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    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of August 1–3
    Jay Blakesberg

    Here is our weekly list of just some of the many events going on across the globe this weekend featuring Nonesuch artists ...

    Amadou & Mariam, The Black Keys, and Wilco will all be taking part in Lollapalooza, a highlight of the summer festival season, which gets under way today in Chicago's Grant Park. The Black Keys kick things off today with a 4:15 PM set. Wilco headlines Day 2 on Saturday, playing the night's closing set at 8:30 PM. Amadou & Mariam play the afternoon of the closing day, 3:15 PM Sunday.

    Also on Sunday, Wilco, hometown favorites, will be on the other side of town, at 1:20 PM, performing the national anthem at Wrigley Field to open the Cubs game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    The Black Keys will return to their home state of Ohio to play the Toledo Civic Theater on Saturday (read more in the Toledo Blade) and then head north for a sold-out show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto.

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    John Adams's Short Ride in a Fast Machine will be performed twice this weekend—tonight at St. Laurence Church in Ludlo, England, and tomorrow night at Wrekin College in Telford, by the BISYOC (Bedstone International Summer Youth Orchestra Camp), a charitable intercultural youth symphony orchestra exchange for young musicians representing more than a dozen European countries. Info: bisyoc.com.

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    Bill Frisell, who played his first-ever Oklahoma show last night at the aptly titled Blank Slate in Tulsa, takes the Quartet, featuring featuring Eyvind Kang, Steve Moore, and Kenny Wollesen, to Fort Worth, Texas, tonight to play at the McDavid Studio at Bass Performance Hall. Bill spoke with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, about his latest album, History, Mystery, leading the paper to write: "Bound only by his imagination, his sonic scope seems to know few limits." The Quartet then plays the Continental Club in Austin on Saturday and Sunday nights.

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    Kronos Quartet participates in a world-premiere collaboration with Afghan musician Homayoun Sakhi, among the world’s best players of the rubâb, a double-chambered lute, as part of the weekend-long Music Without Borders events for the Bay Area Now 5 festival at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The concert with Sakhi takes place Saturday night at 8 PM and includes the world premiere of the piece Rangin Kaman (The Homayoun SakhiRainbow), co-commissioned by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and YBCA. 

    Tonight, Kronos performs at YBCA's Novellus Theater at 8 PM in a program of music from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iran, India, and Kazakhstan. As part of the concert, Kronos will showcase three new instruments that were designed and built for the group by Bay Area sound artist Walter Kitundu.

    The weekend's events began a day early, with a screening last night of the film Half Moon, about a Kurdish musician in the twilight of his life who travels to Iraq for a concert to celebrate the fall of Saddam Hussein.

    Saturday's Music Without Borders events also include a free "listening party" titled "What's David Harrington Listening to?" followed by a free screening of the film Breaking the Silence: Music in Afghanistan, which examines the recovery of music in that country  after the lifting of the Taliban’s prohibition of music.

    For all the festival details and to purchase tickets, visit ybca.org.

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    k.d. lang's UK tour is now well underway. Earlier this week, she performed at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, England, to which the Manchester Evening News gave four stars, praising k.d.'s "epic warble of star quality" as well as her "smarts to known when to unleash or scale back," and at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh that the Edinburgh News gave four stars and called a "passionate show."

    Tonight she performs at Symphony Hall in Birmingham and on Sunday at the Brighton Dome in Brighton. On Saturday, she'll be headlining the Cambridge Folk Festival. 

    The Cambridge News reports that of all the top-name performers at this year's festival, the one that the event's organizer Eddie Barcan "is most looking forward to is American country star k.d. lang, who plays the festival for the first time this year." To coincide with the festival, k.d. will appear live on BBC Radio 2's Radcliffe & Maconie at around 4:20 PM GMT. Listen live at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

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    Sam Phillips recently announced a two-week tour this September, and this weekend, she'll offer a preview with two shows in New England. On Saturday, she'll play at Soulfest at the Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, New Hampshire, and on Sunday, she'll head down to Western Massachusetts to play at The Iron Horse in Northampton.

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    Continuing in the weekend-long festival tradition, the Sleeping Bear Dunegrass & Blues Festival gets under way in Lyons, Colorado, with Punch Brothers at 3 PM on Saturday.

