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Kennedy Center honors creative excellence in the arts at annual gala

Kennedy Center honors creative excellence in the arts at annual gala

  This year’s Kennedy Center honorees Joni Mitchell, Bette Mider, Berry Gordy, Lorne Michaels and Justino Díaz were celebrated this weekend with a reception at The White House, a medallion ceremony at The Library of Congress and a splashy, black-tie event at the performing arts center’s Opera House. The tributes and performances were filmed for a special…

Watch Neffy’s Tiny Desk Concert

Watch Neffy’s Tiny Desk Concert

Neffy is the 2021 winner of NPR Music’s recent Tiny Desk Contest and the first artist to perform at the actual ‘tiny desk’ since the pandemic.

These Are The Mujeres Taking Over This Week’s ‘El Tiny’ Concerts

These Are The Mujeres Taking Over This Week’s ‘El Tiny’ Concerts

Female artists from Venezuela, Mexico and Cuba are taking over the “El Tiny” Tiny Desk series as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The artists also span different genres in the music industry. Silvana Estrada is based out of Mexico City but was raised in Veracruz. There, she grew up listening to Latin American folklore, son…

Listen To New Music Inspired By Karate’s Olympic Debut

Listen To New Music Inspired By Karate’s Olympic Debut

 KATA: Cimatica Remota from Gene Coleman on Vimeo. Story by Neda Ulaby, NPR Composer Gene Coleman, a Guggenheim-winning luminary in the worlds of experimental film and avant-garde music, is more the type to show up for a residency at a prestigious music festival rather than at the Olympics. “I’m not a big sports person,” he confesses. But Coleman grew up…