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Alicia and Michael Olatuja would certainly appreciate it if you watched their concert online on Wednesday. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alicia and Michael Olatuja would certainly appreciate it if you watched their concert online on Wednesday.

Alicia and Michael Olatuja would certainly appreciate it if you watched their concert online on Wednesday.

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With any luck, regular readers know of The Checkout: Live, our live concert broadcast/recording series in association with WBGO's The Checkout. This is to let you know that:

  1. The latest installment hits this Wednesday (tomorrow) at 8 p.m. ET. It features the Olatuja Project, the husband-and-wife team making music that reflects everything from Nigerian traditions to Afro-American pop; and the E.J. Strickland Project — in this case, the drummer's take on the Stevie Wonder songbook. From talking drums to Talking Book, as it were. More info, and the live webcast, is available here. Join us for video, chat and a recording afterward.
  2. In a few years of webcasting live concerts at NPR Music, we've developed some cool new ways to present the whole experience — video, chat, photostreams, iPhone and iPad streaming, all that. This in mind, we are slowly migrating The Checkout: Live shows to a new look, away from this blog. You'll want to bookmark npr.org/checkoutlive if you haven't already to catch up with the upcoming schedule — Kendrick Scott, Gilad Hekselman, Donny McCaslin, Ingrid Jensen, etc. — and as the home of this series. We'll still keep you up-to-date on upcoming concerts here, though.

Pardon our dust.

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