NPR’s latest on the music scene

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Author: Marissa Lorusso
Posted: May 11, 2021, 2:00 pm
Singer Lloyd Price, best known for the hits "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" and "Stagger Lee," died in New Rochelle, N.Y., last week at the age of 88.
Author: Mandalit del Barco
Posted: May 10, 2021, 8:51 pm
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with New Orleans multi-hyphenate Dawn Richard about her long journey from budding pop star to indie auteur, as well as her latest album Second Line.
Author: Ari Shapiro
Posted: May 10, 2021, 8:11 pm
After cutting his teeth in Detroit, a move to New York near the middle of the century found him directly in the center of a deeply important moment for jazz.
Author: Martin Johnson
Posted: May 10, 2021, 6:09 pm
When you listen to a song by Tune-Yards, it can be like listening to a beautiful, but abstract painting. Hear a live performance of songs from the band's latest album.
Author: Raina Douris
Posted: May 10, 2021, 5:15 pm
Ani DiFranco delivers a beautiful and powerful performance from her home and studio, Big Blue in New Orleans.
Author: Bob Boilen
Posted: May 10, 2021, 9:00 am
The singer-songwriter, an early rock 'n roll star and enduring maverick whose hits included such favorites as "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," "Personality" and the semi-forbidden "Stagger Lee," has died.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 9, 2021, 5:19 pm
NPR host Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to music professor David Rothenberg about the music of the Brood X cicadas and what it's like making music with them.
Posted: May 9, 2021, 11:53 am
The charity event has so far raised $302 million and secured over 26 million COVID-19 vaccines. The money will go toward vaccine delivery, testing and PPE in some of the world's poorest countries.
Author: Emma Bowman
Posted: May 9, 2021, 3:39 am
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to singer Natalie Bergman about her new album, Mercy.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 12:05 pm