The singer at the center of HBO's new melodrama The Idol is awfully familiar. Why do so many film and TV depictions of pop stars fail the same way?
TLC's look, hit songs and 'we-can-battle-with-the-guys' dance moves distinguished the Atlanta trio in the 1990s, but a new documentary proves their impact lives on.
Producers have been saying for years that large Broadway orchestras are not financially feasible. In fact, the issue led to a strike 20 years ago. So why are some shows bringing them back?
Teens in jail in Virginia collaborate with musicians to compose songs, write poetry and find their voices after run-ins with the law.
The movie follows partners in music and life as they battle through breast cancer — while holding onto their sense of the comically absurd
Hip-hop has been many things in its half century of existence, and "suitable for children" probably isn't what immediately comes to mind. But one book challenges that perception.
How young is too young to talk to your kids about rap? For a Louder co-host, the arrival of a Biggie-loving toddler changed everything about how he hears hip-hop — especially women's place within it.
"A work realized this way needed to be able to come home to Atlanta," noted Leatrice Ellzy Wright, a Sr. Director of Programming at the Apollo Theater who also still calls South Fulton home.
"I don’t want it if it's not authentic," Ludacris said. "If it's not organic, then I don't want any parts of it. That's just who I am. And I want to feel like I earned it. And I'm [going to] be honest with y'all — today I feel like I earned it!" (And Ludacris declared that before his Fast X made $320 million worldwide; securing the second-biggest global opening weekend of the year.)
Rico Nasty and her fans know what it's like to be judged for being themselves. For anyone who feels like an outsider, Nasty Mob is a space to forget that alienation.
For decades, the genre has had a stealth mission: promoting public health. It started with Doug E. Fresh's "Stroke Ain't No Joke."
The Icelandic composer talks about the creative forces behind her distinctive music, her presence in the movie Tár and the "dome of energy" that fuels her country's artistic productivity.
Since 2019, Saucy Santana has been a regular presence on the social web, producing several streaming hits. But the very qualities that set him apart threatened to hold him back.
New recordings of old jazz performances at Baltimore's now-closed Famous Ballroom are being released for the first time.
NPR's Daniel Estrin speaks with Daniel Estrin, lead singer of the band representing Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest, and Daniel Estrin, lead guitarist of the Grammy-nominated band Hoobastank.