• Margo Price On The Mysterious Process Of Album-Making And Motherhood

    Enlarge this image Price has been at home in Nashville trying to keep her feet on the ground. "If you let things like fame or money cloud your mind and poison your spirit, I think your art will really suffer," she says. Bobbi Rich/Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Bobbi Rich/Courtesy of the artist The day Margo Price walked into the studio to start recording her new album, That's How Rumors Get Started, she had butterflies in her stomach, a mixture of excitement, trepidation — and morning sickness. "I definitely was not expecting to be pregnant," she says. "I had planned to go into the studio regardless of what was happening in my personal life." Her daughter Ramona was born last June — and her new album is now out in the world, too. Price says that the ...

  • Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire Mixes The Playful And Solemn On A New Album

    The Bay Area trumpet player broke out in jazz over a decade ago. A new album by his quartet, on the tender spot of every calloused moment, shows just how pretty Akinmusire can play. Let's block ads! (Why?)

  • New Looney Tunes Series Hits HBO Max, With New Music

    Looney Tunes turns 90 this year and HBO Max is launching a new series of cartoons, along with a new soundtrack composed by Joshua Moshier. Let's block ads! (Why?)

  • Rufus Wainwright Wants You To ‘Unfollow The Rules’

    Enlarge this image Rufus Wainwright's new album is called Unfollow the Rules. He says the title comes from something his daughter said to him, and which he uses to express the need to reexamine the world. Tony Hauser/Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Tony Hauser/Courtesy of the artist "Trouble In Paradise" "Damsel In Distress" "Devils & Angels (Hatred)" "Unfollow The Rules" Rufus Wainwright has been making music pretty much his entire life. It's almost as if he were destined to do it, considering his pedigree: Rufus is the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and the late Kate McGarrigle; his sister, musician ...

  • 5 People Arrested In Killing Of Rapper Pop Smoke, LA Police Say

    Enlarge this image Los Angeles police say they have arrested five people in connection with the February shooting death of rapper Pop Smoke. The late musician is seen here during Paris Fashion Week's men's fall-winter shows in January. Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images Updated at 4 p.m. ET Los Angeles police say they have arrested five people in connection with the killing earlier this year of Bashar Jackson — the rapper more famously known as Pop Smoke. Three men and two juvenile males were arrested, the Los Angeles Police Department announced Thursday. They are in the custody of the Robbery-Homicide Division, a department spokesperson told NPR. "Early this morning search and arrest warrants were served on several locations ...

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