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Libraries are thought of as quiet places, but that doesn't mean the NYPL doesn't know how to rock out. This channel will highlight popular music found in the library's collections.

Spotlight On: Meshell Ndegeocello

Singer Me'shell Ndegeocello has been in the music industry for over 20 years. Come take a peek into her world and discover the artist behind the music.Read More ›

A Tribute to David Bowie

As a tribute to David Bowie's life, his music and his acting, here is a list of works by him as well as about him.Read More ›

A Tribute to Singer Natalie Cole

Schomburg Communications Pre-Professional Alicia Perez looks back on the life and career of the late Natalie Cole, who was laid to rest on Monday in Los Angeles.Read More ›

The Summer David Bowie Made Me Cry (And Why I'm Grateful)

Working the graveyard shift and marking the days with David Bowie.Read More ›

Cubicle Vacations: New Music, Vol. 2

This batch of new music will not only take you around the globe, but back in time as well. Oh, and it will make you dance. Read More ›

Rock 'n' Read: Caspar Babypants

Formerly a President of the United States of America, Chris Ballew became Caspar Babypants in 2009, and has performed at libraries, schools, and other family friendly events. His music makes it easier than ever for humans of all ages to rock 'n' read forever!Read More ›

Rock 'n' Read: Colleen Green

While pop music may not have a reputation for particularly deep lyrics, Colleen Green smashes this stereotype. It comes as no surprise that such a skilled writer has been a lifelong reader. Check out her literary predilections and rock 'n' read forever!Read More ›

Cubicle Vacations: New Music, Vol 1

Take a little audio mini-vacation from your cubicle. Here is your list of some of the most exciting, newly purchased CDs from our circulating collections for your listening pleasure. Read More ›

Rock 'n' Read: Chastity Belt

"He was just another man trying to teach me something" is a Chastity Belt lyric taken from a popular book... read on to learn the source, and rock 'n' read forever!Read More ›

Best of New Music (July 2015 Edition)

A periodic list of some of the most exciting, newly purchased CDs for our circulating collections.Read More ›

Rock 'n' Read: No Joy

Montreal shoegazers No Joy have an emotional sound characterized by distortion and ethereal dream pop. Given how tonally and lyrically moody they are, guitarist Laura Lloyd's literary predilection is predictably unpredictable—a hodgepodge of high brow and delightfully tacky. Check out what inspires her, and what induces carsickness on tour, and rock 'n' read forever!Read More ›

Frank Sinatra's "The House I Live In"

The Sinatra: An American Icon exhibition has many wonderful media stations for visitors—songs, excerpts from television specials, films trailers and featurettes, and a juke box. But the one that is garnering the most attention is “The House I Live In,” the RKO short subject that won Sinatra his first Oscar. Read More ›

Rock 'n' Read: Crocodiles

Crocodiles's 80s post-punk influences are apparent in one listen, and after interviewing Brandon Welchez, it's clear just how much of an impact literature and poetry has had on the band, too. Read on to learn more, and rock 'n' read forever!Read More ›

Rock 'n' Read: Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees, fronted by John Dwyer, are a Los Angeles band whose sound has been described as garage rock, psychedelic rock, post-punk, art rock, noise… am I missing any? It's no surprise Dwyer's literary tastes are just as diverse as his band's sound. Read More ›

Sinatra at the Stage Door Canteen

We have received many questions recently about this photo, the secondary key image for the exhibition.Read More ›

"...a half-acre of strings..." Sinatra on the Radio

LPA is hosting public programs about listening to Sinatra on the radio, as thousands of Americans would do every week. Read More ›

Essential Longform: The Best Nirvana Reads

As we await the documentary Montage of Heck, we're looking back at some of the best journalism written about Kurt Cobain and Nirvana.Read More ›

Waiting for "Empire" Reading and Viewing List

Fox's new television series, Empire, is a family drama set in the hip-hop world. For fans of the show left wanting more, here is a list of fiction and nonfiction titles that you might enjoy.Read More ›

Orquesta en su casa: LPA at Casita Maria

The Boro-Linc project is bringing performances and projects from the Lincoln Center campus to the other boroughs. Read More ›

Skateboarding at the Library

Here are some tunes to thrash around to, some books to read up on and some movies to feel inspired by.Read More ›
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