Jeff Tweedy of Wilco

Music News: How musicians are fighting white supremacy


As the music world confronts institutional racism and white supremacy, individual artists are wondering what steps they can take to establish a new, more equitable norm. Jeff Tweedy and Fiona Apple are sharing revenue, Patterson Hood is acknowledging 'the bad name I gave my band,' and the Beths are wondering about the responsibilities of white artists releasing new music.

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Joel Schumacher

Coffee Break: Joel Schumacher projects


Director Joel Schumacher has died at the age of 80. Let's take this morning's Coffee Break to wade through some of the music that has surrounded his projects throughout the years.

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Cyndi Lauper performs on 'Austin City Limits'

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Cyndi Lauper


Judy Garland passed away; Billy Joel became the first rock artist to perform at Yankee Stadium; The Artist Formally Known As Prince announced he wanted to be known as Prince again; Cyndi Lauper was born; and Stevie Wonder entered the charts at age 13, Today in Music History.

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Live Virtual Session: The Beths

Live Virtual Session - The Beths

The Current's Jade hosted a Live Virtual Session with Elizabeth Stokes and Jonathan Pearce of the Beths, connecting from their rehearsal space in New Zealand. Stokes and Pearce said that they are looking forward to playing new songs live and seeing how people react to them.

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Live Virtual Session: Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo - Live Virtual Session

Beninese singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo connected with The Current's Sean McPherson from Paris, where Kidjo has been spending time with her family throughout the duration of the global pandemic. Kidjo talks about some of her influences and performs three songs that reflect those influences.

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Live Virtual Session: Indigo Girls

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The Indigo Girls - Amy Ray and Emily Saliers - join host Andrea Swensson for a Live Virtual Session, playing songs from their new album, 'Look Long.' Ray and Saliers also talk about current events and their longtime, ongoing activism.

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Live Virtual Session: Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams - Live Virtual Session

From her home in East Nashville, Tenn., singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams connects The Current's Bill DeVille to talk about and play songs from her latest album, 'Good Souls Better Angels.'

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Coffee Break: Hair

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For today's 9:30 Coffee Break we want to put the spotlight on hair. What songs do you want to hear that mention hair or hairstyles?

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Walkman

Today in Music History: Sony introduced the Walkman


Jimi Hendrix was honorably discharged from the army; Frank Sinatra had a No. 1 hit with 'Strangers in the Night'; David Bowie received his fourth Gold Record; Sony introduced the Walkman; and Ian Curtis's gravestone was stolen', Today in Music History.

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