The historic Karnofsky Tailor Shop and Residence collapsed on Sunday after water pooled on its roof
Often remembered for his artful management of legendary jazz musicians, but Granz also saw the potential for themusic to combat racial inequality
The culmination of two decades of planning, the National Museum of African American Music opened its doors last month
Why the Newly Released 1980s Album 'Sons of Ethiopia,' by the Ethiopian D.C. Band Admas, Is Going Viral
Admas draws from and rearranges “golden era” Ethiopian music with then-fairly-new synthesizer and drum-machine rhythms.
While the originations of the dhol are not known with complete certainty, what is known is that it is a sound that has migrated
The childhood home of the musician who put New Orleans jazz on the map will soon open to the public
Canonical books, songs and films became free to use in 2021
Created by a Russian engineer, the theremin has delighted and confounded audiences since 1920
The newly acquired instrument, played by the father of bebop, is on view at the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Thomas Wiggins, an African-American musician marketed as ‘Blind Tom’, had a lucrative career—but saw none of the profits himself
The National Trust is hoping to preserve the North Carolina house where Simone first learned to play piano
"Que Sera, Sera" is synonomous with the actress and singer who died on Monday at age 97, though she was never a fan of the tune she called 'a kiddie song'
A special report pulling together our coverage of music within the Smithsonian collections and around the world
An artist shows us that the past was not black-and-white
Heraldo bequeathed her home to the Louis Armstrong House Museum, which plans to renovate the property with the help of a sizable city grant
What was it about the Hammond organ that made the 'Godfather of Soul' say please, please, please?
Air and Space Museum makes way for the Flying Elvi