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    Nonesuch Events for the Long Weekend of February 14–17
    Jeri Heiden

    This long Presidents’ Day weekend in the United States, k.d. lang is on the other side of the world for the Fire Fight Australia concert for bushfire relief. She joins Queen + Adam Lambert, Alice Cooper, and a score of Australian musicians, including Olivia Newton-John, in performing at ANZ Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday for the special benefit event. The sold-out event will air on Channel Seven and Foxtel starting at 1pm in Sydney with online coverage from Foxtel GO and 7plus.

    Fire Fight Australia will donate proceeds to organizations providing vital efforts of rescue (rural and regional fire services in affected states), relief and recovery (Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery), and rehabilitation (The RSPCA Bushfire Appeal). For more information and to contribute to the efforts, visit firefightaustralia.com.

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    Laurie Anderson’s virtual-reality experience To the Moon—a collaboration with Hsin-Chien Huang—opens at The Dowse Art Museum’s Lower Hutt in Wellington, New Zealand, on Saturday. The exhibition runs daily through June 7 as part of the New Zealand Festival, for which Anderson is a guest curator.

    “It’s a very good time to be creating new realities,” Anderson told the Guardian ahead of the exhibit’s UK opening last summer. “The moon is a great subject for that—it’s a great way to investigate the unreal.”

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    Devendra Banhart concludes his European winter tour, featuring music from his new album, Ma, in Portugal, with sold-out shows at Hard Club in Porto on Saturday and Capitólio in Lisbon on Sunday and Monday. He is back home in the US to perform at Big Ears Festival at the end of March and returns to Europe this summer.

    “Banhart's singular world remains as intoxicating as ever on the earthly, analogue-sounding Ma,” says Q in a four-star review of his new album. “It feels as if all of human life is here.”

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    Daughter of Swords (aka Mountain Man's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig) concludes her winter full-band tour in her home state of North Carolina this weekend, playing a Valentine's Day show at Pinhook in Durham tonight and The Mothlight in Asheville on Saturday. She performs in the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sunday, as special guest of Tyler Childers.

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    Early James performs at The Shovel in Orlando on Saturday as special guest of Shovels & Rope. He embarks on a two-month North American tour with The Lone Bellow later this month, ahead of his forthcoming debut album, Singing for My Supper, due March 13 on Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch Records.

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    Rhiannon Giddens and multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi lead a sold-out, four-night residency at SFJAZZ’s Miner Auditorium through the weekend. The duo performed “Wayfaring Stranger,” from their album there is no Other, on RTÉ One’s Tommy Tiernan Show in Ireland last weekend; you can watch the performance here.

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    Gabriel Kahane brings his European tour to Germany with performances at Stadtgarten in Köln tonight, Nachtasyl in Hamburg on Saturday, and Alter Roter Löwe Rein in Berlin on Sunday. He heads to Amsterdam for a concert at Roode Bioscoop on Monday.

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    Mandy Patinkin, who can be seen on Showtime’s Homeland, now in its eighth and final season, concludes his Children and Art tour in Florida, performing at Tennessee Williams Theatre in Key West tonight and Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota on Sunday. He is accompanied by pianist Adam Ben-David.

    Children and Art, released last year on Nonesuch and recorded in New York with pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), includes songs by Randy Newman, Laurie Anderson, Lyle Lovett, Stephen Sondheim, Patinkin himself, and more.

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    Joshua Redman and the Still Dreaming quartet—drummer Dave King, bassist Scott Colley, and cornetist Ron Miles—bring music from their 2018 self-titled album, inspired by Dewey Redman's band Old and New Dreams, to Duke University’s Baldwin Auditorium in Durham, North Carolina, tonight, and August Wilson African American Cultural Center in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Washington Post calls the group “consistently riveting.”

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    Chris Thile hosts his public radio show, Live From Here, from The Town Hall in New York City on Saturday, with special guests Indigo Girls, Real Estate, Amanda Brown, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, and comedian Lewis Black. Folks in the US can tune in on their favorite public radio station this weekend and around the world via livefromhere.org, starting at 5:45 PM ET.

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    Yola takes her North American Walk Through Fire tour to Montana, performing at Pub Station in Billings tonight and Top Hat in Missoula on Saturday. She heads to Washington state for a concert at The Neptune in Seattle on Sunday.

