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History Runs Through Daniel Bachman's Guitar

The acoustic guitarist's "Song For The Setting Sun II" boldly leaps around a room in Stratford Hall.

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Joyce DiDonato Takes A Stand At Stonewall

The opera star visits a historic gay bar to talk equality and sing a centuries-old aria.

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Wild Beasts: A 'Beautiful Truth' In A Beautiful Bar

We asked the romantic London band to perform in a century-old room in Grand Central Station.

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Garage-Rocker AJ Davila Unplugs In A Hair Salon

An exciting underground music scene has sprung up in Puerto Rico, and AJ Davila is at its helm.