December 26, 2011

Fred Child and the producers of Performance Today are offering up some true gems (yes, for free!) from the live concerts and in-studio performances they broadcast during the year. This exquisite piece by Chanticleer is a great way to start the day.

December 13, 2011

As a kind, five-minute gift to yourself, listen to and watch the song by My Brightest Diamond. It has beautiful lyrics and is performed deliciously from a set recorded in Berlin this year.

I have never loved someone the way I love you
I have never seen a smile like yours
And if you grow to be a king or clown or pauper
I will say you are my favorite one in town

I have never held a hand so soft and sacred
When I hear your laugh I know heaven’s key
And when I grow to be a poppy in the graveyard
I will send you all my love upon the breeze

And if the breeze won’t blow your way, I will be the sun
And if the sun won’t shine your way, I will be the rain
And if the rain won’t wash away all your aches and pains
I will find some other way to tell you you’re okay

November 30, 2011

A playful duet between one of country music's greats and one of America's favorite children's authors — with a touching solo tribute to his father.

November 18, 2011

A behind-the-scenes snapshot just after our interview with Rosanne Cash at Orchestra Hall.

November 15, 2011

Kimbra's refreshing cover of "Plain Gold Ring" is a love letter to Nina Simone and her classic song.

November 01, 2011

A song of childhood torture from the back of the family station wagon becomes one of solitude during commutes and nighttime lullabies.

September 26, 2011

During a Minnesota blizzard, Wangari Maathai left us with this song. May she rest in peace.