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Caroline Shaw's Helping 'Hands'

February 24, 2017

Riffing off a Baroque cantata, the Pulitzer-winner creates a beautiful and luminous musical balm.

Popular vs. Cool With Derek Thompson

February 24, 2017

Senior Editor of The Atlantic, Derek Thompson, tells Tricia about his new book Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction. He explains what makes Adele’s Hello and Drake’s Hot Line Bling top charts hits and how Star Wars was almost not famous. Plus, Derek says that popular doesn’t always mean cool, which is great news for nerds everywhere.

Beloved Conductor Of The Minnesota Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Dies

February 21, 2017

The conductor who worked with the Minneapolis symphony for more than 50 years — and brought them to national prominence — died Tuesday at age 93.

'Game Of Thrones' Composer Ramin Djawadi On Melodies That Stick

February 14, 2017

While preparing to take the Game Of Thrones concert experience on the road this spring, Djawadi spoke with NPR's David Greene about his composing process. He says it all starts with a hum.

Leontyne Price At 90: The Voice We Still Love To Talk About

February 10, 2017

Sherrill Milnes calls it "an avalanche of sound." Jessye Norman says it's "a cloud filled with silver." Singers and critics talk about the amazing voice of Leontyne Price on her 90th birthday.

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