Fri February 10, 2012
Weekend Audition

Spotlights on the Grammys!

The late Grammy-winning salsa singer, Celia Cruz
Pablo Herbie Wikimedia Commons

Excitement builds for this Sunday's Grammy Awards Ceremony. To warm up, let's experience three superb nominees performing live in different settings, a true musical teaser!

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Tue February 7, 2012

A Pulpit For The Masses: YouTube, Christians Click

Originally published on Tue February 7, 2012 4:26 pm

Created by liberal Christians, the YouTube video "Tea Party Jesus" is a spoof on conservative politics.


Mon January 30, 2012
The Two-Way

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Originally published on Mon January 30, 2012 4:18 pm

Alyssa the backwards talker.

"Talent, odd it is," Yoda might say.

In one of those quirks we've come to like about the Web, a video called "Alyssa talking backwards. Poteau Oklahoma" that was posted last July is just now beginning to get some viral-style attention. She seems to be quite good at quickly saying — backwards — any word she's given.

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Mon January 23, 2012
Music Interviews

Winter Songs: Tap Dancing To 'Sixteen Tons' On The Hood

In rural Minnesota, listener Veronica Horton made her own fun by dancing to "Tennessee" Ernie Ford's classic song on an old car.
Roman Krochuk

For the past few months, All Things Considered has asked for your memories of music that reminds you of winter.

For listener Veronica Horton of Vermillion, S.D., "Tennessee" Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons" reminds her of dancing in the back of a barn in Minnesota.

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Fri January 20, 2012

Remembering The Music Of The Matriarch Of The Blues

Etta James in 1990, performing in Normandie, France.
Roland Godefroy Creative Commons

Etta James, the legendary singer regarded as the 'Matriarch of the Blues', passed away on Friday, January 20th. She was 73 and leaves behind an incredible legacy of instantly recognizable performances.

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