Music

Science tries to understand what gives a piano its voice

Each piano sounds different, based on the wood its made of, the way its strung, even the "heaviness" of its hammers. Scientists at NYU want to understand those minute differences, and where different sounds come from in a piano. So they've started an incredible recording project.

Arts, Culture & Media

Rickie Lee Jones

Three decades after her debut, Rickie Lee Jones says her new album, Balm in Gilead, saved her life by helping her get over a tough breakup. It's also helping her audiences. She told Kurt, "When the tour started, people were weeping, but by the end of the tour, for some reason people began to giggle."

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