Views From: The 'No Rubbish' Rock In Japan Festival

NPR | Oct. 16, 2017 7:26 a.m.

Illustrator Sayori Wada gives us a visual guide through her experience at Rock In Japan, one of the country's largest music festivals.

Music | World

Infamous Murderer Of Children Can't Be Cremated To Music Of Berlioz, Court Says

NPR | Oct. 13, 2017 9:14 a.m.

A judge says Ian Brady will be cremated with "no music and no ceremony" — and rejecting a plan to play the "Witches' Sabbath" portion of Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.

Entertainment | Nation | Music | Arts

Q-Tip Says His New Kennedy Center Role Helps 'Institutionalize Hip-Hop'

NPR | Oct. 13, 2017 8:53 a.m.

A Tribe Called Quest frontman is the first artistic director for hip-hop culture at the Kennedy Center. He discusses the cultural levity of his appointment and the current political climate.

Nation | Health | Books | Arts | Music | News | Science

Here Are The 2017 MacArthur 'Genius' Grant Winners

NPR | Oct. 11, 2017 8:49 a.m.

Jason De León, Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Derek Peterson are among the 24 winners of this year's MacArthur Fellowship, which honors "extraordinarily talented and creative individuals."

Entertainment | Nation | Music

Jason Aldean Covers Tom Petty As 'SNL' Responds To Las Vegas

NPR | Oct. 8, 2017 6:03 a.m.

Saturday Night Live broke format this weekend as Jason Aldean performed Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" in response to the October 1 shooting in Las Vegas.

Nation | Music

Nightmare Scenario: Concert Security Experts Grapple With Lessons Of Las Vegas

NPR | Oct. 8, 2017 4:52 a.m.

The Las Vegas shooting is a chilling reminder that big concerts are a soft target. And that the industry still has much work to do to improve security and minimize the damage from future incidents.

Nation | Music

Rapper Nelly Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault

NPR | Oct. 7, 2017 1:45 p.m.

The pop star was taken into custody on Saturday morning while on tour in Washington state.

Nation | Music

Shooter May Have Considered Other Targets In Chicago And Las Vegas

NPR | Oct. 5, 2017 4:27 p.m.

The weekend before his brutal attack, Stephen Paddock rented a room above a different Las Vegas music festival. And a man with the same name booked a Chicago hotel room during Lollapalooza in Chicago.

Nation | Music

Many Questions Remain In The Aftermath Of The Las Vegas Shooting

NPR | Oct. 4, 2017 12:11 p.m.

As investigators examine several crime scenes, they still have not determined the shooter's motive.

Nation | Music

Las Vegas Police Release Bodycam Footage; ATF Says Gunman Had 'Bump-Fire' Stocks

NPR | Oct. 4, 2017 4:22 a.m.

12 of the devices were found in Stephen Paddock's hotel room. The ATF says bump stocks, although used for the purpose of "simulating automatic fire," are legal under current federal law.

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