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

Back in 1981, the revolutionary channel appeared, and it changed the world

Music and Health

Musicians With Mental Illness Welcomed by Orchestra

Participants of all musical levels are able to join

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


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

Los Lobos Reveal the Stories Behind 'Native Sons'

Discover the secret to playing together 48 years

AARP Presents 'Smokey Wrote That'

Music legend tells the stories behind his timeless hits

Did You Know There Was a 'Black Woodstock' in 1969?

Documentary uncovers remarkable Summer of Soul

Judy Collins' Bright and Beautiful Side

She celebrates 60 years in music with podcast, tour

Edward James Olmos on Selena’s Colossal Influence

The Tejano music star would have been 50 this year

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

He opens up about love, loss and never compromising

Playlists & Podcasts

Terrific Music Festivals to Hit (in Person!) This Year

Have we got a lineup for you to check out

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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