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Joan Baez On Mountain Stage

The singer-songwriter and political activist has been making music for more than 50 years. In this set, recorded in 2003, she covers songs by Steve Earle, Natalie Merchant and Greg Brown.

Joan Baez On Mountain Stage

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Calexico In Concert

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Calexico's music bears hints of country, jazz and indie rock, combined with richly evocative lyrics. The Arizona band celebrates the release of its album, Algiers, with a stop at World Cafe Live.

Calexico In Concert

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Tori Amos live from (Le) Poisson Rouge. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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Tori Amos

Twenty years after Little Earthquakes, the groundbreaking artist re-imagines a handpicked collection of songs from her catalog in an orchestral setting.

Riccardo Muti so impressed composer Carl Orff with his 1980 'Carmina Burana' performance that Orff reworked some tempo and dynamic markings in the score to hew to Muti's interpretation. Torsten Kjellstrand for NPR hide caption

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Performs 'Carmina Burana'

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Hear the opening concert of Carnegie Hall's new season with a gala performance of Carl Orff's lusty, rowdy masterpiece, featuring the CSO and music director Riccardo Muti.

Carnegie Hall Live: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads his forces through a vibrant opening-weekend performance of Stravinsky, Stucky and Ravel on Sept. 30, 2012. Greg Grudt/Mathew Imaging/courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic hide caption

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Gustavo Dudamel Conducts 'The Rite Of Spring' In Concert

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"It's like Stravinsky wrote the piece one week ago," says Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel, who leads this iconic score and a world premiere by Pulitzer-winner Steven Stucky.

Efterklang performs with Wordless Music Orchestra at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ryan Muir for NPR hide caption

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Efterklang With Wordless Music Orchestra, Live In Concert

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The Danish art-rock trio takes the stage with the Wordless Music Orchestra at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the American premiere of music from the band's new album Piramida.

Efterklang With Wordless Music Orchestra, Live In Concert

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Virginia Mayhew and bassist Harvie S perform at the Mary Lou Williams Festival. Margot Schulman/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Catherine Russell, Virginia Mayhew On JazzSet

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With her classic voice and in-the-pocket delivery, Russell recently polished some gems at the 2010 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. Saxophonist Virginia Mayhew also presents new material.

Catherine Russell, Virginia Mayhew On JazzSet

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Grizzly Bear In Concert

The Brooklyn psych-pop band, on tour for its new album Shields, stopped by the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 20. Hear our recording of the show.

Grizzly Bear In Concert

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Dave Douglas Quintet: Live From 92Y Tribeca

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Before she died last year, the trumpeter's mother gave him a list of hymns to play at her memorial service, down to the specific verses. With a new band, aided by folksinger Aoife O'Donovan, Douglas presents a very personal project.

Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes performs. The group was awarded New/Emerging Artist Of The Year. Erika Goldring/Courtesy of AMA hide caption

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The 2012 Americana Music Association Awards

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The Americana Music Association convenes in Nashville this week for its annual conference. On Wednesday night, it hosted a star-studded awards ceremony.

The AMA Awards, Live From Nashville

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