A legend is gone. Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” died Thursday at age 76 in Detroit from pancreatic cancer. One of the best-selling musical artists of all times, she defined a generation of music with countless hits like “Think”…
By Judy Woodruff, Anne Azzi Davenport
Legendary singer Aretha Franklin died Thursday.
By Mesfin Fekadu, Hillel Italie, Associated Press
Growing up in a family with Chinese, Dutch-Indonesian and Native American ancestry, Kayla Briët says the first medium that really allowed her to express her identity was music. Briët offers her Brief but Spectacular take on storytelling through art, language…
The lost recordings of jazz titan John Coltrane have been rediscovered and shared with the world. Jeffrey Brown visits the jazz great’s recording studio where the mystery began to take a listen to "Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album,"…
By Jeffrey Brown
By Dan Cooney
Comedian Dave Chappelle sat down recently for an interview with the PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about his career in comedy, his four Netflix specials and the boundaries of humor. He also sang this.
By Joshua Barajas
These songs conjure up memories and refuse to take the summer off.
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
In a remote Himalayan community in India, admission to a school set up by a Canadian Jesuit priest meant more than a meal ticket for the children on the lowest rung of the traditional social hierarchy; each student was also…
By Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press
Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday.
Composer and artist Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes wants to make music that makes listeners live differently. Pinderhughes gives his Brief but Spectacular take on his responsibility as an artist.
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