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

'Fresh Air' Remembers Choreographer Paul Taylor

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Taylor, who died Wednesday, began dancing when he was 22 and worked with some of the world's most renowned choreographers before establishing his own dance troupe. Originally broadcast in 1987.

'Fresh Air' Remembers Choreographer Paul Taylor

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George Li performs a Tiny Desk Concert on July 31, 2018 (Eric Lee/NPR). Eric Lee/NPR hide caption

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George Li

Watch the young Harvard grad dispatch some of the most "knuckle-busting" piano repertoire with uncommon panache and precision.

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Amos Lee Finds Mighty Inspiration On His New Album

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"Little Light" stands out among the complex, twisty and sometimes even dark material on Lee's new album, My New Moon. The song's inspiration is a brave grade-schooler named Maya.

Amos Lee Mini Concert On World Cafe

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Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko perform a Tiny Desk concert on June 29, 2018. Eric Lee/NPR hide caption

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Tech N9ne Feat. Krizz Kaliko

Two of Kansas City's finest — and indie hip-hop's trailblazers — deliver a dose of Strange Music.

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Watch The Dixie Hummingbirds Perform Live

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A Gospel Roots of Rock And Soul performance from one of the most influential gospel groups of all time.

T.I. performs a Tiny Desk Concert on July 13, 2018 (Eslah Attar/NPR). Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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T.I.

In the fifteen years since he released Trap Muzik, Tip Harris has reinvented himself a thousand times over. But the stories he recounts from that era make his Tiny Desk a memorable one.

Dermot Kennedy performs a Tiny Desk Concert on July 27, 2018 (Eslah Attar/NPR). Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Dermot Kennedy

Backed for the first time ever by members of the Howard Gospel Choir, the Irish singer-songwriter shows off a voice built to fill stadiums in more ways than one.

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Sarah Siskind On Mountain Stage

The singer-songwriter says returning to Mountain Stage for the second time is like "coming back to camp."

Sarah Siskind On Mountain Stage

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Camp Cope

The Australian band uses tiny moments of introspection to illuminate life's bewildering, terrifying, isolating aspects — especially as they apply to women.

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Bermuda Triangle, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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It's not often you find a band with three lead singers who each sound as impressive on their own as they do together.

Bermuda Triangle, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Lera Lynn 'Plays Well With Others' In Concert

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To celebrate the release of her latest album, Lynn gathered the album's collaborators for a special record release concert at Nashville's 3rd and Lindsley Bar & Grill.

World Cafe: Lera Lynn Mini-Concert

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Yo-Yo Ma

Watch the 19-time Grammy winner return to his lifelong passion for J.S. Bach, playing music from the Cello Suites and offering advice on the art of incremental learning.

Wattstax: The Benefit Concert From The Past That Echoes Into The Present

In a summer full of anniversaries, the 1972 Wattstax concert in Los Angeles probably doesn't stick out. But Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia, of NPR's What's Good With Stretch and Bobbito podcast, have good reason to talk about it.

Wattstax: The Benefit Concert From The Past That Echoes Into The Present

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