Weekly Roundup: Blue-Eyed R&B, Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme,’ Summer Corn
Here’s our weekly compilation of arts coverage from WBUR’s programs.
A selection of rare, ancient Quran pages are on on display at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, which asked 24 people from the city’s Islamic community to write personal reactions to a Quran page of their choice.
Here & Now‘s pop culture critic Renee Graham has noted a trend recently: for the most part, the biggest acts in mainstream R&B music are white men — and that’s not being viewed with derision.
“We describe Afro-punk as a free space for African Americans,” festival organizer Jocelyn Cooper told Here & Now.
The Burlington collective brings its mix of old world jazz and country soul into the Radio Boston studio for a live performance.
The Replacements were an unruly rock band that emerged in the 1980s and broke up in 1991. One fan helps Here & Now understand why “Mats” fans are so excited about the band’s first show in 20 years.
New Orleans is still central to the jazz music scene, but new jazz musicians, such as Christian Scott, are combining the hip hop and rock rhythms they grew up with into their music.
On Point speaks with the author of a deep, new look at the mythos of one of the greatest albums of all time.
In the 21st century economy, does a humanities major still make sense for college students? On Point hears the arguments.
There’s a great deal of interest in the whistleblowers who have revealed details of American military and intelligence operations. That same fascination has also gripped the film world.
Chef Andy Husbands and Radio Boston venture out to discover New England’s summer’s bounty. Husbands shares his recipe for caramelized corn quesadillas.
After nearly 100 races and zero victories, Zippy Chippy has retired. Only A Game pays a visit to the horse.