8/6/2013 8:35 AM
| EYDER PERALTA
George Duke, the legendary jazz keyboardist, died on Monday, his publicist tells NPR.
Duke's career spanned five decades and he always straddled the line between disparate genres, collaborating with artists such as Miles Davis, Barry Manilow, Frank Zappa, George Clinton and some of Brazil's top musicians.
8/1/2013 9:13 AM
| Stephen Thompson
Concertgoers at Webster Hall in New York City during a show by M83 on Nov. 22, 2011.
We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the helpful $40-a-pop reminders not to speed on North Capitol Street is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives. This week: a discussion of cellphone recordings at concerts.
7/27/2013 8:30 AM
| Scott Neuman
J.J. Cale, whose songs became hits for the likes of Eric Clapton and Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died at age 74 from a heart attack, his management agency's website announced.
Cale died at about 8:00 p.m. Friday at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., the Rosebud agency said Saturday.
6/15/2013 7:55 AM
| Scott Horsley
White House economic adviser Alan Krueger took some ribbing from his boss this week. President Obama noted that Krueger will soon be leaving Washington to go back to his old job, teaching economics at Princeton.