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Today โ€” November 17th 2018NPR Music

'LillyAnna' Gives Teddy Geiger Space To Express Herself

By Ari Shapiro
teddy<3

The singer-songwriter talks about coming out as transgender and releasing a new album under the moniker teddy

(Image credit: Chantal Anderson/Courtesy of the artist)

  • November 16th 2018 at 22:33
Yesterday โ€” November 16th 2018NPR Music

Guest DJ Arturo O'Farrill: Making Music And A Statement At The Border

By Felix Contreras
Pianist and bandleader Arturo O

The latest album from O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is a collaboration with Mexican son jarocho musicians.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

  • November 16th 2018 at 19:25

Tom Morello On World Cafe

By Stephen Kallao
Tom Morello inside the World Cafe Performance Studio.

The guitar legend talks Bruce Springsteen, Chris Cornell and his new sound on his latest album, The Atlas Underground.

(Image credit: John Evin Groome/WXPN)

  • November 16th 2018 at 19:13

The 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Reward Hip-Shaking, Deep Thinking

By Felix Contreras
Jorge Drexler accepts Song of the Year for

Pop superstar J Balvin started the night with the most nominations. But two of the biggest prizes — for Song and Record of the Year — went to "Telefonia," by venerated troubadour Jorge Drexler.

(Image credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS)

  • November 16th 2018 at 18:27

Boygenius: Tiny Desk Concert

By Bob Boilen
Boygenius performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 9, 2018 (Cameron Pollack/NPR).

Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers are all Tiny Desk alum, but here they play together at NPR for the first time as boygenius, one of this year's best surprises.

(Image credit: Cameron Pollack/NPR)

  • November 16th 2018 at 16:35

Meklit Hadero: How Can We Find Joy In Everyday Sounds?

By NPR/TED Staff
Meklit Hadero on the TED stage.

Meklit Hadero hears joyful music everywhere: in laughter, nature, language, and even the sounds of cooking. She believes her job as a musician is to uncover joy and create music from it.

(Image credit: Ryan Lash/Ryan Lash/TED)

  • November 16th 2018 at 15:20

Missy Mazzoli Is The 21st Century's Gatecrasher Of New Classical Music

By Zoรซ Madonna
Missy Mazzoli performing in New York City in 2012.

Classical music has a gatekeeping problem. Through her label-defying music and commitment to mentorship, Mazzoli is fighting to correct that.

(Image credit: Photo Illustration: Hiroyuki Ito/Getty Images and Angela Hsieh/NPR)

  • November 16th 2018 at 15:01

Viva Las Vegas: Elvis, Adelson Honored With Presidential Medal Of Freedom

By Scott Horsley
President Trump awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to American Football hall-of-famer Alan Page at the White House on Friday.

President Trump awarded the nation's highest civilian honor to seven people Friday, including Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth and GOP megadonor Miriam Adelson.

(Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

  • November 16th 2018 at 11:00

New Music Friday For Nov. 16: 7 Albums You Should Hear Now

By Robin Hilton
Anderson .Paak

This week's list of essential new albums includes one of the year's most anticipated releases – Anderson .Paak's Oxnard, plus Mariah Carey's Caution, a lost Glen Campbell record, and more.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 11:00

Anderson .Paak Gets Political And Satirical: 'America's Turning Into A Big Meme'

By Sidney Madden
"I feel like with this album, I wanted to challenge myself and do other things," Anderson .Paak says.

.Paak's latest album, Oxnard -- especially the song "6 Summers" — plays hopscotch between personal and political issues.

(Image credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

  • November 16th 2018 at 06:03

Listen: Tyler, The Creator's Grinch-Inspired EP Is No Christmas Wrap

By Rodney Carmichael
Tyler, the Creator attends the premiere of "Dr. Seuss

While inspired by his work scoring the new 'Grinch' film, this is no novelty release. Instead, the largely instrumental project feels like bonus songs from last year's Flower Boy.

(Image credit: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images)

  • November 16th 2018 at 06:02

Jacob Banks Doesn't Rush His Music: 'Time Is The Only Currency That Matters To Me'

By Audie Cornish
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The U.K.-based artist talks about his love of cats, writing notes to his younger self through music and his debut album Village.

(Image credit: Grace Rivera/Courtesy of the artist)

  • November 15th 2018 at 22:31
Before yesterdayNPR Music

Roy Clark, 'Hee Haw' Host And Country Music Ambassador, Dies At 85

By Anastasia Tsioulcas
Hee Haw co-hosts Roy Clark (right) and Buck Owens in 1969. Clark died Thursday at the age of 85.

The singer and multi-instrumentalist, known for his fleet guitar work and big smile, began his career as a teenage prodigy and rose to become a regular presence in the living rooms of America.

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  • November 15th 2018 at 21:33

Watch Shame Perform 'Lampoon' Live In The Studio

By Jason Bentley
Watch Shame

British post-punk band Shame released its debut album, Songs of Praise, earlier this year. The band brought a full-throttle performance to the KCRW studio.

(Image credit: Davis Bell/KCRW)

  • November 15th 2018 at 18:21

Amy Helm On Mountain Stage

By Adam Harris
Amy Helm performs on Mountain Stage.

Amy Helm and her band choose to let the music do the talking, delivering a powerful, four-song set packed with musicality, soul and candor.

(Image credit: Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage)

  • November 15th 2018 at 18:15

Trumps Plan To Skip Kennedy Center Honors โ€” Again

By Anastasia Tsioulcas
The Kennedy Center Honors ceremony in 2016. It was the last time a U.S. president — Barack Obama — attended the awards ceremony.

The President and First Lady have announced that, "at this time," they do not intend to be present next month at the prestigious awards ceremony, whose honorees include Lin-Manuel Miranda and Cher.

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  • November 15th 2018 at 17:51

The Lemon Twigs Finds Heart In A Long Island Bar

By Brie Martin
The Lemon Twigs release an audacious new video for "Never In My Arms, Always In My Heart."

In the video for "Never In My Arms, Always In My Heart," the New York band approaches the lives of aging rock fans with pathos and a dash of camp.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

  • November 15th 2018 at 16:05

'Down The Road Wherever,' Mark Knopfler Builds A Village

By Allison Hussey
Some of the figures on Down the Road Wherever seem to want a return to some long-gone glory days, but Mark Knopfler only sketches out the what of their wistful desires, not their why.

Everything about Down the Road Wherever feels warm and inviting; if each song is a miniature room, their display is in a cozy den that also boasts a roaring fire.

(Image credit: Derek Hudson/Courtesy of the artist)

  • November 15th 2018 at 15:32

Amos Lee Wraps Himself Around Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' With Pensive Beauty

By Bruce Warren
Amos Lee

The Philadelphia singer-songwriter's cover of the 1971 classic is featured on his latest album, My New Moon Deluxe Edition.

(Image credit: Brantley Gutierrez/Courtesy of the artist)

  • November 15th 2018 at 14:02

Anderson .Paak Comes Home: 'This Is What We Dreamed Of'

By David Greene
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The singer-songwriter-rapper-drummer is one of music's most venerable Renaissance men. .Paak discusses his early struggles, building confidence and his latest album, Oxnard, with David Greene.

(Image credit: Israel Ramos/Courtesy of the artist)

  • November 15th 2018 at 13:00
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