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With lyrics poking at the ways young women are scrutinized and exploited, Happier than Ever finds Eilish in some dark corners — but the pop supernova tells NPR she's got lots to feel hopeful about.
Author: Lulu Garcia-Navarro
Posted: August 1, 2021, 11:46 am
50 years ago, on August 1, 1971, the Concert for Bangladesh, led by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, raised funds — and awareness — for Bengali refugees. What's the legacy of this landmark event?
Author: Aaron Cohen
Posted: July 31, 2021, 11:25 am
The creative couple, who married in 2020, thrive on gratitude, community and the new approaches they've taken in the wake of the pandemic.
Author: Lara Downes
Posted: July 31, 2021, 9:00 am
On a 35th anniversary edition of True Blue, a 10-minute version of "Open Your Heart" welcomes an intimate connection between the instrumental and Madonna's voice.
Author: Reanna Cruz
Posted: July 30, 2021, 8:30 pm
Billie Eilish released five singles in the long run-up to Happier Than Ever, but saved its best song for the album's drop date.
Author: Stephen Thompson
Posted: July 30, 2021, 6:43 pm
J.D. Allen's Queen City and Jon Irabagon's Bird With Streams are two very different new albums by outstanding tenor saxophonists.
Author: Kevin Whitehead
Posted: July 30, 2021, 5:42 pm
Tobacco City's debut album out today — Tobacco City, USA — mixes cosmic country with psychedelic choogle, but "Never On My Mind" ... well, that's where the honky tonk meets the soul revue.
Author: Lars Gotrich
Posted: July 30, 2021, 3:22 pm
We take you to the Exit Zero Jazz Festival with three sets from: piano prodigy Matthew Whitaker; New Orleans vocalist Gabrielle Cavassa, and master conguero Pedrito Martinez.
Author: Sarah Geledi
Posted: July 30, 2021, 2:12 pm
Considered the first real act of great benevolence by the rock community, the Concert for Bangladesh was held 50 years ago, on August 1st, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Author: Phil Harrell
Posted: July 30, 2021, 11:00 am
Comparing the station to the moon landing may have come off as hubristic at the time, but MTV would go on to change pop music and its impact on popular culture.
Author: Raina Douris
Posted: July 30, 2021, 9:00 am