Music

Thistle and Shamrock
10:36 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Thistle And Shamrock: Celtic Piano

Antoni O'Breskey
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Antoni O'Breskey, Micháel Ó Súilleabháin headline an hour of Celtic piano music.

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All Songs Considered
10:27 am
Wed January 23, 2013

New Mix: Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Tegan And Sara, More

Clockwise from upper left: Tegan and Sara, Owen Pallett of Final Fantasy, Alessi's Ark, Fatoumata Diawara
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Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 9:48 am

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All Songs Considered
9:54 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Nick Cave To Kick Off NPR Music's SXSW Showcase

Cat Stevens Courtesy of the artist

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Music Interviews
4:48 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

The New SFJAZZ Center, As Seen By Its Musicians

The interior of the auditorium at the new SFJAZZ Center.
Henrik Kam Courtesy of SFJAZZ

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 12:47 pm

In 1983, buoyed by a $10,000 grant from a city arts fund, a new concert presenter in San Francisco put together a festival called Jazz In The City. Fast-forward 30 years, and that organization — now called SFJAZZ and presenting more than 100 concerts a year — has raised $64 million, largely in private donations, for a new state-of-the-art performance space and permanent home. The SFJAZZ Center held a grand-opening ceremony Monday, and will celebrate Wednesday night with an all-star opening-night concert.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
3:29 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Music, Multivitamins And Other Modern Intelligence Myths

Teacher Denise Severing leads a math lesson at a Head Start school in Woodbourne, New York.
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Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 5:36 pm

Playing Mozart to young children will make them smarter, right?

Probably not. When it comes to media hype and intuitions about intelligence and early childhood, some skepticism is in order. A paper published just this month by John Protzko, Joshua Aronson and Clancy Blair at NYU reviews dozens of studies on a topic likely to be of interest to parents, educators, and policy-makers alike: what, if anything, one can do in the first five years of life to raise a child's intelligence.

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