Bluegrass covers of pop and rock music abound abound. But none have quite the back story of The Henhouse Prowlers' version of "Chop My Money,"a cover of a Nigerian hip-hop mega-hit that created a frenzy in the country when the band toured there this summer.
British singer Kate Bush opened her 22-concert residency at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on Tuesday night. It's her return to the stage after a 35 year absence, and fans from around the globe — including The World's show director — will come to London to catch a show.
At 40, Rufus Wainwright is a solo artist, an opera composer and a survivor of legendary and very public familial dysfunction. Now he's released a new album of his best-known songs and is hard at work on a second opera — not to mention navigating fatherhood.
Every August, patrons flock to The Elvis Inn to celebrate the life of Elvis Presley. This year, with attention focused on the war between Israel and Hamas, organizers wondered whether anyone would show up. But come they did.
A blind 10-year-old boy from Quebec named Félix has become a YouTube sensation for his take on a B.B. King classic. And counselors at his summer camp for blind children say he's helping inspire other kids to have more confidence in themselves.
It's hard to be cool when you play the accordion. But after thirty years of creating parodies of popular hits, "Weird Al" Yankovic hit a whole new level of cool with his new album — a number one spot on the Billboard chart.
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.
Famed Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci detailed a design for a new instrument in his Codex Altanticus. But it never moved beyond his sketchbook. Now, more than 500 years later Polish pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki has built and played the inventor's viola organista.
In April of 1958, shortly after winning first place in the American Accordion Association's National Championship, Lipovac traveled to Hollywood to appear on ABC's music variety program, the Lawrence Welk show.
The Beat Making Lab's trip to Ethiopia was about more than helping people make music. It was about using music to help understand the health issues on the minds of people in Addis Ababa and elsewhere in Ethiopia.
Fans of the Yellow Dogs are distraught over the murder of two of the band's members. The band made the leap from underground gigs in Tehran to performances in New York. One fan from their early days in Iran remembers their beginnings and their happiness in being rock stars in the US.
An album released by a Venezuelan band nearly a year ago is inspiring the growing protests in Venezuela. The group's lyrics seem to capture both the despair amidst the country's high crime, rising inflation and troubled economy and the hope for change.
A New Delhi ska band, the Ska Vengers, has covered the '60s and '70s hit "Message to You, Rudy" and turned it into a political message that blasts the frontrunner in India's month-long elections, Narendra Modi.
South African music is famous for its fusion of Western and indigenous sounds. A group of South African classical composers are taking inspiration from a native sound. Anders Kelto has this report from Cape Town.