Concerts Performances from today's top artists, filmed at venues and festivals across the country.

Mountain Stage

Dawes On Mountain Stage

North Hills, the debut album from the California band, draws instant comparisons to the alt-country sounds associated with Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon. Dawes recently traveled across the country to perform songs from the record.

Dawes on Mountain Stage - 01/12/2010

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Mike Doughty performs with his longtime touring partner, cellist Andrew "Scrap" Livingston. Brian Blauser hide caption

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Mountain Stage

Mike Doughty On Mountain Stage

Hear a live performance by the former frontman for the jazzy experimental rock band Soul Coughing. Here, Doughty performs with his longtime touring partner, cellist Andrew "Scrap" Livingston.

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Megan McCormick, a young singer-songwriter, performed a Live Fridays concert on Nov. 26. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Megan McCormick Live In Concert

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This young singer-songwriter is unquestionably a bold character. Her beautiful yet raw style has already reeled in two International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. Hear her perform live in concert.

Megan McCormick Live In Concert

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Donavon Frankenreiter In Concert

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A love of life and the ocean provides the California singer-songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter inspiration for his laid back, acoustic music. He's back this year with two new releases. Hear his concoction of hope, warmth and simplicity live in concert.

Donavon Frankenreiter In Concert

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Placido Domingo stars as Bajazet, with soprano Sara Coburn as Asteria, in this production by Washington National Opera. Karin Cooper/Washington National Opera hide caption

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NPR World of Opera

Semi-Historical Drama: Handel's 'Tamerlano'

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Placido Domingo takes on his 126th role, as Bajazet in Handel's taut drama, Tamerlano.

Washington National Opera on World of Opera -- 'Tamerlano'

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Margaret Garner (Denyce Graves) and her husband Robert (Eric Greene) support each other through their hardships. Jim Schmid/Opera Carolina hide caption

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A Mother's Desperate Act: 'Margaret Garner'

Toni Morrison wrote the libretto for this opera, based on a real-life story about an enslaved woman who killed her daughter rather than let her be returned to slavery. Hear the entire opera, composed by Richard Danielpour.

Opera Carolina on World of Opera -- 'Margaret Garner'

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Adam Haworth Stephens On Mountain Stage

The singer-songwriter is taking a break from the San Francisco duo Two Gallants to focus on a new solo album. His introspective approach to lyrics shows his fiercer side, as heard on his Mountain Stage debut.

Adam Haworth Stephens On Mountain Stage

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Jon Langford And Skull Orchard In Concert

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The Mekons leader is one of the most cherished figures in the rock underground. His latest album, Old Devils, is just the latest chapter in a 30-year musical career. Hear a live show from World Cafe Live.

Jon Langford And Skull Orchard In Concert

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Gabriel Alegria And Gerald Clayton On JazzSet

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Two unique emerging artists step out at the Litchfield Jazz Festival, the climax of a three-week jazz camp in Kent, Conn. Hear Gabriel Alegria's Afro-Peruvian jazz sextet and Gerald Clayton's piano trio in concert.

Gabriel Alegria And Gerald Clayton On JazzSet

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Live in Concert

Jonsi In Concert From Washington, D.C.

Jónsi is known not only for his work with the experimental Icelandic rock group Sigur Rós, but also for his own innovative use of sound and his elaborate multimedia live performances. Hear his solo concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.

Hear Jónsi In Concert

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