Handy is the focus of a series of special performances in New York this week exploring his impact as an African-American composer in the early 20th century.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Gary Sullivan, host of the music show "Bodega Pop Live," about some of the tracks he's found crate-digging for CDs and cassettes.
KCRW DJ Anne Litt joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to share tracks by Odetta Hartman, Bedouine, The Japanese House and more.
Funeral services are being held for three of the 11 victims of the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Among the prayers recited will be Kaddish, the traditional Jewish prayer...
The composer and multi-instrumentalist is front and center on his latest album, playing every instrument.
This year marks the 275th anniversary of the birth of Italian cellist and composer Luigi Boccherini, a contemporary of Mozart and Haydn.
KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson with fresh picks from French DJ duo Polo & Pan, Viagra Boys, Diana Gordon and more.
In this week's Here & Now DJ Session, host Jeremy Hobson speaks with WFUV DJ Russ Borris about some of his favorite new jams.
California's capital is home to a growing music scene, DJ Nick Brunner tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson.
Husband and wife Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, as well as a cast of bass players, make up the band Low, which has been performing since 1993.
"The fact is the vocal cords are a muscle, and they're tired," Baez tells Here & Now's Robin Young. The folk singer's "Fare Thee Well" tour will be her last.
Georgetown University students and inmates in the District of Columbia worked together in a college-level music class focusing on incarceration in the U.S.
Here & Now's Robin Young takes a listen to some examples of Franklin's musicianship with Ann Delisi, host of "Essential Music" on WDET.
Johann Strauss II, known as "The Waltz King," helped popularize the waltz and other social dances in 19th-century Europe.
Franklin is lying in honor at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit Tuesday and Wednesday, before her funeral Friday.
Samuel Bernstein did all he could to keep his prodigiously gifted son off the stage.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson tours some of Austin's latest local music favorites with Taylor Wallace, DJ at KUTX.
Franklin brought her powerhouse voice to the nation's capital many times — including some of the most iconic events in the city's recent history.
Here & Now's Lisa Mullins and Robin Young speak with NPR's Eric Deggans about Franklin's life and career.
Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," died Thursday in Detroit after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76.