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

Todd Snider On Mountain Stage

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On a new album, the Don Was-produced The Excitement Plan, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter inhabits fictional characters with humor and imagination. He performs with guitar and harmonica for the 10th time in 14 years on Mountain Stage.

Todd Snider in Concert on Mountain Stage - 09/30/2009

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JACK Quartet And ICE, In Concert At (Le) Poisson Rouge

WQXR radio

As a send-off to their appearances in Darmstadt, Germany, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and the JACK Quartet perform works by Earl Brown, Yoshiaki Onishi and more in this performance.

JACK Quartet And ICE, In Concert At (Le) Poisson Rouge

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The Greencards On Mountain Stage

Two Australians and one Englishman, united by their love of American acoustic folk music, have welcomed a "resident American" into the band for their latest record, Fascination. Hear The Greencards' members play songs from their new album.

The Greencards in Concert on Mountain Stage - 09/29/2009

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Nanci Griffith On Mountain Stage

In her sixth appearance on the program, the heralded songwriter plays a couple of her hits and songs from her new album. The Loving Kind is named after a Virginia couple who overturned a state ban on interracial marriage, and represents a return to form for Griffith.

Nanci Griffith in Concert on Mountain Stage - 09/28/2009

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The Duke & The King On Mountain Stage

A Felice brother and a self-appointed monarch have banded together to form a songwriting duo. Simone Felice and Robert "Chicken" Burke perform original material from their debut album Nothing Gold Can Stay.

The Duke & The King on Mountain Stage - 09/25/2009

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The Bartered Bride

Hidden identities, secret bargains and dancing bears characterize this Czech comedy, in a production from the Prague National Opera.

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Gogol Bordello In Concert

XPN

The uninhibited, unpredictable and inimitable gypsy punk band is back with a new album, Trans-Continental Hustle. Hear Eugene Hutz and company play songs from the record at World Cafe Live.

Gogol Bordello In Concert

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Cyril Neville On Mountain Stage

The youngest of New Orleans' first family of funk, Neville spent many years performing with his brothers before collaborating with a variety of popular artists. He recently released Brand New Blues, his fourth solo album.

Cyril Neville in Concert on Mountain Stage - 09/24/2009

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Matana Roberts' COIN COIN: Live In Concert

WBGO

For the alto saxophonist, music helps tell the complicated story of her family. She presented a project inspired by genealogical research at the Jazz Gallery as part of the CareFusion Jazz Festival New York. Hear the performance.

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Anthony Braxton's 65th-Birthday Concert

WNYC Radio

Flanked by members of his 12+2tet on the stage of Le Poisson Rouge, multi-reedist and composer Anthony Braxton couldn't have looked happier. Hear the 12+2tet performance, plus Braxton's surprise spot with his former quartet featuring Marilyn Crispell, Mark Dresser and Gerry Hemmingway.

Listen Now: Anthony Braxton's 12+2tet In Concert

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Samantha Crain On Mountain Stage

The Oklahoma-raised Crain writes with evocative imagery and sings with an impassioned, hushed delivery. With her backing band the Midnight Shivers, she performs songs from her debut full-length release, Songs in the Night.

Listen Now: Samantha Crain & The Midnight Shivers On Mountain Stage

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The New Pornographers In Concert

Hear the power-pop band in a full concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.

The New Pornographers In Concert

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Ben Kweller On Mountain Stage

The singer-songwriter has been touring in support of major-label recordings since his early teens, which he spent in the band Radish. As a solo artist, Kweller continues to evolve: His latest efforts sport a country feel.

Listen Now: Ben Kweller On Mountain Stage

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Dave Alvin On Mountain Stage

Beginning with The Blasters and later in a long solo career, Alvin has enjoyed a long and varied career in the roots-rock world. His latest project finds him performing with an all-female band. Here, they perform on Mountain Stage.

Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women in Concert on Mountain Stage

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Verdi's 'Il Trovatore': Profound Or Preposterous?

WDAV

Verdi's Il Trovatore remains one of the most popular operas of all time, but it walks a fine line between tragedy and farce. Find out who threw which baby into the fire in this production from the Maggio Musicale in Florence, Italy.

Verdi's 'Il Trovatore': Profound Or Preposterous?

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