Music | World

The Conflicted Legacy Of Zimbabwean Musician And Revolutionary 'Chinx' Chingaira

NPR | June 22, 2017 4:40 p.m.

Dickson "Chinx" Chingaira, who died last week at the age of 61, fought and sung for President Robert Mugabe, who has wielded despotic power in the country since 1980.

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'Combat Medicine:' Afghanistan Vet Seeks To Help Others Through Hip-Hop

NPR | June 21, 2017 2:39 p.m.

A new hip-hop album by a veteran of the war in Afghanistan drops Wednesday. His target audience: fellow vets suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Nation | Music | Business | Election

The Slants Win Supreme Court Battle Over Band's Name In Trademark Dispute

NPR | June 19, 2017 10:03 a.m.

The case could have broad impact on how the First Amendment is applied in other trademark cases.

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Supreme Court Sides With Portland Band The Slants In Trademark Dispute

OPB | June 19, 2017 7:19 a.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of an Asian-American band from Portland, The Slants, in a trademark dispute with the federal Patent and Trademark Office. The ruling ends an eight-year legal battle. 

Music | Arts | World

Atop Ancient Ruins, A Rock Opera About Emperor Nero Leaves Some Romans Unimpressed

NPR | June 17, 2017 6:01 a.m.

A new musical seeks to present a different side of the emperor, known best for fiddling while Rome burned. But some historians object to what they see as the commercialization of Roman heritage.

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Heartbeat Music: Parents Remember Their Son Through His Song Of Life

NPR | June 16, 2017 4:34 p.m.

Nate Kramer was a tall, quiet collegiate swimmer when he was diagnosed with leukemia. He died four years later. But during treatment he met a therapist, and together they played and recorded music.


Las Robertas: California Flower Power Via Costa Rica

NPR | June 13, 2017 8:20 a.m.

Meshing shoegaze with psychedelia and surf-rock, the trio led by Mercedes Oller shows a new maturity on its third LP, Waves Of The New. Hear "California Feeling."

Nation | Music

One Year After Pulse Shooting, Orlando Honors Those Who Died

NPR | June 13, 2017 5:06 a.m.

Hundreds gathered outside the nightclub Monday to remember the 49 people who were killed that night. Mourners have created a makeshift memorial there — and plans for a permanent one are underway.

Science | Entertainment | Music

Rap on Trial: How An Aspiring Musician's Words Led To Prison Time

NPR | June 12, 2017 6:01 p.m.

Olutosin Oduwole was a college student and aspiring rapper when he was charged with "attempting to make a terrorist threat." We explore how perceptions of rap music may have played a role.


Alt.Latino's Favorite Music Of 2017 (So Far)

NPR | June 11, 2017 5:26 a.m.

Felix Contreras joins NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro to share three standout Latin-alternative albums from the first half of the year.

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