Luis Diaz owns a bar in Barcelona, where he's appealing to a specific clientele. Upstairs, once a week, he turns his bar into a Copla club -- a place where people nostalgic for a bygone era can gather and appreciate a long-ago departed musical style.
Understanding complex data is something scientist do every day. But when it comes to taking that data and conveying it to average people, it can be a bit more tricky. Peter Larsen, a biologist, decided to take that data and turn it into song.
The Russian band Pussy Riot ignited a storm of controversy for its protest performance in a Russian cathedral. Arrested and eventually convicted, a trio of band members were sentenced to two year in prison. But Wednesday, a Russian court suspended the sentence of one woman.
You may or may not recognize the band Thin Lizzy, but you probably recognize their song "The Boys are Back in Town." The lead singer of the band, Phil Lynott, died more than 25 years ago, but now his mom is speaking about the singer's early years.
Monty Norman composed the theme song for the James Bond song, but it didn't come out of nowhere. Norman had put the song together for an opera that never happened. With a few tweaks and a bit of Sean Connery, the bond theme song was born.
Everything old is new, and everything new is old in the world of steampunk. The celebrants of Victorian culture bolted onto modern society will gather for a music festival in San Francisco this weekend and at a conference in Seattle later this month.
From acting in Pretty in Pink to starring in St. Elmo's Fire to writing travelogues for National Geographic and The New York Times, Andrew McCarthy's career has been broad. He's had highs and lows, and his new book documents that journey.
Philip Glass could have been on the downhill portion of his career when he became famous. The man who created a four-and-a-half hour opera that many people couldn't follow broke out in a big way and has become one of the most influential composers in the United States.
When Angola was still a colony of Portugal, dance clubs in Angola produced a kind of distinct music that took fire and eventually took Portugal by storm. Now, a new band of Portugese and Angolans is taking that old kuduro sound and turning it into new music.
You might recognize The Heavy by name, but you almost certainly recognize their music. Take their hit song 'How You Like Me Now,' which has been featured in Super Bowl ads, on TV and in Obama campaign appearances. But as all-American as those things are, the band is distinctly British — the latest Brit group to build on American Southern music.