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

Dr. John in Concert

XPN

Dr. John's funky takes on jazz standards, his original blues, and his unstoppable stage persona (deer antlers and robes figure prominently) have made him a legend well beyond his hometown of New Orleans. Hear a concert by good doctor and his band, The Lower 911.

Dr. John in Concert

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The Hold Steady in Concert

XPN

The increasingly iconic Brooklyn rock band shook up a full house at WXPN in Philadelphia on May 30, performing old favorites and a handful of new tunes from the forthcoming Stay Positive.

The Hold Steady in Concert

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Ani DiFranco in Concert

XPN

The folk-punk hero demonstrated her trademark candor and fearlessness during a May 30 performance at WXPN in Philadelphia. She called the songs she played "happy songs," adding that they're "kind of unexplored territory for me."

Ani DiFranco in Concert

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Newton Faulkner in Concert

XPN

An English singer-songwriter, Faulkner specializes in folk-tinged pop music. On his debut album, Hand Built by Robots, Faulkner covers bands as varied as Rusted Root and Massive Attack, using his trademark percussive style on acoustic guitar.

Newton Faulkner in Concert

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Ryan Bingham, Hayes Carll in Concert

XPN

Bingham's songs are gritty and dense, reflecting an overall mood of loneliness and hardship, while opener Hayes Carll is a dryly witty 28-year-old whose humble, melodic folk tunes are often infused with humorous anecdotes. Hear both perform a concert from WXPN and World Cafe Live.

Ryan Bingham, Hayes Carll in Concert

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Dr. John, Hold Steady, Ani DiFranco in Concert

XPN

New Orleans blues legend Dr. John, critically acclaimed Brooklyn rock band The Hold Steady, folk-punk icon Ani DiFranco, and English singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner perform live from the NON-COMMvention in Philadelphia.

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Quarreling Queens: Donizetti's 'Maria Stuarda'

In real life, Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart were political rivals. But in the opera house passion plays better than politics, so in Maria Stuarda, the two monarchs are also in love with the same man. In Mary's case, her passion proves deadly.

Royal Opera of Wallonie on World of Opera -- 'Maria Stuarda'

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Live in Concert

The Raconteurs In Concert

The Raconteurs just want to have fun. Loud and brash with an arsenal of infectious riffs, the quartet plays with swagger, a wry sense of humor and one, singular message: Let's rock. Hear The Raconteurs in a full concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.

The Raconteurs In Concert

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Urban Verbs in Concert

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares a remembrance of a band he says changed his life: Urban Verbs. Boilen first heard the group while living in Washington, D.C. in the late '70s, where the band got its start, and helped create a thriving music scene in the nation's capital. Urban Verbs are reuniting for a full concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., a club they first played more than a quarter century ago.

Urban Verbs in Concert

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Soul-Rocker Danielia Cotton in Concert

XPN

With an equal emphasis on rock, jazz, and soul, the New York-based singer draws on a wide range of influences, from Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones to Mavis Staples and Etta James. Hear Cotton perform at WXPN and World Cafe Live.

Danielia Cotton in Concert on XPN Live Fridays 5/23/08

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