Philadelphia punk trio Cayetana (left to right: Allegra Anka, Kelly Olsen, Augusta Koch) will release its debut on the small indie label Tiny Engines later this year. Mary Ferrigno/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mountain Stage

Suzanne Vega On Mountain Stage

Hear the folk-pop singer perform international hits like "Luka" and "Tom's Diner" on this archival edition of Mountain Stage, recorded in 2007.

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The Speak-Singing Debate: Just Sing The Damn Song!

Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton come to blows over the polarizing and hard-to-define art of "speak-singing."

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

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Suzanne Vega On World Cafe

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The folk-pop singer's career stretches across two decades and the staying power to last a couple more. Hear her perform songs from the latest installment if her Close-Up series, live.

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Suzanne Vega is reinventing much of her catalog as stripped-down folk music. With 1987's "Gypsy," it's an easy task. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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