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Concerts

Suzanne Vega performs on Mountain Stage.

July 30, 2012 Hear the folk-pop singer perform international hits like "Luka" and "Tom's Diner."

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December 1, 2008 Vega performs early hits "Luka" and "Tom's Diner," as well as songs from her latest album.

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Studio Sessions

Suzanne Vega.

March 27, 2014 A conversation with the folk-pop icon, who discusses how "Tom's Diner" gave her hip-hop cred.

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Left to right: Aimee Mann, Sheryl Crow, Suzanne Vega.

January 23, 2012 Hear archival interviews with Bruce Cockburn, Sting, Sheryl Crow, Aimee Mann and Suzanne Vega.

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Suzanne Vega

November 22, 2010 Hear the renowned singer-songwriter perform her intimate songs live in the WXPN studio.

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August 20, 2007 Hear an interview and in-studio performance with the venerable folk-pop singer-songwriter.

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Interviews & Profiles

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August 20, 2007 Hear an interview and in-studio performance with the venerable folk-pop singer-songwriter.

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Discover Songs

Suzanne Vega

June 18, 2010 Vega is reinventing much of her catalog as simple folk. With 1987's "Gypsy," it's an easy task.

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November 20, 2007 Suzanne Vega's "Ludlow Street" brings to mind the graceful flow of her early work.

News

Bahamadia and Suzanne Vega; courtesy of the artists

September 14, 2010 Hear the singer-songwriter and the rapper discuss working in an industry dominated by men.

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Reviews

Suzanne Vega

June 18, 2010 Vega is reinventing much of her catalog as simple folk. With 1987's "Gypsy," it's an easy task.

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November 20, 2007 Suzanne Vega's "Ludlow Street" brings to mind the graceful flow of her early work.

More Stories

Suzanne Vega performs at a Tiny Desk concert in January 2014.

February 10, 2014 The inventive folk-music veteran book-ends a four-song set with her hits "Luka" and "Tom's Diner."

 Clockwise from upper left: Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, The Mountain Goats, Suzanne Vega.

April 3, 2012 Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton debate the polarizing and hard-to-define art of "speak-singing."

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Close-Up Vol. 2, People & Places

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  • Album: Close-Up Vol. 2, People & Places
  • Artist: Suzanne Vega
  • Released: 2010
 

Beauty & Crime

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  • Album: Beauty & Crime
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Close-Up, Vol. 1: Love Songs

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  • Album: Close-Up, Vol. 1: Love Songs
  • Artist: Suzanne Vega
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • Released: 2010