Ann Powers Biography
Ann Powers is an American media personality. She is NPR Music’s critic and correspondent. Powers writes for NPR’s music news blog, The Record. She can be heard on NPR’s newsmagazines and music programs. She was born as Ann K. Powers. In 2017, Powers spearheaded a multi-platform project at NPR called Turning the Tables.
The project sought to reconstitute the canon of American popular music by publishing a list of the 150 greatest albums by women and a related series of essays, audio features, and events. Miss Ann served as a chief pop music critic at the Los Angeles Times from 2006 until she joined NPR.
Ann Powers Age
Powers was born on 4 February 1964. Moreover, she is 55 years.
Ann Powers Family
Miss Powers was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. During elementary school, her first poem was published in the Our Lady of Fatima school newspaper.
Ann Powers Education
Miss Powers earned a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from San Francisco State University, and a Master of Arts in American literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Powers studied literary theory. She also wrote about music, feminism, film, and religion.
Ann Powers Career
Powers’ professional writing career began in 1980. She was still in high school when Ann started writing for the Seattle music weekly magazine The Rocket. After college, in 1986, Powers started writing about popular music and pop culture as a columnist at the San Francisco Weekly.
After moving to New York City, she wrote for The New York Times from 1992 to 1993. Powers was also an editor at The Village Voice from 1993 to 1996. From 1997 to 2001, Powers was the pop critic at The New York Times.
Powers was senior curator at the Experience Music Project (EMP) in Seattle. It later became the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). Ann and her husband Eric Weisbard have helped organize the annual EMP Pop Conference (now MoPOP Conference) since its inception in 2002.
She accepted a position as a chief pop critic at the Los Angeles Times, where she succeeded Robert Hilburn. Powers wrote regularly for Pop & Hiss, the Los Angeles Times’ music blog, in addition to other features and news articles. She remained in this position until March 2011, when she departed for NPR, though she continued as a contributor for the Los Angeles Times afterward.
Since 2011, Powers has been NPR Music’s critic and correspondent. Ann has written for The Record, NPR’s blog about finding, making, buying, sharing, and talking about music, since April 2011.
In 2017, Powers spearheaded a multi-platform project at NPR called Turning the Tables. The project sought to reconstitute the canon of American popular music by publishing a list of the 150 greatest albums by women. Not to mention a related series of essays, audio features, and events.
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Powers is married to Eric Weisbard. her husband is a music critic and professor of American studies at the University of Alabama. They moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 2009 later moving to East Nashville, Tennessee, in 2015. The happy couple is blessed with having a daughter.
Ann Powers Books
- McDonnell, Evelyn; Powers, Ann, eds. (1995). Rock She Wrote: Women Write About Rock, Pop, and Rap. London: Plexus. ISBN 978-0-859-65233-9. OCLC 35130945.
- Powers, Ann (2000). Weird Like Us: My Bohemian America. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-684-83808-3. OCLC 42421011.
- Amos, Tori; Powers, Ann (2005). Tori Amos: Piece by Piece. A Portrait of the Artist: Her Thoughts, Her Conversations. New York: Broadway Books. ISBN 978-0-307-49204-3. OCLC 320322936.
- Powers, Ann, ed. (2010). Best Music Writing 2010. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0-306-81925-4. OCLC 548569629.
- Powers, Ann (2017). Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black & White, Body and Soul in American Music. New York: Dey Street, William Morrow. ISBN 978-0-062-46369-2. OCLC 981576251
Ann Powers Awards
- 2008: Artist in Residence, The Popular Music Project at USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center
- 2010: ASCAP, Deems Taylor Award for “The Cultural Critic: Lady Gaga, It’s Time for Idol to Open the Closet Door” and “My Night with Prince” for the Los Angeles Times
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Powers is NPR Music’s critic and correspondent. She writes for NPR’s music news blog, The Record, and she can be heard on NPR’s newsmagazines and music programs.
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Ann Powers Contact
The Village Voice. 38 (26): 24, 30–31. ISSN 0042-6180.