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TMM Editor Says Paul Simon's 'Obvious Child' Gets Her Up In The A.M.

As "Tell Me More" enters its final weeks of production, editor Amita Parashar Kelly shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

Singer Sheryl Crow: Learning To Feel Helped Me Make Better Music

In this encore presentation, Grammy Award-winning singer Sheryl Crow talks about her music, motherhood, love, breast cancer and what she's learned from it all.

TMM Editor: Esperanza Spalding's 'I Know You Know' Is My Theme Song

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, editor Tanya Ballard Brown shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

In Memory Of Lorin Maazel, The Maestro Behind The Castleton Festival

World-renowned conductor Lorin Maazel died Sunday at his home in Castleton, Va. He was 84. Robert Siegel spoke with Maazel about his life and career in 2009.

How 'Ching Chong' Became The Go-To Slur For Mocking East Asians

Spoiler alert: Like many bad things in life, some of the first usages of the slur that we could find are from children's rhymes.

'Without Tommy, There's No Ramones'

Drummer Tommy Ramone died at the age of 65 on Friday. He was the last original member of the punk band that gave him his name. Their music was influential, but ahead of its time.

The New Thing In Jazz, Revisited

The long-defunct Impulse Records is staking its future on pianist Henry Butler. The label relaunches this month, for a second time, with a collaboration between Butler and trumpeter Steven Bernstein.

Richard Reed Parry Turns Musicians Into Metronomes

On the Arcade Fire member's solo classical debut, the body drives the beat — not the other way around.

Charlie Haden's Lessons On Music And Life

American bass player, composer and band leader Charlie Haden passed away Friday at age 76. NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with Haden in 2012. (This interview originally aired in January 2012.)

Chrissie Hynde Steps Out, But She's Not Alone

Hynde recruited a Swedish indie rocker, an American tennis star and a Canadian guitar hero to help make her new LP, Stockholm.