On the Record: November 29, 2019

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This week in On the Record, new releases from Matt Barbier, Kate Carr, Rob Clutton with Tony Malaby, and Jeffrey Zeigler, plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.

In Review: Kanye West, Nebuchadnezzar

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With 'Nebuchadnezzar,' the opera Kanye West unveiled at the Hollywood Bowl, the rap impresario invited the faithful on his path to righteousness but had to remind them to stand up and cheer, Catherine Womack reports.

Playlist (The shadows lengthen).

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This week's tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Luc Ferrari, Nile, Lise Davidsen, and Raminta Šerkšnytė.

On the Record: November 22, 2019

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This week in On the Record, new and upcoming arrivals from Anne Müller, Robert Ashley, Lori Goldston, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Graham Reynolds, and dozens more.

In Review: Martha Graham Dance Company

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Celebrating 'Appalachian Spring' at 75 could have made for a squirmy occasion; instead, Lana Norris asserts, the Martha Graham Dance Company and Peak Performances aroused hope through a smart new pairing.

Playlist (May as well fly away).

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This week's tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Erin Rogers, James Romig, Bryce Dessner, and Kelly Moran.

Nick Podgurski: Finding Epiphany in Collaboration

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Ahead of a performance with Feast of the Epiphany, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and lyricist Nick Podgurski talks with Brad Cohan about the project's foundations in collaboration, folk music, Nashville guitar, and more.

On the Record: November 15, 2019

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This week in On the Record, new and upcoming arrivals from Fatima Al Qadiri, the Chutneys, Zosha Di Castri, exclusiveOr, Philip Glass, Jacob Greenberg, Daniel Lippel, Mat Maneri, and dozens more.

Lucy Dhegrae: From Trauma to Testimony in The Processing Series

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In advance of her season-long National Sawdust residency, vocalist Lucy Dhegrae speaks with Olivia Giovetti about the intensely personal story at the heart of her project, which includes four commissioned premieres.

Playlist (Moment of awakening).

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This week's tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Stefan Fraunberger, Charles Curtis, Fatima Al Qadiri, and Mica Levi.