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Jane Bunnett (left) and Candido perform at the Kennedy Center during the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. Margot Schulman/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

Jane Bunnett And Chihiro Yamanaka On JazzSet

Hear the flute player and pianist in sets from the Kennedy Center's Women in Jazz Festival.

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The Defibulators On Mountain Stage

The Defibulators make music that's been called a little bit CBGB, a little bit Grand Ole Opry.

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Ed Kowalczyk On Mountain Stage

A '90s hitmaker with Live, Kowalczyk tones down his sound in this intimate solo acoustic set.

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Deer Tick On Mountain Stage

On recent albums, the band's genre-bending sound has taken a turn toward straightforward rock.

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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

'Two Skirts And A Shirt' On JazzSet WBGO-FM

From Washington, D.C., Rene Marie, Allan Harris and Carla Cook are in sweet harmony with a message.

Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves performs during NPR Music's SXSW showcase. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Perfect Pussy

Watch the energetic Syracuse punk band kick off our SXSW showcase in raucous fashion.

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Mountain Stage

Irish Music Week On Part 3

Today we hear from two more Irish acts, The Lost Bothers and Guggenheim Grotto.

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Eagulls

The British post-punk upstarts did anything but take it easy during NPR Music's SXSW showcase.

Kelis, seen here at NPR Music's SXSW Showcase in Austin, Texas on Wednesday night, performed her first show in America in almost four years. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Kelis

Watch the R&B star play "Breakfast" at her first U.S. show in more than three years.

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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

Lionel Loueke Trio On JazzSet WBGO-FM

At the Kennedy Center, the music grows, as the band revels in itself and then slims back down.