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Credit: Courtesy of NASA, 1969  Photo Caption: Left to right, Neil Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot.

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In a Family Filled With Musicians, A Young Pianist Finds Her Voice

August 7, 2019

Isata Kanneh-Mason, one of seven siblings in a British family bursting with promising music careers, showcases the long-overlooked music of Clara Schumann on her debut.

Why Felix Mendelssohn's 'Symphony No. 4' Is Known As The 'Italian' Symphony

July 24, 2019

We revisit host Robin Young's conversation with musical blogger Fran Hoepfner about Mendelssohn's "Symphony No. 4."

'Rigoletto' In Vegas And The Pleasures Of The Metropolitan Opera

July 17, 2019

A recent Pop Culture Happy Hour trip to New York took the team to see Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera. A jester in a rat pack? We saw it.

Video Of An Uber Driver In South Africa Singing Opera Goes Viral

July 13, 2019

Menzi Mngoma is hoping that the exposure will help him further his dream of becoming an international singing sensation who doesn't have to drive for Uber.

How Birdsong Has Long Inspired Classical Music

July 12, 2019

Did you know the cuckoo bird shaped pieces by famous composers like Handel, Beethoven and Mahler?

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August 23
1936
"The Godfather of Go-Go," Chuck Brown is born. By the 1970s he is the undisputed king of D.C.'s homegrown musical genre, which blends funk, R&B and soul.
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