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Paul Simon's 80th Birthday Watchlist

​8 great performances, from 'SNL' to 'Annie Hall' to 'Under African Skies'​

Music and Health

Sharing the Stage for 'One Last Time'

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga perform special concerts

Tony Bennett's Battle With Alzheimer's

Legendary singer and his family reveal his diagnosis

Join AARP for A Monster Mash-Up Dance Party​

Don Halloween duds and dance with Blue Öyster Cult

Musicians With Mental Illness Welcomed by Orchestra

Participants of all musical levels are able to join

The 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 and Dance Help Adults With Movement Disorders

People with Parkinson's see physical, social benefits

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

8 Reasons Tony Bennett Will Never Leave Our Hearts​

The music legend caps his career with a new album

Stevie Van Zandt Examines His Rock ’n’ Roll Life

​E Street Band guitarist talks about his new memoir

A Patriotic Nod to Latin America

Learn more about the Spanish version of U.S. anthem

Cultural Events Worth Traveling for This Fall

Our critics' top picks of plays, exhibitions and more

15 Things You Didn't Know About 'American Pie'

Don McLean shares the scoop about his iconic song

Jennifer Hudson Fulfills Her Destiny

'Respect' star discusses playing Aretha Franklin

Playlists & Podcasts

A Guide to Popular Music Streaming Services

You can 'rent' a variety of songs from classics to new

The Best Intergenerational Song Duets

These duos made beautiful music together​

Diana Ross’ Most Sensational Moments Captured on Film

Don’t miss our hand-picked playlist of her fiercest hits

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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