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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
6:44 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Linda Ronstadt On Piano Jazz

Linda Ronstadt at the 19th Annual Bridge School Benefit in 2005.
Tim Mosenfelder Getty Images

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 4:19 pm

On this episode, Piano Jazz presents a special session with legendary vocalist Linda Ronstadt and pianist-arranger Alan Broadbent, recorded live at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Mass.

Ronstadt was born July 15, 1946, outside Tuscon, Arizona. She recalls that her family was always singing and playing music together, though none were professional musicians.

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Song Travels
6:44 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Catherine Russell On 'Song Travels'

Catherine Russell.
Stefan Falke Courtesy of the artist.

Originally published on Fri October 11, 2013 3:18 pm

As a child, singer Catherine Russell bounced on the knee of Louis Armstrong. Her father, Luis Russell, held the position of musical director for Armstrong, and her mother, Carline Ray, was trained at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music. It was only natural that Russell would choose a musical path for her own life.

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The Record
6:43 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Atoms For Peace Doing It Live, Sort Of

Courtesy of Nasty Little Man

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 7:34 pm

"We went to Flea's house and played pool all night and listened to Fela Kuti and it was like, this is good," Thom Yorke told All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen in an interview with Atoms For Peace – a super-group that includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist as well as long-time Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, drummer

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Movie Reviews
6:43 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

'Ginger & Rosa': Life And Times In Cold War London

Rosa (Alice Englert) and her sometime best friend Ginger (Elle Fanning) are nearly torn apart by the political and social changes of the 1960s.
Nicola Dove A24

Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 7:19 pm

Two young actresses with substantial Hollywood pedigrees have the title roles in the new film Ginger & Rosa. Ginger is played by Dakota Fanning's sister, Elle, who at 14 already has more than 30 movie credits. Rosa is played by Alice Englert, daughter of Oscar-winning writer-director Jane Campion and star of last month's Beautiful Creatures. Both actresses get a chance to stretch in Ginger & Rosa.

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NPR Ombudsman
6:43 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Just Tell Me When It's Over: Play-By-Play Coverage In Selecting The New Pope

Jorge Mario Bergoglio attends his first Mass with cardinals as Pope Francis in the Sistine Chapel on March 14, 2013 in Vatican City.
Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 12, 2013 2:46 pm

After the last month, many of us understandably are pope-ed out.

"It feels like NPR now stands for National Papal Radio. I am exhausted by the coverage of the pope," wrote Sean O'Brien of Charlottesville, Va., one of the more than 200 people who sent messages of complaint.

"I have found myself turning off the radio rather than listen to yet another story about the selection of the next pope, what they wear, who makes their clothes, what the last Pope thought, why he resigned, yada, yada, yada," Paula Szabo from Ormond Beach, Fl., wrote.

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SXSW: Live From Austin
6:42 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Live In Concert: SXSW 2013

The New York trio performed their new single "Sacrilege" for the first time in front of an audience.
Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 3:59 pm

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O pulls off one of the trickiest maneuvers in rock 'n' roll: the ability to appear utterly bonkers on stage while remaining in control of every chaotic outburst. The woman knows how to make an entrance, too: She emerged on stage at Stubb's in Austin — for the band's sole appearance at SXSW 2013 — clad in canary yellow, sporting a sparkly fez, giant eyeglasses, and a glittering scarf.

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SXSW: Live From Austin
6:41 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Live In Concert: SXSW 2013

Nick Cave performs at Stubb's Bar-B-Q as part of NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase.
Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 2:44 pm

It began, appropriately enough, with a plea for darkness. Nick Cave may have opened his SXSW set in the twilight hours, but if anyone could will the night into being, it's the black-clad Australian star.

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All Songs Considered
6:34 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

SXSW 2013: Day Three In Photos

Ecstatic Cafe Tacvba fans at Alt.Latino's SXSW showcase at Auditorium Shores.
Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 2:02 pm

¡Viva! Alt.Latino presented a killer showcase from Auditorium Shores with Cafe Tacvba and Bajofondo on Thursday.

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Deceptive Cadence
6:33 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Marches Madness: Beware Friday The 15th!

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 2:02 pm

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The Two-Way
5:56 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Cyprus President Tries To Calm Public After Anger Over Bailout Deal

People queue to use an ATM outside of a Laiki Bank branch in Larnaca, Cyprus, on Saturday. Many rushed to cooperative banks after learning that the terms of a bailout deal with international lenders includes a one-time levy on bank deposits.
Petros Karadjias AP

There's news from Cyprus that could have broader implications for Europe when the eurozone's banks open Monday.

It comes a day after officials from the eurozone and the International Monetary Fund signed off on a $13 billion bailout for Cyprus. The money was needed because Cyprus' banks lost 4.5 billion euros on their Greek bond holdings, which were written down last year after Greece's second bailout.

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