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Here is our weekly list of just some of the many events going on across the globe this weekend featuring Nonesuch artists ...

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Here is our weekly list of just some of the many events going on across the globe this weekend featuring Nonesuch artists ...

Amadou & Mariam, The Black Keys, and Wilco will all be taking part in Lollapalooza, a highlight of the summer festival season, which gets under way today in Chicago's Grant Park. The Black Keys kick things off today with a 4:15 PM set. Wilco headlines Day 2 on Saturday, playing the night's closing set at 8:30 PM. Amadou & Mariam play the afternoon of the closing day, 3:15 PM Sunday.

Also on Sunday, Wilco, hometown favorites, will be on the other side of town, at 1:20 PM, performing the national anthem at Wrigley Field to open the Cubs game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Black Keys will return to their home state of Ohio to play the Toledo Civic Theater on Saturday (read more in the Toledo Blade) and then head north for a sold-out show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto.

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John Adams's Short Ride in a Fast Machine will be performed twice this weekend—tonight at St. Laurence Church in Ludlo, England, and tomorrow night at Wrekin College in Telford, by the BISYOC (Bedstone International Summer Youth Orchestra Camp), a charitable intercultural youth symphony orchestra exchange for young musicians representing more than a dozen European countries. Info: bisyoc.com.

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Bill Frisell, who played his first-ever Oklahoma show last night at the aptly titled Blank Slate in Tulsa, takes the Quartet, featuring featuring Eyvind Kang, Steve Moore, and Kenny Wollesen, to Fort Worth, Texas, tonight to play at the McDavid Studio at Bass Performance Hall. Bill spoke with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, about his latest album, History, Mystery, leading the paper to write: "Bound only by his imagination, his sonic scope seems to know few limits." The Quartet then plays the Continental Club in Austin on Saturday and Sunday nights.

---

Kronos Quartet participates in a world-premiere collaboration with Afghan musician Homayoun Sakhi, among the world’s best players of the rubâb, a double-chambered lute, as part of the weekend-long Music Without Borders events for the Bay Area Now 5 festival at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The concert with Sakhi takes place Saturday night at 8 PM and includes the world premiere of the piece Rangin Kaman (The Homayoun SakhiRainbow), co-commissioned by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and YBCA. 

Tonight, Kronos performs at YBCA's Novellus Theater at 8 PM in a program of music from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iran, India, and Kazakhstan. As part of the concert, Kronos will showcase three new instruments that were designed and built for the group by Bay Area sound artist Walter Kitundu.

The weekend's events began a day early, with a screening last night of the film Half Moon, about a Kurdish musician in the twilight of his life who travels to Iraq for a concert to celebrate the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Saturday's Music Without Borders events also include a free "listening party" titled "What's David Harrington Listening to?" followed by a free screening of the film Breaking the Silence: Music in Afghanistan, which examines the recovery of music in that country  after the lifting of the Taliban’s prohibition of music.

For all the festival details and to purchase tickets, visit ybca.org.

---

k.d. lang's UK tour is now well underway. Earlier this week, she performed at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, England, to which the Manchester Evening News gave four stars, praising k.d.'s "epic warble of star quality" as well as her "smarts to known when to unleash or scale back," and at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh that the Edinburgh News gave four stars and called a "passionate show."

Tonight she performs at Symphony Hall in Birmingham and on Sunday at the Brighton Dome in Brighton. On Saturday, she'll be headlining the Cambridge Folk Festival. 

The Cambridge News reports that of all the top-name performers at this year's festival, the one that the event's organizer Eddie Barcan "is most looking forward to is American country star k.d. lang, who plays the festival for the first time this year." To coincide with the festival, k.d. will appear live on BBC Radio 2's Radcliffe & Maconie at around 4:20 PM GMT. Listen live at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

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Sam Phillips recently announced a two-week tour this September, and this weekend, she'll offer a preview with two shows in New England. On Saturday, she'll play at Soulfest at the Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, New Hampshire, and on Sunday, she'll head down to Western Massachusetts to play at The Iron Horse in Northampton.

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Continuing in the weekend-long festival tradition, the Sleeping Bear Dunegrass & Blues Festival gets under way in Lyons, Colorado, with Punch Brothers at 3 PM on Saturday.

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