Music

4:23am

Sat June 23, 2012
The Record

A Summer With Fun.

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 10:26 am

Nate Ruess before fun.'s show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on Friday.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Fun. is in the middle of quite a run. For six weeks this spring, the band had the No. 1 song in the country with "We Are Young," an anthemic pledge of drunken solidarity that has appeared in countless commercials and TV shows, and dominated radio playlists and sales charts since March (it's still in the top five).

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2:02pm

Fri June 22, 2012
The Record

Richard Adler, Broadway Composer And Lyricist, Dies

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 4:11 pm

Celebrated composer and lyricist Richard Adler has died at the age of 90.
Bob Gomel Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

9:46am

Fri June 22, 2012
The Record

In New Orleans, A Buffet Of Great Music

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:39 pm

Glen David Andrews, the New Orleans trombonist and singer and regular on HBO's Treme, surfs the crowd at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Douglas Mason Getty Images

2:54pm

Thu June 21, 2012
The Record

He'll Retune Your Living Room

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 4:11 pm

Tomasz Zajaczkowski iStockphoto.com

Want better sound from your home music system? Electrical engineering professor Chris Kyriakakis says it might not be your stereo components that are the problem — it might be your home.

Kyriakakis, who is the principal investigator at the Immersive Audio Lab at the University of Southern California, has spent years figuring out how to make the experience of listening to recorded sound as close to what you hear in a live performance as possible.

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12:28pm

Thu June 21, 2012
Mom And Dad's Record Collection

Santigold: 'Blown Away' By Fela Kuti

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 2:30 pm

Santigold's latest album, Master of My Make-Believe, came out in April.
Sean Thomas

All Things Considered continues its "Mom and Dad's Record Collection" series with singer Santi White, who's best known by her stage name, Santigold.

White says her father steered her artistic development by introducing her to the music of Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti at a young age.

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