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Life As Prayer: The Singing Nuns Of Ann Arbor

In the cloistered world of classical music recordings, there is great interest in choral music by Catholic nuns these days. On Mater Eucharistiae, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, are "able to bring other people into that space of prayer when we're singing."
Friday, August 30, 2013

Cornstock Acoustic Music Fest

Nestled at the gateway of the Endless Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania, Lazy Brook Park's beautiful, scenic countryside is the perfect setting for the Cornstock Acoustic Music Fest. With over 40 hours of the state's best homegrown acoustic music and featuring 22 bands on two stages, the festival offers something for everyone in acoustic entertainment.


Valerie June Wants To Be On Your Mind

June can sing a duel with the Devil, even as her voice tells you she knows she's already triumphed.

The White Mandingos: Music That Defies Definition

Three black musicians — a punk bassist, an LA rapper and a part-time guitarist — took on a name with ugly associations to make music that can't be categorized.

Shine And The Moonbeams: R&B For The Kids

Family music comes in a broad range of styles — folk, rock, punk and even polka. But, compared with its popularity among adults, there have been very few R&B and soul music albums for kids. Enter Shine and the Moonbeams.

'South Texas' Collects Producer's Checkered Career

Huey Meaux wound up in jail twice, but he sure had a knack for finding talent in unlikely places.
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Music, Technology And Discovery

Tech Tuesday explores how technology is changing our listening habits and affecting business of popular music sales sites.


Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Download new music from hip-hop producer (and Kendrick Lamar collaborator) Terrace Martin, Justin Vernon's Volcano Choir project, the upstart Americana band Houndmouth, pop singer Carolyn Malachi and much more.

Trumpeters And Troubadours: New And Old Music From Italy

World music DJ Betto Arcos just got back from an Italian vacation. He joins NPR's Jacki Lyden with some of his favorite musical finds.

Chris Thile Looks Back To Bach

Thile was a prodigy with Nickel Creek at age 8, a founding member and lead vocalist of the Punch Brothers, has won multiple Grammys and is a MacArthur fellow. Now he's taking on the music of Bach for a new album, Sonatas and Partitas.