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Bruce Springsteen's Powerful Return to Rock

‘Letter to You’ is a high-octane ride through love, loss and the richness of a long life

Music and Health

An illustration for the Vamos a Bailar virtual dance party

Join Us for the '¡Vamos a Bailar — Let's Dance!' Virtual Party

Feel the rhythm in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

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

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

Michael Krieger with his guitar

Music Lifts Up Nursing Home Residents During COVID-19

Musician provides cheer with virtual performances

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How Music Can Be a Great Mood Booster

Research shows the positive effect on mental health

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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

Roberta Flack singing while playing the piano

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

Playlists & Podcasts

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

rising pop country acts from left to right carly pearce thomas rhett and maren morris

Try AARP's New Country Music Playlist

Listen to the popular hit singles of 10 rising stars

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

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Entertaining and Educational Listens for Bird Lovers

Podcasts that will satisfy enthusiasts or casual fans

A woman sitting on her sofa listening to a podcast

Great Podcasts to Help Boost Your Happiness

Listen to shows that focus on the brighter side of life

Making Music

Diana Ross circa 1975 (left); Diana Ross 2019 (right)

50 Years Ago, Diana Ross Had Her First Solo Hit

'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' hit No. 1 in 1970

Actress and singer Rita Wilson

What It's Like Being on the Other Side of Addiction

Rita Wilson discusses her new music

Lucinda Williams performs at The Barbican in London England

Lucinda Williams' Rebellious and Optimistic Nature

Her new music takes on the government, social media

Dion Dimucci playing a guitar as he performs at St. George Theatre in New York City

Former Teen Pop Star Dion Still Going Strong

New blues album features some big-name friends

A group photograph of the contributing performers on the front cover of the We Are the World record album

'We Are the World' Marks Milestone Anniversary

The iconic song is still raising money for famine relief

Singer songwriter Nick Lowe talks about his career at the fifth Annual U K Americana Awards

Nick Lowe Reflects on His Legacy Song

How music is helping him get through the pandemic

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