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Mountain Stage
3:21 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Jonathan Edwards On Mountain Stage

Stephan Hoglund Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu July 4, 2013 9:03 am

Singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards makes his second appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minn. Edwards opens with the song for which he's best known: his infectious Top 5 hit from 1972, "Sunshine." He's backed by the Mountain Stage band for all but the final song of his set, the rousing "This Island Earth," which he sings a cappella. When he finishes, host Larry Groce tells the audience, "If you think he's not a good singer, try singing that one yourself."

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Moogfest
2:57 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Ana Sia In Concert: Moogfest 2012

Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 11:21 am

  • Ana Sia Live From Moogfest

Ana Sia's DJ sets pull from a broad range of dance music styles, but are centered on bass-driven electronic beats. The San Francisco-based artist revealed her first full-length compilation, Surreal Estate, on the label Frite Nite last year, which is home to some of the most exciting electronic music coming out of California.

Sia's profile is on the rise due to performances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, and now Moogfest.

Here, Ana Sia performs as part of Moogfest 2012 in Asheville, N.C.

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Thistle and Shamrock
12:43 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Thistle And Shamrock: Mythography

Old Blind Dog

Ballads and tunes of Celtic origin and inspiration lead us, this week, on an exploration of myth, legend and mystery.

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All Songs Considered
12:12 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

First Watch: Walk Off The Earth, 'Red Hands'

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 1:28 pm

I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for a confetti cannon. But even more so, I love it when visuals draw me into a song. It doesn't happen often, but this video for the song "Red Hands" by Walk Off The Earth had me scratching my head wondering how it was done while it kept me smiling at the same time.

It's not the first time this band has made me smile. Earlier this year this Canadian band gathered round a single acoustic guitar and recorded themselves playing a cover version of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" that has now been watched 138 million times.

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Deceptive Cadence
10:37 am
Thu November 1, 2012

How Is The White House Like The Opera House?

With the presidential election set for Tuesday, we take a look at operas that tackle today's toughest political issues.
Scott Olson Getty Images

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