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    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of July 25–27
    Photo: Mary Ellen Matthews

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

    Laurie Anderson concludes her five-night residency at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater with performances of Homeland Friday and Saturday nights.

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    Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble are at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, New York, tonight to perform Glass's score to the 1988 film Powaqqatsi at an outdoor screening of the film, all a part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! series of summer events. Variety called Powaqqatsi (the Hopi word for "life in transition") "a stunning tour-de-force." It is the second in a trilogy of film collaborations between Glass and director Godfrey Reggio that began with the seminal Koyaanisqatsi in 1982. The Ensemble will be joined for the occasion by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

    Glass will go on to Vail, Colorado, on Sunday to perform at the opening night event of the Vail International Dance Festival. The mixed bill will include performances by Paul Taylor Dance Company and former Martha Graham principal dancer Fang-Yi Sheu, among others, and feature live music from Philip Glass and cellist Wendy Sutter.

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    Kronos Quartet visits Rancho Nicasio in Nicasio, California, to perform an eclectic program of works that includes a selection from Clint Mansell's score to The Fountain, Hamza El Din's Escalay (The Water Wheel), and Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight."
    Info: ranchonicasio.com.

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    k.d. lang's Watershed tour of Britain is in full swing with an appearance tonight on BBC Radio 4's arts program Front Row, starting at 7:15 PM GMT. You can listen live online at bbc.co.uk. She'll perform at The Sage Gateshead in northeast England Saturday night as part of the Americana Weekend of the 10-day SummerTyne Festival. Info: thesagegateshead.org.

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    The Brad Mehldau Trio brings the music and vibe of its Live recording to Piazza San Nicola in beautiful Bari, Italy, on the Adriatic coast.

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    Punch Brothers play the 2008 RockyGrass Festival in Lyons, Colorado, on Saturday. Punch bassist Greg Garrison and banjo player Noam Pikelny both have roots in the Boulder band Leftover Salmon. KGNU, Boulder's independent, non-commercial radio station, will broadcast live from the festival grounds from 9 AM to 1 PM MST. Though it unfortunately won't cover the Punch set, which begins at 7:15 PM, you can catch the RockyGrass vibe online at kgnu.org.

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    Wilco kicks off their summer tour of the States in what could safely be considered one of the farther reaches of the US they've ever played: Fairbanks, Alaska. The group starts things off at The Blue Loon (theblueloon.com) tonight in their first-ever Alaska gig then heads south to Anchorage to play The Moose's Tooth (moosestooth.net) Saturday night. The Blue Loon's owner, Adam Wool, tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: “I think this is a bigger band than Fairbanks realizes. These guys have a huge fan base, and there are a lot of people coming up from the Lower 48 for this."

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Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of July 25–27

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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.

Laurie Anderson concludes her five-night residency at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater with performances of Homeland Friday and Saturday nights.

---

Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble are at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, New York, tonight to perform Glass's score to the 1988 film Powaqqatsi at an outdoor screening of the film, all a part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! series of summer events. Variety called Powaqqatsi (the Hopi word for "life in transition") "a stunning tour-de-force." It is the second in a trilogy of film collaborations between Glass and director Godfrey Reggio that began with the seminal Koyaanisqatsi in 1982. The Ensemble will be joined for the occasion by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

Glass will go on to Vail, Colorado, on Sunday to perform at the opening night event of the Vail International Dance Festival. The mixed bill will include performances by Paul Taylor Dance Company and former Martha Graham principal dancer Fang-Yi Sheu, among others, and feature live music from Philip Glass and cellist Wendy Sutter.

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Kronos Quartet visits Rancho Nicasio in Nicasio, California, to perform an eclectic program of works that includes a selection from Clint Mansell's score to The Fountain, Hamza El Din's Escalay (The Water Wheel), and Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight."
Info: ranchonicasio.com.

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k.d. lang's Watershed tour of Britain is in full swing with an appearance tonight on BBC Radio 4's arts program Front Row, starting at 7:15 PM GMT. You can listen live online at bbc.co.uk. She'll perform at The Sage Gateshead in northeast England Saturday night as part of the Americana Weekend of the 10-day SummerTyne Festival. Info: thesagegateshead.org.

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The Brad Mehldau Trio brings the music and vibe of its Live recording to Piazza San Nicola in beautiful Bari, Italy, on the Adriatic coast.

---

Punch Brothers play the 2008 RockyGrass Festival in Lyons, Colorado, on Saturday. Punch bassist Greg Garrison and banjo player Noam Pikelny both have roots in the Boulder band Leftover Salmon. KGNU, Boulder's independent, non-commercial radio station, will broadcast live from the festival grounds from 9 AM to 1 PM MST. Though it unfortunately won't cover the Punch set, which begins at 7:15 PM, you can catch the RockyGrass vibe online at kgnu.org.

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Wilco kicks off their summer tour of the States in what could safely be considered one of the farther reaches of the US they've ever played: Fairbanks, Alaska. The group starts things off at The Blue Loon (theblueloon.com) tonight in their first-ever Alaska gig then heads south to Anchorage to play The Moose's Tooth (moosestooth.net) Saturday night. The Blue Loon's owner, Adam Wool, tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: “I think this is a bigger band than Fairbanks realizes. These guys have a huge fan base, and there are a lot of people coming up from the Lower 48 for this."

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