy.org Masters And Disasters: The Met Opera Quiz The Districts On World Cafe http://wdiy.org/post/districts-world-cafe The Pennsylvania band The Districts met in 2009, while members Rob Grote, Mark Larson, Connor Jacobus and Braden Lawrence were still in high school. This year, they released their first official EP on a national label.<p>Here, the group performs a set of alternately (and simultaneously) fun and menacing rock 'n' roll on stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:06:00 +0000 editor 45853 at http://wdiy.org The Districts On World Cafe Viking's Choice: Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, 'I Ain't Waiting' http://wdiy.org/post/vikings-choice-chris-forsyth-solar-motel-band-i-aint-waiting In Television's "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlbunmCbTBA" target="_blank">Marquee Moon</a>" from 1977, Tom Verlaine issues a shuffling call to action. First, he's "just waiting," then "hesitating" for "a kiss of death, the embrace of life" — life only comes to him. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:21:00 +0000 editor 45843 at http://wdiy.org Viking's Choice: Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, 'I Ain't Waiting' Taylor Swift Aims For Pop's Throne http://wdiy.org/post/taylor-swift-aims-pops-throne <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWlot6h_JM</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:35:00 +0000 Ann Powers 45821 at http://wdiy.org Taylor Swift Aims For Pop's Throne Christian Gregory On World Cafe http://wdiy.org/post/christian-gregory-world-cafe Christian Gregory is a British singer who immersed himself in the grooves and style of vintage soul and R&B. He and fellow enthusiast Michael Kiwanuka have even formed a label, Movement Records, to release the updated soul music they love. Turns out their first artist is Christian Gregory himself, with an EP called <em>Count On You</em> out on August 18. Recording the album live to tape, Gregory is definitely onto something, as you will hear. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:21:00 +0000 editor 45815 at http://wdiy.org Christian Gregory On World Cafe Guest DJ Ty Segall http://wdiy.org/post/guest-dj-ty-segall This story has been set to unpublished due to the NPR API updating this story earlier and now the NPR API is unavailable. If the NPR API has deleted or changed the access level of this story it will be deleted when the API becomes available. If the API has updated this story, the updated version will be made available when the NRP API becomes reachable again. There is no action required on your part. For more information contact Digital Services Client Support Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:48:00 +0000 editor 45808 at http://wdiy.org With Both Farce And Feeling, Currentzis' 'Figaro' Succeeds Magnificently http://wdiy.org/post/both-farce-and-feeling-currentzis-figaro-succeeds-magnificently There are many recordings of Mozart's <em>The Marriage of Figaro. </em>Do we need another? In the case of this new recording led by the young Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis, <em>Fresh Air</em> classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz says, "Absolutely." <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:04:00 +0000 Lloyd Schwartz 45793 at http://wdiy.org The Underachievers: 'We're Still Young' http://wdiy.org/post/underachievers-were-still-young <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXNeab5eeE4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xm_8bYoQYw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUKo7P4ekpA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBIgo1YyVYY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgA4OXcA7Rw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnYsFizBsVY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJv_I2dyXXU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUvFlKfEgpk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxwtQ3S5NTY</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:57:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 45787 at http://wdiy.org The Underachievers: 'We're Still Young' Top 40 In A Summer Of Discontent http://wdiy.org/post/top-40-summer-discontent <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB-5XG-DbAA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg1sT4ILG0w</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:34:00 +0000 Ann Powers 45772 at http://wdiy.org Top 40 In A Summer Of Discontent 'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola http://wdiy.org/post/shadow-and-d-12-sing-infectious-song-about-ebola Ebola has been responsible for many hundreds of deaths, for fear, for panic, for disbelief and anger.<p>And for a catchy dance song: "Ebola in Town."<p>The producers behind this unlikely music are Samuel "Shadow" Morgan and Edwin "D-12" Tweh, who grew up in the shadow of war. They both spent time as kids in refugee camps in Ghana after fleeing the civil war back home in Liberia.<p>They made music together in the camp. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:03:00 +0000 John Poole 45762 at http://wdiy.org 'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola