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By Geoff Bennett, Maea Lenei Buhre, Juliet Fuisz, Claire Mufson
While some Ukrainians are fighting on the frontlines in the war against Russia others have taken a different approach. Ukrainian folk group DakhaBrakha is using a multi-city tour of the U.S. to raise awareness of their war-torn homeland and fight…
By Mike Cerre
How does a musical artist develop a unique style? There’s talent, hard work and also inspiration. At the age of 26, guitarist Yasmin Williams is combining those key ingredients to create a sound that's wholly her own. Special correspondent Tom…
By Tom Casciato
Jeffrey Brown reports on musician Richard Antoine White’s unlikely journey from the streets of Baltimore, Maryland, to concert halls around the globe — thanks to his mastery of the tuba. This story is part of our arts and culture series,…
By PBS NewsHour
Irving Berlin has no place in American music; he is American music,” legendary composer Jerome Kern once wrote. Yet for his final 25 years, Berlin led a rather reclusive existence.
By Dr. Howard Markel
In today’s socially mediated 24/7 news cycle, it is difficult to imagine just how taboo the topic of prescription opiate addiction was back then, let alone how much courage it took for Levant to bring it to such national prominence.
By Jeffrey Brown, Courtney Norris
As with many things this past year, the typical live music scene was silenced. But there were creative attempts to provide entertainment breaking out all over, and recording artists put out new music that offered a wide range of options.
By Jeffrey Brown, Gretchen Frazee
As the election approaches, the country feels culturally and politically divided. Some of the starkest differences are between rural and urban areas. Now, a singer-songwriter from Western Kentucky is hoping her music can help Americans to find some common ground.
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
We look to the arts for entertainment, comfort and pleasure -- but they are also an economic engine. According to government analysis, art accounts for almost $900 billion of GDP and over five million jobs. Now, many of these people…
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