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2:35 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Patty Griffin's Tiny Desk Concert

Entertainment
1:39 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Classical music festivals

Classical music in red rock country at the Moab Music Festival.
Credit Richard Bowditch/Moab Music Festival

As you make vacation plans, there are a variety of classical music festivals to consider as your destination point this summer. NPR has compiled a list of festivals throughout the country, including Utah's own Moab Music Festival (August 29 to September 9, 2013).

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10:45 am
Thu June 20, 2013

New jazz album by Cécile McLorin Salvant

Credit Cécile McLorin Salvant / Fresh Air

Fresh Air's jazz music critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the new album by 23-year-old jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant, winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk vocal competition. Salvant's debut album, WomanChild, is making a big splash.

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Entertainment
3:18 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

NPR Music Radio

Credit All Songs 24/7

Bust out your mobile device and prepare to be entertained 24/7 with these music streams curated by NPR Music. Classical, global beats, jazz, Latin, Celtic, indie, new music...itching for some American roots? There's a stream for that!

Entertainment
10:35 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Aoife O'Donovan tours with Garrison Keillor

A Prairie Home Companion's Garrison Keillor swings by Salt Lake City this summer for his Radio Romance Tour. Garrison's bringing his friends from Lake Wobegon, including The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. Singer/songwriter Aoife O'Donovan is the musical guest - she plays "Red & White & Blue & Gold" here for Folk Alley.

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10:06 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Western classical music in Turkey

Gokcen Gezer is a music teacher at the Diyarbakir Anadolu Fine Arts School.
Credit Jodi Hilton

As Turks continue to debate whether their country belongs to the west or east, western-based classical music falls into a grey area. Matthew Brunwasser reports for The World on a Turkish school that's made investments to popularize the genre.

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Entertainment
12:13 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

"Three Little Birds" remix

As remixed by Stephen Marley (son of Bob and Rita Marley) and featured on WXPN.

Entertainment
10:20 am
Mon June 17, 2013

New music from Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples' album One True Vine is released 06/25/13
Credit Chris Strong/Mavis Staples

Gospel and R&B legend Mavis Staples has topped the music charts for seven decades. And with a new album launching next week, Staples is poised to garner widespread recognition from loyal fans and newcomers alike. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy returns to produce and play nearly every instrument on Staples' new album, One True Vine. NPR Music brings you Holy Ghost, Sow Good Seeds, and other tracks before the album's launched on June 25, 2013.

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Entertainment
12:19 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Utah Arts Festival music headliners

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The Utah Arts Festival has become a hallmark of summer in the Beehive State. And with this year's music line-up, you'll want to strategize so that you won't miss a beat. Check out Ghanaian drummers African Showboyz, shovel-guitar-wielding-surrealist-folk-superhero Shovelman and Drive By Truckers' Jason Isbell. The Utah Arts Festival happens June 20-23, 2013 at Library Square in Salt Lake City.

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Entertainment
12:19 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

NPR Music's favorite albums of 2013 (so far)

NPR Music's Favorite Albums of the Year (So Far)
Credit NPR

Can you believe we're almost halfway through 2013? NPR Music has compiled some of their favorite sounds of the year. From jazz, blues and hip hop to classical, Brit-pop and country - check out NPR's picks for the soundtrack to your summer.

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Entertainment
1:30 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

The National: Tiny Desk Concert

The National perform four acoustic songs from their new album, Trouble Will Find Me, as part of NPR's Tiny Desk concert series. Don't miss The National play live in Salt Lake City on August 1, 2013 at Pioneer Park - ticket details and more information here.

Entertainment
11:48 am
Mon June 10, 2013

We're in the money...

Ever noticed that Marketplace plays the best music? In show promos, in the segues between pieces, and of course when the stock market's doing well, Marketplace producers clearly know how to set a mood. The next time you find yourself humming to a tune in between segments, visit Marketplace.org for a complete playlist. In the meantime, enjoy Keyboard Cat, as featured in the June 7, 2013 episode.

Entertainment
11:31 am
Thu June 6, 2013

The Late Ray Manzarek's Global Influence

The World's Marco Werman looks at the influence of legendary Doors keyboard player, Ray Manzarek. Manzarek died last month, leaving a legacy of inspiration for musicians from Togo, West Africa to Havana, Cuba.

Entertainment
10:54 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Vampire Weekend live

Missed Vampire Weekend's launch of Red Butte Garden's Outdoor Concert Series? Watch them bust out a 12-song set for KCRW and a small audience at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica. Vampire Weekend's new album is called Modern Vampires of the City.

Entertainment
6:43 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

2013 Twilight Concert Series Announced by Salt Lake City Arts Council

Erykah Badu performing at the Twilight Concert Series August 8th
Credit Courtesy photo: Salt Lake City Arts Council

With performers like Flaming Lips, Belle and Sebastian and Grizzly Bear coming to the Twilight Concert series, the Salt Lake City Arts Council expects another banner year for the series. Casey Jarman  is the series director. He says schedule challenges make it rare for him to be able to land the good bands on the first try.

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