Concerts @ NPR Music

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · From spiky rock to country and folk-tinged pop, Jenny Lewis remains one of the smartest songwriters in the business. She performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 25.
 

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · The California trio plays acoustic string-band music with boozy aggression and unhinged intensity. The Devil Makes Three performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 25.
 

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Collaborators Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer’s album Child Ballads includes early traditional folk songs that still feel accessible. They performed on Friday at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival.
 

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July 25, 2014 | WFUV · The prolific singer-songwriter showcases some of his new songs — and many others from his long and frequently glorious catalog — during a live concert from Newport, R.I.
 

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July 24, 2014 | WBGO · Charles Lloyd is celebrating his 75th birthday with a new album, Hagar’s Song, and concert in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
 

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July 18, 2014 | NPR · Hear some of the best up-and-coming artists Alt.Latino found at this year’s event, from a hypnotic Dominican singer to a dramatic Chilean pianist and a Cuban crooner.
 

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July 16, 2014 | WBGO · Guitarist Bill Frisell shines in three very different settings: with his band reworking John Lennon tunes, in a duo with violinist Jenny Scheinman, and with The Bad Plus playing music of Paul Motian.
 

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July 10, 2014 | WBGO · Hear a live performance at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival. Gretchen Parlato sings a song that Bill Evans arranged for Astrud Gilberto, while Truesdell chooses additional pieces with special meaning.
 

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July 7, 2014 | WGBH · For the first episode of Front Row Boston, the legendary Celtic punk band performs “The Boys Are Back” at their hometown House Of Blues.
 

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July 3, 2014 | WBGO · As rich as Anat Cohen’s work is, Avishai Cohen’s Triveni trio is spare. Born and raised in Tel Aviv, the siblings perform together and apart at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center.
 

 

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July 28, 2014 | NPR · The bill would overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and provide extra funding to hire more doctors and nurses. Lawmakers are expected to unveil their plan this afternoon.
 

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July 28, 2014 | NPR · Despite a demand from the United Nations Security Council for an immediate and unconditional cease-fire, fighting continued in Gaza, where the death toll has surpassed 1,000.
 

July 28, 2014 | NPR · Recent polls show more than 8 in 10 Jewish Israelis support the military operation, even as the death tolls climb. And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ratings are soaring.
 

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July 28, 2014 | NPR · Also: an excerpt of Haruki Murakami’s new book; notable books coming out this week.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · In the Land of Love and Drowning, the islands are a magical setting for three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · The Harrier Jump Jet is known for vertical take-offs and landings. It also has an accident-prone track record, but that didn’t dissuade one pilot from buying his dream plane.
 

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July 28, 2014 | NPR · Brothers Kenny and Curt Thompkins were inspired to record an album in a racquetball court after hearing the acoustics there last year. The result appears in their new album, out this week.
 

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July 28, 2014 | NPR · One hundred years after the start of World War I, hear a range of pop and classical music from artists of the era. Some music reflects the war’s violence, some gives solace.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Inspired by the birth of a child and a new career, Austin Lunn’s triumphant, ebullient new album as Panopticon steps outside his curveball mixture of metal and American folk.
 

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