At a Moment of Racial Tumult, the Little Rock Nine Inspire an Opera

Sixty years after nine black students integrated Little Rock Central High School, they are becoming the heroes of a new work by Tania León.

Road Trip: On the Path of Chuck Berry’s ‘Promised Land,’ Five Decades On

The musician’s 1964 hit chronicles the African-American experience in the 20th century. We followed Mr. Berry’s lyrical route to see what had changed.

Jay-Z Releases His Personal and Political Album ‘4:44’ on Tidal

The rapper’s 13th studio album, “4:44,” addresses many of the same themes as “Lemonade,” by his wife, Beyoncé.

Why the Slants Took a Fight Over Their Band Name to the Supreme Court

In a strange case, a small Asian-American rock group may have inadvertently helped the Washington Redskins.

Carlos Santana Steps Into Grammys Debate Over Beyoncé and Adele

The guitarist praised Adele’s style of singing and received the fury of Beyoncé’s loyal fans, known as the BeyHive.

Greg Kurstin, Adele’s No. 2, on the Grammys, Beyoncé and Getting Cut Off

The producer and songwriter, who is even more in demand after his wins, spoke on Tuesday, weighing in on the race debate and his do-over speech.

Critic’s Notebook: #GrammysSoWhite Came to Life. Will the Awards Face Its Race Problem?

Beyoncé lost the three major categories for album and song to Adele, who praised “Lemonade” in her own acceptance speech.