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The Antlers: Holding A Light To The Darkness Within

In 2009 Peter Silberman turned a breakup into a breakthrough, the critically acclaimed concept album Hospice. His band's latest release, Familiars, is a journey inward.

Willie Nelson Dusts Off His Songwriting Chops

NPR's Arun Rath reached the country icon on his tour bus to talk about the new album Band of Brothers, the first Willie Nelson album in nearly 20 years to come packed with originals.

Casey Kasem, An Iconic Voice Of American Radio

There was a time when you didn't know what the No. 1 song in America was until Casey Kasem said so. The listener had an emotional relationship with the American Top 40 host for four decades.

Transcending Music In A Special High School Band

Music's power to transform lives has been noted by ancient poets and modern-day neuroscientists. Our correspondent saw this in action at a New York school for students with disabilities.

SNL Music Director Writes A Finnish 'Prescription'

Longtime Saturday Night Live music director and sax player Lenny Pickett has a new album. He talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about The Prescription, recorded with Finland's UMO Jazz Orchestra.

Jazz Balladeer Influenced Better-Known Singers

The acclaimed jazz balladeer Jimmy Scott was a hard-luck singer with a haunting voice. He had limited exposure but his voice influenced a generation of singers. He died at the age of 88.

Orbison's Lost Tracks Included In 'Mystery Girl' Re-Issue

Roy Orbison's album Mystery Girl turns 25 this year. NPR's Scott Simon talks with two of Orbison's sons about the re-issued album and the songs no one has heard before.

Jenny Scheinman Reaches Out To Her Father In Song

Scheinman says that since writing and performing The Littlest Prisoner's "Just a Child," the song has "really transformed" her relationship with her father.

Ethereal Jazz Singer Jimmy Scott Dies

The beloved musician had a slight frame, an almost feminine voice and a late revival after a promising start and years of neglect.

An Opera Remembers The Tragedy Of An Asian-American Soldier

Army Pvt. Danny Chen fatally shot himself in Afghanistan in 2011. The real-life tragedy has inspired a new production by Washington National Opera with a libretto by playwright David Henry Hwang.