music

Man leaping as woman plays musical instrument (Margaret Schulman)

Decades later, Japan’s gift to Americans is still vibrant

The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, a gift from Japan in 1976, is celebrating its reopening with artwork and performances that pay tribute to the country.
People in band uniforms in formation, playing instruments (Courtesy of South Bend Tribune/Greg Swiercz)

Small town, big sound

The John Adams High School marching band of South Bend, Indiana, has been an essential part of the community for generations.
Illustration of watch, phone, shoe, iPod (D. Woolverton/State Dept.)

The price of that music is higher than you think

Everyone likes a bargain. But buying pirated or counterfeit goods can support organized crime. See what the Trump administration is doing about it.
Man conducting an orchestra (Jan Regan/Philadelphia Orchestra)

Philadelphia Orchestra makes music and friends in China

China is almost a second home for the Philadelphia Orchestra, which has completed 11 tours in the country and participated in the World Expo in Shanghai.
Group of people with short, colorful hair posing for photo (© AP Images)

Eclectic K-pop picks up fans in U.S.

Americans are crazy for K-pop — the eclectic, audiovisual universe of Korean pop music. The U.S. is now K-pop's third biggest international market.

Japan’s Nujabes’ lasting influence on dance club music [video]

In the world of electronic music, the sound of the Japanese DJ/producer Nujabes has had a major impact on the dance and hip-hop scene in the U.S.
Women in traditional costumes holding torches (© AP Images)

Baltic embassies delight Washington with song and dance

Each year in Washington, thousands line up to get a glimpse inside the Baltic embassies and a taste of each country’s native food, art and entertainment.
Theo Epstein in Chicago Cubs stands (© AP Images)

Celebrated Jewish Americans who have made their mark

Jewish Americans are only a sliver of the U.S. population but have made outsized contributions to society. Learn how five have made their mark.
Group of men in suits walking down city street (Dani Diamond)

Make way for the Maccabeats [video]

May is Jewish American Heritage Month in the United States. Meet an a cappella group that combines pop songs with Jewish traditions.