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

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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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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The laid-back Californian Donavon Frankenreiter performed a Live Fridays concert at WXPN on Nov. 26. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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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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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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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.

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Robert Randolph And The Family Band In Concert

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Randolph is a true master of the pedal steel guitar. Listen to his band run through blues, funk and gospel during a World Cafe Live show at WXPN in Philadelphia.

Robert Randolph And The Family Band In Concert

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Video: Rodrigo Y Gabriela Live From Dublin

The Mexican duo was discovered while busking in Irish pubs and went on to perform in some of the world's largest venues. Now they go back to where it started. Watch an intimate concert performance, live from a secret location in Dublin.

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Matt White And Julie Adams On Mountain Stage

Matt White went mainstream with his debut record in 2007. Here, he shows off tracks from his sophomore album, It's the Good Crazy.

Matt White And Julie Adams On Mountain Stage

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Don Quixote (Jose Van Dam) describes himself as a knight-errant who wanders the world righting wrongs, comforting mourners and aiding the oppressed. Johan Jacobs hide caption

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Tilting at Windmills:  Massenet's 'Don Quichotte'

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Massenet's Don Quichotte is one of several operas based on Miguel Cervantes' 17th-century novel, in which the self-proclaimed knight-errant travels the world righting wrongs.

Hear An Introduction To The Opera

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