Music Heals: Beyond Cancer

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Tune in Thursday, July 11th, 2024 for Music Heals: Beyond Cancer, a day dedicated to the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. Throughout the day, KEXP will tell the stories shared with us by members of our community and play the songs that helped them through the healing process.

If you would like to share your story and song, please send them in now to and tune in to hear those stories and songs on the air. Thanks to Fred Hutch Cancer Center for bringing our community together around hope and healing.  


Made Possible In Part By Fred Hutch Cancer Center 

Interviews + Articles From Past Music Heals:

Interviews Music Heals

Music Heals: Field School and Model Shop Keep the Spirit of Math & Physics Club's James Werle Alive

When Math & Physics Club lost their guitarist James Werle to cancer, music helped them heal. KEXP spoke to surviving band members Charles Bert, Ethan Jones, and Kevin Emerson about how music got them through their grief.

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Sound and Vision

Remembering Mimi Parker

On November 5, we learned the horrible news that Mimi Parker of the band Low had lost her battle to ovarian cancer. Mimi was only 55 when she passed, but had done so much in her life as a mother, as a musician, and as a human. She was married to Alan Sparhawk, her bandmate. They met in grade school…

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Music News

R.I.P. Chick Corea

Chick Corea, the influential jazz keyboardist and composer, has died. The news was confirmed by Dan Muse, Corea’s web and marketing manager, who confirmed the cause of death as “a rare form of cancer which was only discovered very recently.” Corea was 79.

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