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Carly Simon: ‘I’m Constantly Reemerging In My Life’

Carly Simon was born into what looks, from a distance, like a charmed life: Her father Richard was the co-founder of Simon & Schuster, the family moved in glamorous circles, and she eventually came...
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James Kaplan: "Sinatra: The Chairman"

Frank Sinatra was one of the top entertainers of the 20th century. A new biography on the many sides of "Ol Blue Eyes" – his singing career, Rat Pack exploits and legacy in American culture.


'My Goal Is To Not Be Bored By What I Do': Itzhak Perlman At 70

Once a kid with polio from Tel Aviv who hated practicing his instrument, the master violinist says he's still learning, even as he prepares to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

What Alt. Latino's Listening To This Week

The hosts of Alt.Latino bring us music from Brazil and Africa this week. NPR's Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras talk to Rachel Martin about their favorite tracks.

Carla Morrison Looks Hard At Love's Gray Areas

Morrison is part of a small group of independent singers who are challenging the sound of pop in Mexico. She speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin abut her new album, Amor Supremo.

The Good Dino-Score: Behind The Music Of Pixar's Latest

Writing music for The Good Dinosaur was a seven-month journey for brothers Mychael and Jeff Danna, not all of it glamorous.

Carly Simon: 'I'm Constantly Reemerging In My Life'

The woman behind "You're So Vain" has stories for days about love and music. On the occasion of a new memoir, she joins NPR's Scott Simon to unfold a few of them.

KCRW Presents: Deerhunter

The Atlanta band Deerhunter released its seventh album, Fading Frontier, last month. Outspoken frontman Bradford Cox is utterly captivating and delightfully unpredictable, both on record...

It Took A Few Drummers, But Shumaun’s Debut Album Is Finally Here

Plenty of bands have problems securing a permanent drummer, but Shumaun‘s quest for one has almost been Spinal Tap-like....

T-Pain Performs New Songs During A Free Show At NPR's Headquarters

To mark the one-year anniversary of the most popular Tiny Desk Concert ever and the 10th anniversary of his debut album, rapper T-Pain played a concert at NPR's Washington, D.C. headquarters.