Tiny Desk Concerts
10:50 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Yann Tiersen: Tiny Desk Concert

Doriane Raiman NPR

Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 5:25 pm

French singer, multi-instrumentalist and film composer Yann Tiersen isn't massively well-known, but he did craft the score for the beloved 2001 film Amelie, about which virtually everything is held in massively high regard. Since then, Tiersen has built a name for himself as a solo artist who gently stretches the boundaries of pop music.

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The Two-Way
9:34 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Let's Remember Robin Gibb By Saying It: Bee Gees' Disco Years Were Great

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees during a concert in the late '70s.
A&M Records Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 10:13 am

  • Elizabeth Blair on 'Morning Edition'

As NPR's Elizabeth Blair said on Morning Edition in her report about the death of singer Robin Gibb:

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Deceptive Cadence
8:57 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Come Sing In A Philip Glass World Premiere — In Times Square!

Composer Philip Glass.
Barron Claiborne courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 2:31 pm

Ever dream of participating in a world premiere of music by one of the world's most widely beloved and celebrated composers? Here's your big chance.

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Song Of The Day
6:03 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Deep Sea Diver: Density And Depth

Deep Sea Diver.
Matthew B. Wignall

Jessica Dobson plays guitar in the newest incarnation of The Shins, James Mercer's well-known outlet for supremely precious, sweetly self-effacing indie-pop. With her band Deep Sea Diver and its first album History Speaks, Dobson assembles a complex, precisely arranged and lyrically pensive suite of songs about heartbreak and yearning. The result is no less fun or toe-tappable than the product of her more famous day job, but it also achieves tremendous density and depth in its own right.

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6:07 pm
Sun May 20, 2012

Bee Gee Robin Gibb Dies Of Cancer At 62

Robin Gibb performs at the Dubai International Jazz Festival in 2008.
Tracy Brand AP

Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 7:35 am

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees has died.

Gibb died Sunday after a long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery, according to a statement on his official website.

"The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time," the statement said.

Robin and his brothers Barry and Maurice Gibb racked up dozens of hit songs in their five decade career. Robin Gibb, who had cancer, was 62.

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