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How Well Do You Know Your Christmas Carols?

Test your holiday music knowledge — and stream some festive tunes

Music and Health

Michael Krieger with his guitar

Music Lifts Up Nursing Home Residents During COVID-19

Musician provides cheer with virtual performances

Maggie Delaney-Potthoff is the winner of the AARP Superstar 2020 singing contest

Meet the AARP Superstar Singing Contest Winner

There are stories behind the champ's song choices

Former U S President Jimmy Carter sitting next to a record player while being interviewed for the documentary Jimmy Carter Rock and Roll President

New Film Chronicles Music's Role in Jimmy Carter's Life

Documentary looks at the impact it's made on him

Debbie Allen giving lessons during a virtual dance party

Make Your Own Dance Party With These Videos

Debbie Allen, Gloria Gaynor will inspire you to move

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How Music Can Be a Great Mood Booster

Research shows the positive effect on mental health

Roberta Flack singing while playing the piano

Roberta Flack on Music's Impact on Stroke Recovery

Singer also reflects on her debut album

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Music and Dance Help Adults With Movement Disorders

People with Parkinson's see physical, social benefits

Stroke survivor Gabe Vigil practices a guitar solo for an upcoming performance with his stroke survivor choir in Northern Virginia.

Bridging Sound and Science: Music’s Role in Healing

Why it could become the prescription of the future


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

Playlists & Podcasts

Randy Newman performs virtually on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Pandemic Songs: The New Music Genre

Songwriters draw inspiration from the times

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Country Star Randy Travis Still Feels the Music

After life-changing stroke, he's still making history

James Taylor performing on stage with his guitar

AARP's Spotlight on James Taylor Playlist

Sing along to the songs in this Taylor-made collection

 Couple doing DIY, using measuring tape

Get Inspired With Home Improvement and Crafting

5 podcasts focused on decorating and DIY upgrades

Tom Saunders and Scott Blakeman

Comedians Create a Pandemic Podcast to Get You Through It

Veteran entertainers say age wasn't a barrier

A woman trimming flowers in the garden

6 Top Podcasts About Gardening

Dig in to these shows for new or seasoned hobbyists

Making Music

Seth MacFarlane and Willie Geist on June 25, 2019

Seth MacFarlane's (Nearly) Secret Singing Talent

The creator of 'Family Guy' is crazy about the classics

Patty Smyth standing next to a guitar case

Patty Smyth Has a New Album — 'It's About Time'

Her fresh songs touch on family and finding balance

A trio of images of Bruce Springsteen leaning on an antique car in his garage as he smiles and lowers his head

Bruce Springsteen's Powerful Return to Rock

His new album ‘Letter to You’ is a high-octane ride

bruce springsteen at home playing guitar

10 of the Best Bruce Springsteen Outtakes

There's more to the Boss than his big hits

Singer Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt on the Influence of Her Mexican Roots

She receives big honor at Hispanic Heritage Awards

Bob Dylan in Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese and Aretha Franklin in Amazing Grace

Best Concert Movies to Stream Right Now

Relive the magic with Aretha, Dylan and more

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