Who Made the Cut on President Obama's Summer Spotify Playlist? His Selections May Surprise You

President Barack Obama has always been relatively open about his music choices, and he offered more transparency than ever on Friday by posting two summer playlists on Spotify through the White House’s brand new account.

Obama’s playlists come in two flavors, night and day.

Ravi Shankar, Indian Sitar Star, Dies

Ravi Shankar, the Indian sitarist and composer whose collaborations with Western musicians – both classical and rock – made him a familiar concert name by the late ’60s and earned him the title “godfather of world music,” died Tuesday in a hospital near his home in Southern California, his family said. He was 92.

Shankar’s foundation said in a statement that he had suffered upper respiratory and heart problems and had undergone heart-valve replacement surgery last week, reports the Associated Press.