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Thursday, October 4, 2012

NEA National Heritage Fellowship Awards Concert

The National Endowment for the Arts is presenting the National Heritage Fellowship Concert on Thursday, Oct. 4, to honor this year's winners.


The Avett Brothers: Matters Of Life And Death

The band follows its 2009 breakthrough album with The Carpenter, a set of songs about death and mortality — themes that have dominated the members' lives of late.

Chilly Gonzales: Pianist, Rapper, Provocateur

There's little Gonzales is afraid to try: He's worked with Drake, soundtracked the launch of the iPad and broken the world record for longest solo piano performance. His latest album applies a modern pop approach to a classical form.

Sean Rowe: An Outdoorsman Enters Civilization

After years spent playing bars, roadhouses and more bars, Rowe has become a favorite with critics for his dense story-songs and doleful baritone.

A Roving Percussionist On The Big Easy's Busy Streets

Clyde Casey has been performing in New Orleans for 40 years. His instrument of choice is a giant mobile contraption of his own making.

Selah Sue: From Online Stardom To A Stage With Prince

The young Belgian singer-songwriter came to music late, but quickly grabbed the attention of producers and singers such as Meshell Ndegeocello and Cee-Lo Green. Here, she performs selections from her self-titled debut.