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AARP Presents 'Smokey Wrote That'

Motown legend and prolific songwriter Smokey Robinson tells the stories behind timeless hits

Music and Health

Tony Bennett's Secret Battle With Alzheimer's

Legendary singer and his family break their silence

AARP Report Shows Power of Music on the Brain

It's all good for mood, memory and more

How Music Can Be a Great Mood Booster

Research shows positive effect on mental health

Music Lifts Up Nursing Home Residents During COVID-19

Musician provides cheer with virtual performances

Music and Dance Help Adults With Movement Disorders

People with Parkinson's see physical, social benefits

Bridging Sound and Science: Music’s Role in Healing

How it could become the prescription of the future

Roberta Flack on Music's Impact on Stroke Recovery

Singer also reflects on her debut album

Make Your Own Dance Party With These Videos

Debbie Allen will inspire you to get up and move


How Music Can Keep Your Brain Healthy

Tips to sharpen your mind with song and dance

Choir Helps Stroke Survivors Regain Their Voice

Learn how music therapy has aided them in recovery

Music's Power for People With Alzheimer's

It's helping them connect with their caregivers

Making Music

MTV's 40th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Music Stars

How the revolutionary channel changed the world

The Original MTV VJs: Where Are They Now?

Meet the hosts when the cable network first launched

Judy Collins' Bright and Beautiful Side

She celebrates 60 years in music with podcast, tour

What's New, Pussycat? An Album From Tom Jones!

He opens up about love, loss and never compromising

Edward James Olmos on Selena’s Colossal Influence

The Tejano music star would have been 50 this year

Merry Clayton Finds Shelter After Accident

Singer bounces back from tragedy with new album

Playlists & Podcasts

Every Essential Album From the Golden Age of MTV

Because it's time to get your Big '80s on

These Love Songs Have Backstories You Won't Believe

You may never listen to them the same way again

The Power of Playlists and Streaming Services

Take advantage of them to discover great music

Great Travel Podcasts for Vacation and Adventure Ideas

Get wonderful storytelling and tips from the experts

Get Inspired With Home Improvement and Crafting

5 podcasts focused on decorating and DIY upgrades

Entertaining and Educational Listens for Bird Lovers

Shows for casual admirers or die-hard birders

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