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Dan Tyminski On Mixing Electronic Dance And 'Southern Gothic'

Dan Tyminski might have one of the most recognizable voices in acoustic music. He grew up in southern Vermont, fixated on traditional bluegrass and old country. While his friends were buying Def Leppard and AC/DC records, he was playing banjo.<p>"I love rock and roll," he says. "I love heavy …

The Art Ensemble of Chicago Celebrates 50 Years Of Channeling And Challenging History

Famoudou Don Moye was in his early 20s, an expatriate jazz drummer working in Paris, when he got the invitation to join the Art Ensemble of Chicago. With it came a friendly admonition, from the group's trumpeter and most inveterate trickster, Lester Bowie.<p>"Lester told me: 'Don't even mess with this …

Shocking Omissions: Joan Armatrading's 'Walk Under Ladders'

<i>This essay is one in a series celebrating deserving artists or albums not included on NPR Music's list of 150 Greatest Albums By Women.</i><p>In <i>Rolling Stone</i> in 1999, Melissa Etheridge described <i>Walk Under Ladders --</i>singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading's seventh studio album — as "the best produced huge …

Harvard and MIT teamed up for this open-source online education platform

<i>This post is brought to you by EdX.</i><p>It’s often said that the internet makes it possible for anyone to get educated on any subject. But just as in offline modes of education, the many models of online teaching and learning are far from perfect, with plenty of room for improvement and innovation.<p>A …

This Futuristic Maglev Pod Transit System Will Soon Be a Reality

The still-speculative Hyperloop and the slightly more imminent self-driving car have dominated conversations about the future of transit lately, but …

Dash Radio wants to bring FM radio into the modern age

The online radio service has gained over 1 million listeners while in beta<p>Despite the proliferation of streaming music, somehow radio is still thriving: 91 percent of Americans still listen to old-fashioned AM/FM terrestrial radio. With those kinds of numbers, it’s no surprise that Dash Radio, an …