After early reports that the singer known for party anthems like "Party Til You Puke," was headed to the restive Gulf country hosted by the U.S. embassy, the State Department decided it wasn't an appropriate use of government money.
What do you do if you're an aspiring drummer and someone steals your drum set? If you're Piney Gir, you become a singer. The art-rock performer pays homage to an iconic Native American while channeling '60s pop music on her newest album.
On News Year's Day in 1962, The Beatles cut a demo tape for Decca Records, but the label said no thanks. A copy of that audition tape is going up for public auction next week. But some questions are being raised about the authenticity of the recording. Audie Cornish talks with Ted Owen of Fame Bureau, which is running the auction.
The young composer from Brooklyn battles stereotypes in classical music with her DIY aesthetic, her penchant for blending genres, and her new opera, Song from the Uproar, based on the early 20th-century adventurer Isabelle Eberhardt.
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