Rapper Megan Thee Stallion Says She Was Shot On Sunday

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July 15, 20204:30 PM ETRapper Megan Thee Stallion, performing in Miami in January. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images toggle captionFrazer Harrison/Getty ImagesRapper Megan Thee Stallion, performing in Miami in January.Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesPopular rapper and singer Megan Thee Stallion said on Wednesday that she had been shot during an incident that took place in the Hollywood Hills early…

Diana Gordon: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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July 15, 20205:00 AM ETThe Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.Considering how many of us have rearranged our lives…

Lianne La Havas Will Join NPR Music’s Listening Party For ‘Lianne La Havas’

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Join us Friday, 2 p.m. ET July 15, 20206:00 AM ET YouTubeThis Friday at 2 p.m. ET, join us for an online listening party for Lianne La Havas' self-titled new album, hosted by World Cafe's Raina Douris and featuring a live conversation with NPR Music's Suraya Mohamed and Lianne La Havas herself.You can RSVP via…

Playing Music Together Online Is Not As Simple As It Seems

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NPR YouTubeHere's a seemingly simple question: Can musicians in quarantine play music together over an Internet connection? We've migrated birthday parties, happy hours and church services to video calls these days, so couldn't we do the same with band practice? Across ubiquitous video conferencing tools like Zoom, FaceTime and Skype, it takes time for audio…

At U.K. Care Home, Residents Brilliantly Re-Create Iconic Album Covers On Twitter

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July 13, 20204:56 PM ETResidents at the Sydmar Lodge Care Home in Edgeware, England, have been in lockdown for four months.As activities manager at the home, Robert Speker wanted to keep spirits up while visitors and outside entertainment aren't permitted.Thus, a brilliant project was born: re-creating classic album covers with residents cast as the rock…

Benny Sings: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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July 14, 20205:00 AM ETThe Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.I've never come across a moderate Benny Sings fan.…

Start Here: Your Guide To Getting Into K-Pop

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A song by the K-pop group BTS, shown here performing during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, is included in our starter kit. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp toggle captionKevin Winter/Getty Images for dcpA song by the K-pop group BTS, shown here performing during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, is included in our starter kit.Kevin Winter/Getty…

Korean Pop, Away From The Hit Factories

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K-pop has become with synonymous with pop from Korea — you may not be surprised to hear that there's far more to it than that. bulentgultek/Getty Images toggle captionbulentgultek/Getty ImagesK-pop has become with synonymous with pop from Korea — you may not be surprised to hear that there's far more to it than that.bulentgultek/Getty ImagesLeenalchi's…

Tom Misch And Yussef Dayes: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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July 13, 202010:00 AM ETThe Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.Producer/guitarist Tom Misch and drummer Yussef Dayes released a…

Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire Mixes The Playful And Solemn On A New Album

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The Bay Area trumpet player broke out in jazz over a decade ago. A new album by his quartet, on the tender spot of every calloused moment, shows just how pretty Akinmusire can play.TERRY GROSS, HOST:This is FRESH AIR. Our jazz critic Kevin Whitehead has a review of trumpet player Ambrose Akinmusire's new album with…