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Tibet House's 2020 US Benefit Concert Rocked with Iggy Pop and Patti Smith

Patti Smith brought down the house at the annual Tibet House benefit as she first paid tribute to Kurt Cobain and Allen Ginsberg with "About a Boy" and "Don't Say Nothing'".

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Modern Music Icons Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet Collaborate with Heart-stopping Beauty

There's no mistaking that Landfall is an album heavy with gloom and grief. Nonetheless, it's beautiful and an excellent first collaboration between Anderson and Kronos.

Music

Day for Night Festival Sets High Bar with Awe-Inspiring Acts and Art

Houston's Day for Night festival was more female any other festival I had attended with tons to offer (including shelter from a downpour).

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Sound Machine: The Evolutionary Vocabulary of the Human Voice

Amplification and voice technologies are bringing a broader palate of sounds to the singer. It’s not all beautiful, but it's very human.

Karen Cummings
Interviews

A Sage Among Singers: An Interview With Janice Pendarvis

From performing with Sting, Philip Glass and Laurie Anderson to appearing in 20 Feet from Stardom, Janice Pendarvis finds wisdom beyond her comfort zone.

Music

Laurie Anderson: Heart of a Dog

The companion to the film of the same name, Heart of a Dog is a welcome and beautiful story from an American great.

Film

Laurie Anderson's Reflection on Life and Death, Love and Art

Heart of a Dog reveals the gorgeous and difficult and sometimes creepy thing about stories; they mix truth and fiction, they reveal and refract.

Film

Venice Film Festival 2015: 11 Minutes + Heart of a Dog + A Matter of Life and Death + Interrogation

A thriller, a portrait of a dog, a challenge to Heaven, and a bloody crime drama.

Music

Steve Nieve: ToGetHer

This album may ultimately be better suited to summer haze than winter chill. But Nieve is one classy musician and these songs (mostly) deserve a listen.

Music

Peter Gabriel: So (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

A year late, the anniversary edition of the album that shot Peter Gabriel to superstardom is the sort of reissue that selectively assembles bonus material that will enhance our appreciation of the original work rather than gathering up all the odds and sods for completism's sake.

Events

Laurie Anderson + Geri Allen: 17 July 2012 - New York

The Stone only accommodates an audience of about 60. But when Laurie Anderson performed with pianist Geri Allen, each would have rather been nowhere else.

Music

Kevin Devine: Brother's Blood

Forget Ingrid Michaelson. This guy is the best singer-songwriter out of Staten Island -- at least for now.

Music

Laurie Anderson: Big Science

Remastered for the 25th anniversary of its original release, Laurie Anderson's debut remains a uniquely compelling and surprisingly timeless statement on life in the modern world.

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Mcluhans Wake (2002)

As dangerous as the world seems to be, it is also enchanting; all the more reason to try to understand the ways in which we are being affected, refigured even, by the tools of our own invention.

Shaun Huston
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