Arts | Music | Election

President Trump To Skip Kennedy Center Honors, Highlighting Rift With Artists

NPR | Aug. 19, 2017 1:45 p.m.

Three of the five honorees had already spoken out against the president, and said they either planned to boycott a White House event or were considering it.

Music | Election

In Midst Of Racial Hatred, Van Jones Still Pushes Love

NPR | Aug. 16, 2017 8:23 a.m.

Roc Nation's latest signee delivers hard rap about black America's moral obligation in the era of President Trump.

Technology | Music | Business

SoundCloud Saved By The Bell Of A Big Chunk Of Financing

NPR | Aug. 11, 2017 11:29 a.m.

After a noisy month in the press and a significant round of layoffs, SoundCloud announced today it had secured its largest round of financing to date, ending speculation of its demise (for now).

World | Health | Music

Angelique Kidjo Has Been Waiting A Long Time To Sing This Song

NPR | Aug. 11, 2017 8:10 a.m.

Can one song that speaks out against child marriage make a difference? Says Kidjo: "Silence is what has allowed child marriage to continue."

Flora and Fauna | Music

Motorhead's Lemmy Gets A Giant Prehistoric Crocodile As A Namesake

NPR | Aug. 11, 2017 8:09 a.m.

The scientist involved in the name has an appropriately macabre favorite song from the group.

News | Arts | local | Music

All Classical Portland CEO Retires Amid Station Unrest

OPB | Aug. 10, 2017 4:39 p.m. | Portland

Jack Allen steered the classical music station through significant growth, but his tenure was also marked by internal strife.


With A Fresh Spin On The 808, DJs Become Rhythm Composers

NPR | Aug. 9, 2017 2:12 p.m.

It's the Fender Stratocaster of drum machines. More than three decades after the TR-808 forever changed the sound of popular music, its creators are hoping a DJ-friendly update can make history again.

News | local | NW Life | Music

PSU Transforms Pickathon Music Stage Into 'Sleeping Pods'

OPB | Aug. 7, 2017 9:47 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

Pickathon Music Festival's Treeline Stage, designed by Portland State University architecture students, will be reconstructed into sleeping pods for homeless veterans in Clackamas.

Music | Business | Nation

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Convicted Of Securities Fraud

NPR | Aug. 4, 2017 4:44 p.m.

The former pharmaceutical executive was found guilty on three of eight counts – two counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud.

World | Music

22,000 Evacuated From Tomorrowland Festival After Stage Catches Fire

NPR | July 30, 2017 5:11 a.m.

A "technical malfunction" led to a dramatic display of flames at the electronic dance music festival on Saturday night, during its Spain stop. Organizers say no injuries have been reported.

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