In Music – ‘What Made That Thing Work?’: Bill Frisell Takes On Screen Music

While making his latest album, the inventive guitarist found that covering classic film and TV scores has an existential side effect.

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In Music – Making Sense Of A Song Called ‘Widow Maker’

Musician Brooke Waggoner was on a coffee run when she got a worrisome text from a friend, whose husband was dealing with a life-threatening heart problem. The news gave her a shiver — and an idea.

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In Music – Barbershop: Black History Month, Macklemore And “Blizzard Baes”

NPR’s Sam Sanders, Arun Venugopal of WNYC, and comedian Amanda Seales talk about inflammatory comments by actress Stacey Dash, the new single by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and “blizzard baes.”

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In Music – Snowed In At The Tiny Desk Contest

The contest deadline is Feb. 2. If the weather’s got you housebound this weekend, why not make your video?

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In Music – ‘New Age Becomes Old Age Very Quickly’: Yanni Speaks

After dozens of albums and world-spanning tours, the king of new age says he’s still baffled by the term. He speaks with NPR’s Scott Simon.

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In Music – Bobby Enriquez On Piano Jazz

Hear the “wild man of jazz” play “Just One Of Those Things” and “Bumble Rumble Blues.”

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In Music – Latin Roots: Essential Divas

Beat Latino‘s Catalina Maria Johnson spotlights three of the greatest divas in Latin music.

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In Music – ‘Ain’t Got No Home’: Why Woody Guthrie Despised Donald Trump’s Father

Will Kaufman, a professor of American literature and culture at the University of Central Lancashire, says he has discovered unpublished lyrics by Woody Guthrie, in which the folk singer denounced Fred Trump, Donald’s father. The elder Trump happened to be Guthrie’s landlord in the early 1950s.

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In Music – As ‘X-Files’ Returns, Meet The Man Behind The Theme Song

At creator Chris Carter’s request, composer Mark Snow tried to make the X-Files theme sound like The Smiths. In the process, he stumbled on a very different sound — that would become iconic.

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In Music – Front Row: Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear, ‘Yellow Taxi’

Watch the mother-son folk duo perform one of its charming songs live in Boston.

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