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Mountain Stage
4:19 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Mason Jennings On Mountain Stage

Mason Jennings performing live on Mountain Stage.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 4:22 pm

Mason Jennings appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.V. Raised in Hawaii by way of Pittsburgh, Jennings has made his home in Minnesota for the past two decades. During that time, he's built a loyal following throughout the Upper Midwest and beyond.

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Holiday Music
2:00 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

A Paul Winter Solstice Concert 2013

Paul Winter performing with the Forces of Nature ensemble.
Clifford A. Sobel Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 8:30 am

Saxophonist Paul Winter has a longstanding tradition of celebrating the longest night of the year with a concert. For the 33rd year in a row, Winter presents his annual Winter Solstice Celebration, recorded last year at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Upper Manhattan.

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Best Music Of 2013
12:55 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Top 10 Slept-On R&B Songs Of The Year

Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Sun December 22, 2013 12:50 am

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Best Music Of 2013
11:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Top 10 Public Radio Studio Sessions Of 2013

Savages lead singer Jehnny Beth during the band's visit to KEXP in Seattle.
Brittney Bush Bollay KEXP

Originally published on Fri December 20, 2013 2:02 pm

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3:35 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Have Yourself A Sullen Little Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

Originally published on Fri December 20, 2013 10:13 am

Less than a week before Christmas, holly-jolly holiday music abounds — and if you're not feeling holly or jolly, it can be a little hard to take. For NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and Morning Edition producer Travis Larchuk, the holidays often mean searching for alternatives: In Thompson's case, it means diversions into melancholy, while Larchuk often seeks something cutting or sarcastic or hyperrealistic to cut through the treacle.

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