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On Friday's Week In The News roundtable, we dedicated some of the hour to honoring the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin, who passed away Thursday at the age of 76.
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.
As On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik prepare to take over, we decided to survey our shows from the summer so far and pull out some our favorites.
Plus, Fisherman’s Feast, 108-year-old North End tradition, and a film series at the MFA featuring only strong female leads.
The performance is meant to move you, but also unsettle you. And the story of some of these whales is alarming.
Weezer's rendition of Africa, which as a very unique origin story, has been all over pop radio stations this summer. But, in our opinion, it's just not a very good...
The pop singer-songwriter talks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about his new album "Know," and a letter he wrote to the LGBT community in honor of Pride Month.
Bad Bunny serves as a messy case study of a rapper attempting to reinvent masculinity outside of homophobia -- however clumsily and problematically -- in a genre steeped in machismo.
YouTuber and comedian Joanna Hausmann stars in a Venezuelan folktale about an enterprising young girl and her quest to free the sun.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Georges Collinet, DJ and host of the syndicated radio series Afropop Worldwide, about some of the diverse rhythms across Africa.
The Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir was a surprise success in the 1980s, but fell on hard times after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Celebrating 20 years of the groundbreaking album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."
When people think electronic music, cities like New York and Las Vegas spring to mind. But in Philadelphia, a tight-knit scene has been emerging for years.
The musician explores transgender dysphoria and mental health in their latest release, "Colors."
Critic-at-large Ed Siegel didn't venture to the Berkshires for the first 40 years of his life. But once he did, he couldn't stay away. Here are his favorite things to...
Andrea Kalyn spent the last 14 years at Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio as an associate dean and then dean.
Greed. Deception. Adorable baby cows. Billy Porter ("Pose") and Joshua Boone ("Seven Seconds") star in this East African folktale that asks: "is honesty always the best policy?"
Byrne -- who has trafficked in irony a fair amount as a solo artist and as lead singer-songwriter-guitarist with his seminal new wave band Talking Heads -- is well aware...