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The saxophonist and composer has always pushed boundaries. Harlem Stage celebrates his career with a two-day concert retrospective of his various groundbreaking ensembles. For more, go to: (Source)

Marks’ catalog — especially her latest album — deserves a close listen, revealing a history lesson not just about her own experiences and repertoire but the entire last century of Black roots music. For more, go to: (Source)

The Nashville family has recorded with Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, to name a few. Listen to The McCrary Sisters’ first-ever appearance on Mountain Stage. For more, go to: (Source)

The co-founder of yMusic and Bon Iver collaborator performs a quarantine concert from Eau Claire, Wisc. For more, go to: (Source)

Recorded on a sunny spring day in her Los Angeles backyard, Demi Lovato sings “Tell Me You Love Me” and two songs from Dancing With The Devil…The Art Of Starting Over. For more, go to: (Source)

For all the fuss around the viral hit “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” its true message is a tender one: Hell hath no fury like what young queer people go through every day. For more, go to: (Source)

WPLN News reports on surmounting mental health concerns in Nashville’s live music community. For more, go to: (Source)

Kishi Bashi reflects on the Asian American experience and the pain of pursuing acceptance in his Morning Edition Song Project entry, “For Every Voice That Never Sang.” For more, go to: (Source)

The great drummer is sounding as good as ever in his ninth decade. Hear from him as he performs at his 80th birthday party, and as he speaks to host Christian McBride off stage. For more, go to: (Source)

Though these songs may sound like they were inspired by the pandemic, Aaron Lee Tasjan’s had an anxious mind since before the lockdown. For more, go to: (Source)