Archive

You are viewing the "Music" Archives

miller barr

The House of Life Concert by Miller and Barr


Posted on:

This musical duo will combine Andrew Miller’s  “warm, robust baritone” with Katie Barr’s talents as a collaborative pianist for an evening of English art song that explores life, loss, and rebirth featuring the poetry of Tennyson, R.L Stevenson, Rossetti, Housman, and Blake, set to the brilliant music of Jonathan Dove, George Butterworth, Ralph Vaughan Williams,… Read More

Jon Batiste accepts the Grammy for album of the year at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, presented Sunday, April 3 in Las Vegas.

Jon Batiste and Silk Sonic take home major prizes at 2022 Grammys

By:
Posted on:

Updated April 4, 2022 at 1:20 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — At the 64th Grammy Awards, which took place Sunday in Las Vegas, the major prizes were spread among a number of winners, including Jon Batiste, Silk Sonic and Olivia Rodrigo. By the numbers, the night’s biggest winner was Jon Batiste, who took home… Read More

The late drummer Taylor Hawkins, performing with Foo Fighters in Malibu, California in 2018.

Foo Fighters cancel all tour dates after drummer Taylor Hawkins’ death

By:
Posted on:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The multi-platinum rock band Foo Fighters has canceled all of its upcoming tour dates after the death of its drummer, Taylor Hawkins. “It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins,” the band… Read More

Charli XCX poses for a portrait that is edited to have a very blue or purple filter. The author of this alt text has a color weakness.

‘I love selling out’: Charli XCX on the volatile pop of ‘Crash’

By:
Posted on:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Throughout her career, Charli XCX has always straddled the fence between two realities: that of mega, stadium-filling stardom, and a relatively “if you know you know” career, fueled by a devoted cult following of fans dedicated to making her vision of a pop-propelled future a well-kept secret. Now, she’s trying her… Read More

Dolly Parton presents the award for entertainer of the year at the 57th Academy of Country Music Award

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame keeps Dolly Parton on this year’s nominee list, despite her request to bow out

By:
Posted on:

CLEVELAND (NPR) — The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame said Thursday that it’s declining Dolly Parton’s request to bow out of this year’s nominations for the Hall of Fame class. This week, the county music legend posted a statement to her social media accounts saying that while she was grateful to be nominated, she… Read More

Dolly Parton arrives at the ACM Awards red carpet

Dolly Parton removes herself from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominations

By:
Posted on:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Country music legend Dolly Parton announced Monday she is bowing out of this year’s nominations for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In a statement posted to her social media accounts, the award-winning singer said that while she was grateful to be nominated for this year’s class, she didn’t think… Read More

Eminem, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg perform during the Super Bowl halftime show at SoFi Stadium on Sunday in Inglewood, Calif.

The Super Bowl’s biggest moments, beyond the touchdowns

By:
Posted on:

LOS ANGELES (NPR) — The Los Angeles Rams weren’t the only big winners in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Cincinnati Bengals. Other standouts including a halftime show by rap royalty and a slew of star-studded advertisements. Here are some of those memorable moments. How the Rams won The Rams beat the Bengals 23-20, ending the… Read More

Meatloaf performs on stage

Meat Loaf, Grammy-winning singer famous for ‘I’d Do Anything For Love,’ dies at 74

By:
Posted on:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Meat Loaf, the Grammy-winning American singer and actor, has died at the age of 74. An official announcement was posted to his Facebook page early Friday morning. Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday, was best known for the 1977 album Bat Out Of Hell, one of the best selling albums of… Read More

A view of a Grammy statue during a performance at the Chicago Chapter 60th Anniversary Concert at Millennium Park on Sept. 16, 2021 in Chicago.

The Grammys are postponed and Sundance is moved online because of omicron surge

By:
Posted on:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — It’s official. The 64th annual Grammy Awards are postponed and the Sundance Film Festival has been moved online. A joint statement on Wednesday by the Recording Academy and CBS blamed the Grammy rescheduling on the omicron variant. “The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and… Read More

John and Sachi Patitucci play upright bass and cello, respectively

Watch Jazz Night in America’s tribute to the icons lost in 2021

By:
Posted on:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — If the last two years have taught us anything, it would have to be finding a (shaky, perhaps) balance between celebrating life while continuing to grieve. This year, the music community bid farewell to more than 50 jazz icons; amongst them were people who changed the way we experience jazz forever,… Read More

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss perform a Tiny Desk (home) concert.

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

By:
Posted on:

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space. WASHIGTON, D.C. (NPR) — What a remarkable sight to see the reunion… Read More

The album cover for Los Angeles-based group Wild Up's jubilant recording of his 1974 work Femenine

Here are NPR’s top 10 classical albums of 2021

By:
Posted on:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The opening lines of Franz Schubert’s song “An die Musik,” his love letter to music from 1817, speaks of personal troubles, of being “caught in life’s unruly round,” and how the power of music can “lift you to a better world.” Those sentiments have been hitting very close to the bone… Read More

Elms

Outdoor Concert Series: Under the Elms


Posted on:

It’s back! The outdoor concert event series, Under the Elms, resumes June 16, 23 & 30, all at 7 PM beside Memorial Auditorium on Ohio University’s campus green! Bring you chair and/or blanket & enjoy music from the Athens Communiversity Band! FREE! http://bit.ly/concertundertheelms 33 University Terrace, Athens, Ohio 45701 #concertundertheelms The School of Music offers… Read More

Elms

Outdoor Concert Series: Under the Elms


Posted on:

It’s back! The outdoor concert event series, Under the Elms, resumes June 16, 23 & 30, all at 7 PM beside Memorial Auditorium on Ohio University’s campus green! Bring you chair and/or blanket & enjoy music from the Athens Communiversity Band! FREE! http://bit.ly/concertundertheelms 33 University Terrace, Athens, Ohio 45701 #concertundertheelms The School of Music offers… Read More

Elms

Outdoor Concert Series: Under the Elms


Posted on:

It’s back! The outdoor concert event series, Under the Elms, resumes June 16, 23 & 30, all at 7 PM beside Memorial Auditorium on Ohio University’s campus green! Bring you chair and/or blanket & enjoy music from the Athens Communiversity Band! FREE! http://bit.ly/concertundertheelms 33 University Terrace, Athens, Ohio 45701 #concertundertheelms The School of Music offers… Read More

Ohio Theatre, June 2020

Help On The Way For Struggling Performing Arts Groups, Theatres

By:
Posted on:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Columbus Museum of Art has announced it was laying off 39 employees and slashing their budget due to money lost during coronavirus. It’s the latest example of an arts organization that has suffered because of COVID-19. But there might be some help coming soon from the state for struggling… Read More

String Jam flier

1st Thursday Old Time String Jam


Posted on:

A beginners’ style slow string jam with a special guest “leader” each month. March’s guest is local musician, Morgan Hager. She plays fiddle, guitar and banjo and specializes in fiddle tunes and waltzes from West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Bring your own instrument or borrow one from the musical lending library. All levels & ages… Read More

Noise Show flier

Athens Noise Show / installment two


Posted on:

Sounds, drones, noises, notes, music and other weird stuff, with performances by Weedghost, Dinner of Swords, David Colagiovanni, Robert McClure, Noise_MF, and more. $5 suggested donation / bring some food to share. Presented by the Municipal Endowment for the Sonic Arts and Aquabear Legion.