How A Korean Jazz Festival Found A Huge Young Audience

Now in its 12th year, the Jarasum Jazz Festival regularly draws between 200,000 and 250,000 people over three days. Jarasum estimates that 88 percent of its 2015 audience was under age 40. To put this demographic in perspective, the numbers are basically flipped at the Newport Jazz Festival, where a 2012 survey found that 82 percent of its audience is over age 45. Read more at

What makes the Smithsonian’s Stradivarius violins so special?

Instruments made by Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari are among the best-sounding ever created. They’re also good-looking, especially three of the Smithsonian’s, which are among only 11 decorated Strads still around. Here’s a closer look at one of the National Museum of American History’s instruments, a violin known as “the Greffuhle,” named after a French nobleman who once owned it. Read more at the Washington Post.