Music

The Record
2:45 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Portraits Of An American Metal Festival

Lars Gotrich NPR

Originally published on Thu May 22, 2014 1:05 pm

Last weekend I was among the legion of ecstatic metalheads that had descended upon Baltimore to attend Maryland Deathfest. In its 10th year, the Sonar compound was bursting at the seams with fans from across the spectrum and around the globe, stoking a community that stays connected long after the outdoor stages on East Saratoga Street are taken down.

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This Is NPR
1:45 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

NPR Staff Confesses Love for "Teen" Reads

NPR

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 1:22 pm

We've all experienced it: the shiver of nervous excitement as each turn of the page unveiled new, provocative ideas.

Pause. Get your mind out of the gutter!

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The Two-Way
1:39 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Russia Is 'Propping Up' The Assad Regime, Secretary Clinton Says

By resisting efforts at the United Nations to bring concerted pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad to end the killing in his country, Russia is "in effect, propping up the [Assad] regime at a time when we should be working on a political transition," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said earlier today in Copenhagen.

Clinton also told an audience that Russia's implicit support for Assad could "help contribute to a civil war" in Syria, The Associated Press reports.

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World Cafe
1:34 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Latin Roots: The Underground Beat Of Reggaeton

Tego Calderon, one of Reggaeton's top artists and producers, performs for fans in New York City.
Scott Gries Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 31, 2012 3:59 pm

Today on Latin Roots from World Cafe, NPR's Jasmine Garsd discusses the history of Reggaeton. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Garsd spent her teenage years hooked on Argentine rock. Garsd moved to the U.S. after high school and quickly encountered an eclectic mix of American music; now, she co-hosts NPR's Alt.Latino with Felix Contreras.

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The Two-Way
1:19 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Elizabeth Warren Says She Told Schools Of Native American Heritage

Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Elizabeth Warren.
Steven Senne AP

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 10:36 am

Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who is in a tight Senate race in Massachusetts against Republican incumbent Scott Brown, acknowledged for the first time that she told the law schools at Harvard and University of Pennsylvania of her Native American heritage.

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Deceptive Cadence
1:13 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Alfred Deller: Celebrating A High-Flying Singer

Countertenor Alfred Deller, c. 1960.
Erich Auerbach Getty Images

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 4:52 pm

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NPR FM Berlin Blog
1:00 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Dining And Design Converge At 'Taste Festival Berlin'

At Taste Festival Berlin, Japanese culinary artist Ayako Suwa will feature "food creation" dinners, in which each dish is used to create a story and evoke an emotional response.
Courtesy of Taste Festival Berlin

From Bauhaus to street art, Berlin's history of design is rich and well-known, although few would cast the city among the gastronomic avant-garde.

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All Songs Considered Blog
12:57 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Download A New Dan Deacon Song

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 31, 2012 3:32 pm

A beautifully frenetic electronic-pop oddball — and we mean that in the greatest way — Dan Deacon has announced plans to release a new full-length album this summer. It's triumphantly titled America. Deacon is giving fans a taste of the new record with the song "Lots."

You can also download "Lots" from the Dan Deacon website. America is out on Domino Records August 28.

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World Cafe
12:50 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt On World Cafe

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 31, 2012 3:59 pm

The Magnetic Fields' music provides one of several outlets for frontman Stephin Merritt's inspired songwriting. The band began recording a string of eclectic albums in 1993, and finally found mainstream recognition with 1999's three-disc 69 Love Songs.

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All Songs Considered Blog
12:44 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Watch Neil Young's 'Americana' Film

A still from Neil Young's film, Americana.

Originally published on Thu May 31, 2012 3:10 pm

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have a new record coming out Tuesday. Americana is blistering guitar romp through the classic American songbook, from the 1800s to doo-wop and beyond. Well today we we have a 40 minute film created by Bernard Shakey (Young's alias) filled with the music from Americana.

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