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    Nonesuch Events for the Long Weekend of May 25–28

    On this long Memorial Day weekend in the US, Shawn Colvin and Sara Watkins are both joining Garrison Keillor and the cast of A Prairie Home Companion for two shows at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virgina, outside of Washington, DC. There's a live performance tonight, and a live broadcast performance Saturday evening, which can be heard on public radio stations across the US and streaming live online at prairiehome.org. Also joining for both shows is singer Heather Masse, plus, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and sound effects man Mr. Fred Newman, a trio of horns sits in with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

    Watkins, one of the most frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companion (and its first-ever guest host), follows the fun of Lake Wobegon with a set at Delfest in Cumberland, Maryland, Sunday afternoon on the Potomac stage.

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    Laurie Anderson is on tour in Portugal, performing her latest piece, Dirtday!, at Teatro Cine in Torres Vedras tonight and at Teatro Virgínia in Torres Novas on Saturday. Boat, the first-ever New York exhibit of Anderson's paintings, opened earlier this month and continues at the Vito Schnabel gallery through June.

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    Billy Bragg continues his European tour celebrating Woody Guthrie's centenary and featuring music from Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions with a concert at Handelsbeurs in Gent, Belgium, tonight, followed by shows in Germany, at Manufaktur in Schorndorf on Sunday and at Club Ampere in Munich on Monday.

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    Carolina Chocolate Drops perform at the Acoustic Cafe Amphitheater in Haleyville, Alabama, tonight, before joining the Dave Matthews Band for the first of several dates together. The Chocolate Drops open for DMB at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut, on Saturday, and at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Monday.

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    James Farm—the collaborative band featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland—close out a five-day tour of the Bay Area, Berkeley-born Redman's home turf, with a three-night residency at Yoshi's in Oakland, tonight, Saturday, and Sunday.

    Up next: a four-night residency at Blue Note Tokyo next week.

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    Kronos Quartet joins Philip Glass and conductor Michael Riesman are in the UK for a short tour of performances of Dracula, featuring Glass's original score for the 1931 horror film classic starring Bela Lugosi, performed with the film. (Nonesuch Records released the Kronos recording of the score in 1999.) This weekend's performances include tonight's show at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on Sunday.

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    Richard Goode gives a solo piano recital at the Auditorio Príncipe Felipe in Oviedo, Spain, on Saturday. The program includes works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Chopin.

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    k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang continue their US tour with support from fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Jane Siberry. This weekend brings concerts at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts in New Orleans tonight and at Hard Rock Live in Orlando on Sunday.

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    Brad Mehldau Trio, featuring Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums, concludes its brief run of shows in Mexico with a set at Oasis Cancun tonight as part of the Jazz U Festival.

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Nonesuch Events for the Long Weekend of May 25–28

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On this long Memorial Day weekend in the US, Shawn Colvin and Sara Watkins join Garrison Keillor and the cast of A Prairie Home Companion for live shows ... Laurie Anderson brings Dirtday! to Portugal ... Billy Bragg brings Mermaid Avenue to Belgium and Germany ... Carolina Chocolate Drops tour with Dave Matthews Band ... James Farm has three nights in Oakland ... Kronos Quartet joins Philip Glass for Dracula in the UK ... Richard Goode performs in Spain ... k.d. lang is in New Orleans and Orlando ... Brad Mehldau Trio plays Cancun ... and more ...

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On this long Memorial Day weekend in the US, Shawn Colvin and Sara Watkins are both joining Garrison Keillor and the cast of A Prairie Home Companion for two shows at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virgina, outside of Washington, DC. There's a live performance tonight, and a live broadcast performance Saturday evening, which can be heard on public radio stations across the US and streaming live online at prairiehome.org. Also joining for both shows is singer Heather Masse, plus, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and sound effects man Mr. Fred Newman, a trio of horns sits in with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

Watkins, one of the most frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companion (and its first-ever guest host), follows the fun of Lake Wobegon with a set at Delfest in Cumberland, Maryland, Sunday afternoon on the Potomac stage.

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Laurie Anderson is on tour in Portugal, performing her latest piece, Dirtday!, at Teatro Cine in Torres Vedras tonight and at Teatro Virgínia in Torres Novas on Saturday. Boat, the first-ever New York exhibit of Anderson's paintings, opened earlier this month and continues at the Vito Schnabel gallery through June.

---

Billy Bragg continues his European tour celebrating Woody Guthrie's centenary and featuring music from Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions with a concert at Handelsbeurs in Gent, Belgium, tonight, followed by shows in Germany, at Manufaktur in Schorndorf on Sunday and at Club Ampere in Munich on Monday.

---

Carolina Chocolate Drops perform at the Acoustic Cafe Amphitheater in Haleyville, Alabama, tonight, before joining the Dave Matthews Band for the first of several dates together. The Chocolate Drops open for DMB at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut, on Saturday, and at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Monday.

---

James Farm—the collaborative band featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland—close out a five-day tour of the Bay Area, Berkeley-born Redman's home turf, with a three-night residency at Yoshi's in Oakland, tonight, Saturday, and Sunday.

Up next: a four-night residency at Blue Note Tokyo next week.

---

Kronos Quartet joins Philip Glass and conductor Michael Riesman are in the UK for a short tour of performances of Dracula, featuring Glass's original score for the 1931 horror film classic starring Bela Lugosi, performed with the film. (Nonesuch Records released the Kronos recording of the score in 1999.) This weekend's performances include tonight's show at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on Sunday.

---

Richard Goode gives a solo piano recital at the Auditorio Príncipe Felipe in Oviedo, Spain, on Saturday. The program includes works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Chopin.

---

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang continue their US tour with support from fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Jane Siberry. This weekend brings concerts at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts in New Orleans tonight and at Hard Rock Live in Orlando on Sunday.

---

Brad Mehldau Trio, featuring Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums, concludes its brief run of shows in Mexico with a set at Oasis Cancun tonight as part of the Jazz U Festival.

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A Prairie Home Companion: Shawn Colvin, Sara Watkins, May 2012

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