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Joyce DiDonato Takes A Stand At Stonewall

The opera star visits a historic gay bar to talk equality and sing a centuries-old aria.

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Jon Batiste Leads A Private Street Parade Atop A Fort

O'er the ramparts of 190-year-old Fort Adams, the bandleader urged our cameras to "Believe in Love."

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Wild Beasts: A 'Beautiful Truth' In A Beautiful Bar

We asked the romantic London band to perform in a century-old room in Grand Central Station.

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The Fastest Fingers At The Festival, For Django Reinhardt

These European gypsy jazz masters closed the Newport Jazz Festival. Then they played one more.

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Jesse Boykins III Breaks It Down

Surrounded by unfinished and leftover parade floats, Boykins pulls back the layers of his own song.

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Garage-Rocker AJ Davila Unplugs In A Hair Salon

An exciting underground music scene has sprung up in Puerto Rico, and AJ Davila is at its helm.

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KING Makes A Record Lover's Paradise Even Better

The three singers gently and precisely intertwine their voices in service of a love song.

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Benjamin Booker: Newport Folk Gets The Summertime Blues

With a borrowed acoustic guitar, the singer performs "Have You Seen My Son?" in a secluded spot.

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Ages And Ages, Singing An Anthem For (And With) Everyone

Performed here with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir, "Divisionary" has a message for everyone.

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Ledisi Steals The Show

Standing on a balcony in New Orleans, the singer stopped an unsuspecting crowd dead in its tracks.