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The members of The Doors, from left to right: Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek . Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption Music News NPR music articles 2020
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Colette Maze, now 107, began playing the piano at age 5 and defied the social conventions of her day to embrace it as a profession rather than as a pastime. Her son first arranged for her performances to be recorded when she was in her 90s. She has just released her sixth album. Family photo; Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption September 13, 2021 • A founder of the Newport Folk Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival — and perhaps the most important jazz impresario of all time — died Monday.
A portrait of Greek composer and songwriter Mikis Theodorakis, taken in Rome in 1973. Wojtek Laski/Getty Images hide caption A crowd rallying for John Lennon, in a scene from the film Imagine: John Lennon. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption American jazzman Louis Armstrong plays trumpet in his dressing room before a show in 1947 in a New York jazz cabaret. Hurricane Ida destroyed the Karnofsky Shop in New Orleans, which was a formative influence on Armstrong's musical life. Eric Schwab/AFP via Getty Images hide caption August 30, 2021 • Isolated by pandemic last year, violinist Jennifer Koh asked prominent composers to donate tiny pieces, and to nominate fellow up-and-coming composers to receive paid commissions. John Prine on the cover of his 1971 debut album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption September 9, 2021 • The New Zealand singer worked with a team of language experts to re-record five of her new songs in the indigenous Māori language, released just in time for Māori Language Week. September 20, 2021 • Colette Maze, now 107, began playing the piano at age 5. She defied the social conventions of her era to embrace music as a profession rather than as a pastime. She has just released her sixth album. September 21, 2021 • Sarah Dash is best remembered as the singer and co-founder of the all-female singing group Labelle, best known for their 1974 hit "Lady Marmalade." September 1, 2021 • As part of NPR's 50th anniversary, we're looking back at other cultural milestones of 1971. That year The Doors released their final album L.A. Woman — and the band's lead singer Jim Morrison died. "It was one of the most beautiful experiences I've had, to be honest," Jennifer Koh says about creating Alone Together. Jürgen Frank/Shuman Associates hide caption August 26, 2021 • John Coltrane rarely performed the music from A Love Supreme after its release at the end of 1964 – meaning even the most ardent Coltrane-ologists have been unaware of the existence of these tapes. September 9, 2021 • We're celebrating NPR's 50th anniversary by revisiting cultural milestones from 1971. On this day, 51 years ago, John Lennon's album Imagine — along with its utopian title track — was released. September 15, 2021 • Four weeks into testimony in the R&B superstar's New York federal trial, it's often been hard to hear testimony from the women and men he allegedly abused. ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson. Baillie Walsh/Universal Music Group hide caption September 16, 2021 • McEntire and members of her team were checking out a historical building in Atoka, Okla. They got trapped inside after its staircase collapsed and had to be rescued. V , Suga and Jin of BTS at the launch of the U.N. General Assembly's 76th session on Monday. The popular boy band from South Korea sang and spoke. John Angelillo/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption Phil Schaap attends the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame induction ceremony on June 4, 2013 in New York. Brad Barket/Getty Images hide caption Reba McEntire appears at the Country Music Association Awards in 2019. The singer was rescued from a building in Oklahoma this week after a staircase collapsed. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption August 29, 2021 • Perry's brilliant and idiosyncratic career included helping to inspire the sounds of dub and rap as we know them today. August 28, 2021 • Josephine Baker will be reinterred at the Panthéon in Paris 46 years after her death. The famed entertainer will be the first Black woman to receive the honor. Scott Simon reflects on her legacy. September 8, music articles 2020 2021 • Schaap was one of the leading jazz scholars in America and the genre's foremost evangelist. He died at 70, after a long battle with cancer. August 25, 2021 • Now 30 years old, Spencer Elden, the naked baby on Nirvana's iconic cover, is suing the band, the photographer and the record labels that he says profited from the image. Lil Nas X accepts best direction for "Montero " onstage during the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption Sarah Dash performs at A Tribute To Aretha Franklin at City Winery in 2018 in New York City. Bobby Bank/Getty Images hide caption Lee "Scratch" Perry performs in Australia in 2007. Paul Kane/Getty Images hide caption Josephine Baker in uniform circa 1945. Hulton Deutsch/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption Kara Frame/NPR All Songs Considered Join NPR Music's Roséwave Happy Hour September 2, 2021 • Summer's never over if you have roséwave in your heart. Join us Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. ET for an online listening party spun by DJ Cuzzin B, featuring a megamix of roséwave faves for an hour. "Noah's Violin", a giant floating violin by Venetian sculptor Livio De Marchi, journeyed through Venice's Grand Canal on Saturday. De Marchi, who has sent many wooden works into the water, came up with the idea during last year's pandemic lockdown. Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images hide caption John Coltrane, photographed performing at The Penthouse during a run of performances in Seattle, Wash. in 1965. A recording of one, long lost, is now being released as A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle . Chuck Stewart/Courtesy Universal Music Group hide caption George Wein, backstage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in May 2012. Rick Diamond/Getty Images hide caption August 31, 2021 • The Karnofsky Shop was listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its outsized impact on Louis Armstrong's life. The family that lived there encouraged him to pursue music. September 2, 2021 • Greek composer and politician Mikis Theodorakis has died. He was 96 years old. His music for Zorba the Greek was full of joy — but his own story was much more complicated. September 13, 2021 • It was a big night for Olivia Rodrigo, Justin Bieber and Lil Nas X, among others, as MTV's Video Music Awards returned to the stage. September 21, 2021 • The appearance of the popular boy band from South Korea is one of many unexpected moments at the U.N. General Assembly — everything from a U.N. TikTok to a groundbreaking food summit. Lorde performs at Good Morning America 's Summer Concert Series in Central Park on Aug. 20 in New York City. She worked with a team of language experts to re-record five of her new songs in the indigenous Māori language. Arturo Holmes/Getty Images hide caption September 20, 2021 • The wooden vessel is called "Noah's Violin." As it floated through Venice's Grand Canal on Saturday, members of the string quartet on board serenaded viewers with their own instruments. September 16, 2021 • John Prine's self-titled album came out 50 years ago. Bonnie Raitt, Jim Rooney, Fiona Prine and Jody Whelan guest in an online listening party with host Ann Powers on Sept. 23. In this courtroom artist's sketch made from a video screen monitor, R. Kelly and lawyer Thomas Farinella listen during the opening day of his trial on Aug. 18, 2021 in Brooklyn, New York. Elizabeth Williams/AP hide caption Nirvana artifacts and exhibits are seen at the opening of In Bloom: The Nirvana Exhibition, at a London art gallery on Sept. 13, 2011. music articles