And the Latin Grammy for best immigration reform plan goes to ... Barack Obama! The Latin Grammys, held on Thursday night in Las Vegas, delayed the start of the show for the announcement of new executive actions on immigration, and then cheered the new rules for the rest of the night.
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" raised millions of dollars to fight famine in Ethiopia in the 1980s. Now the song is coming back with a new group of stars and new lyrics to try and do the same for the Ebola epidemic.
Before he achieved crossover fame on the 1960s TV show 'Hee Haw', musician Buck Owens helped pioneer a new kind of country music: the so-called Bakersfield sound.His Carnegie Hall concert was a milestone for Owens and for country music.
Camelia La Texana is a tragic, mythical figure made famous by a smash hit song from the 1970s. But many Mexicans, aided by the media, still believe that Camelia and her story are real. Gabriela Ortiz tried to find out why — by writing an opera.
Morteza Pashaei was only 30 years old when he died of pancreatic cancer on Friday. The news of his death sent thousands of Iranians into the street to pay tribute to the pop singer, who was a huge star among his country's young people.
Spanish-language radio stations aren’t new on the coasts, and they’ve gradually been cropping up in the American heartland, too. La Mega, in Cleveland, is the latest offering; one station playing the pop hits from all over Central America and the Caribbean.
Ceci Bastida has made music in Mexico and the US, and her latest work is something of a heads-up to both. It focuses on the violence — gun violence, mass shootings — that are too common in both countries. But not all of her songs are quite that dark.
What do you do after you've danced on treadmills and filmed with huge contraptions to create viral hits? Bust out a drone and some unicycles and make another one. That's what Chicago band OK Go did, and the results are stunning.
During the summer of 1991, Peter Gabriel hatched an idea for a new project for his label, Real World Records — one week of free-wheeling collaboration between international musicians. The result was something called Big Blue Ball, and the concept encapsulates Real World's overarching mission — to transcend divisions through music.
Kate Bush fans from around the globe have picked a pub near the Hammersmith Apollo as a central meeting place. It's become a place to gather and share the excitement before catching one of the singer's sold-out shows, her first in 35 years.
There are a number of amateur and semi-professional Christian/Gospel rock bands in Pakistan. Among them is Hallelujah, which has parlayed its mix of rock and Christian themes into a little bit of mainstream attention.
Folk music was popular in the 1970s in Uruguay, but has been on the wane for decades. Now three singers are re-imagining it and making it cool. And they're bringing their tunes to the popular SXSW music festival.
Anchor Marco Werman tells us about the Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas. During the 1980's, Compass Point was THE place to record for top musicians like the Rolling Stones, Dire Straits and the Talking Heads.