Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein (left) and singer-songwriter Tift Merrit collaborate on the new album Night. Lisa Marie Mazzucco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Merritt And Dinnerstein, A Musical Odd Couple, On Bridging Their Worlds

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How Does A Jewish Artist Tell The Ultimate Christian Story?

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Simone Dinnerstein (left) and Tift Merritt's new album, Night, comes out March 19. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt, 'Night'

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