Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 5:21 pm
In March, country music star Jason Aldean is playing Madison Square Garden. Tickets sold out in 10 minutes. Fans want to hear his latest No. 1 song, "Take a Little Ride."
Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 2:38 pm
In the mid-1990s, odds are you turned the radio on one time or another and heard Lisa Loeb's "Stay (I Missed You)," her platinum-selling No. 1 hit song.
The singer-songwriter revisits that same decade on a new track called "The 90's," from her latest album, No Fairy Tale, her first adult album since 2004's The Way It Really Is.
Loeb tells Rachel Martin, host of Weekend Edition Sunday, that being a female singer-songwriter in the '90s was difficult.
Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 9:06 am
Kris Kristofferson writes the kind of songs that people love to sing: songs like "Help Me Make It Through The Night," from 1970. Jerry Lee Lewis recorded a version, as did Joan Baez — and even Elvis.
Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 2:49 pm
In Afghanistan, there was no sound of music when the Taliban ruled from 1996 to 2001. The Islamist militants destroyed music CDs and instruments and even jailed musicians.
Today, there are music schools and young Afghans playing in public. And, this weekend, 48 Afghan boys and girls are traveling to the U.S. to perform at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.
Originally published on Sat February 2, 2013 5:41 pm
The New York Times doesn't mince words when it writes, "Wayne Shorter is generally acknowledged to be jazz's greatest living composer."