    The Dallas Observer, reviewing Yola’s show at The Kessler Theater last weekend, called it an “incredible, soul-stirring performance … the ecstatic, effortless beauty of her voice—lined with life, rich with feeling—landed like the sweetest knockout punch.”

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k.d. lang performs at the Fire Fight Australia concert for bushfire relief … Devendra Banhart plays Portugal … Daughter of Swords tours North Carolina, Nashville … Early James is in Orlando … Rhiannon Giddens leads SFJAZZ residency … Gabriel Kahane tours Europe … Mandy Patinkin concludes tour in Florida … Joshua Redman brings Still Dreaming to Durham, Pittsburgh … Chris Thile hosts Live From Here from NYC … Yola heads West …

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This long Presidents’ Day weekend in the United States, k.d. lang is on the other side of the world for the Fire Fight Australia concert for bushfire relief. She joins Queen + Adam Lambert, Alice Cooper, and a score of Australian musicians, including Olivia Newton-John, in performing at ANZ Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday for the special benefit event. The sold-out event will air on Channel Seven and Foxtel starting at 1pm in Sydney with online coverage from Foxtel GO and 7plus.

Fire Fight Australia will donate proceeds to organizations providing vital efforts of rescue (rural and regional fire services in affected states), relief and recovery (Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery), and rehabilitation (The RSPCA Bushfire Appeal). For more information and to contribute to the efforts, visit firefightaustralia.com.

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Laurie Anderson’s virtual-reality experience To the Moon—a collaboration with Hsin-Chien Huang—opens at The Dowse Art Museum’s Lower Hutt in Wellington, New Zealand, on Saturday. The exhibition runs daily through June 7 as part of the New Zealand Festival, for which Anderson is a guest curator.

“It’s a very good time to be creating new realities,” Anderson told the Guardian ahead of the exhibit’s UK opening last summer. “The moon is a great subject for that—it’s a great way to investigate the unreal.”

---

Devendra Banhart concludes his European winter tour, featuring music from his new album, Ma, in Portugal, with sold-out shows at Hard Club in Porto on Saturday and Capitólio in Lisbon on Sunday and Monday. He is back home in the US to perform at Big Ears Festival at the end of March and returns to Europe this summer.

“Banhart's singular world remains as intoxicating as ever on the earthly, analogue-sounding Ma,” says Q in a four-star review of his new album. “It feels as if all of human life is here.”

---

Daughter of Swords (aka Mountain Man's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig) concludes her winter full-band tour in her home state of North Carolina this weekend, playing a Valentine's Day show at Pinhook in Durham tonight and The Mothlight in Asheville on Saturday. She performs in the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sunday, as special guest of Tyler Childers.

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Early James performs at The Shovel in Orlando on Saturday as special guest of Shovels & Rope. He embarks on a two-month North American tour with The Lone Bellow later this month, ahead of his forthcoming debut album, Singing for My Supper, due March 13 on Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch Records.

---

Rhiannon Giddens and multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi lead a sold-out, four-night residency at SFJAZZ’s Miner Auditorium through the weekend. The duo performed “Wayfaring Stranger,” from their album there is no Other, on RTÉ One’s Tommy Tiernan Show in Ireland last weekend; you can watch the performance here.

---

Gabriel Kahane brings his European tour to Germany with performances at Stadtgarten in Köln tonight, Nachtasyl in Hamburg on Saturday, and Alter Roter Löwe Rein in Berlin on Sunday. He heads to Amsterdam for a concert at Roode Bioscoop on Monday.

---

Mandy Patinkin, who can be seen on Showtime’s Homeland, now in its eighth and final season, concludes his Children and Art tour in Florida, performing at Tennessee Williams Theatre in Key West tonight and Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota on Sunday. He is accompanied by pianist Adam Ben-David.

Children and Art, released last year on Nonesuch and recorded in New York with pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), includes songs by Randy Newman, Laurie Anderson, Lyle Lovett, Stephen Sondheim, Patinkin himself, and more.

---

Joshua Redman and the Still Dreaming quartet—drummer Dave King, bassist Scott Colley, and cornetist Ron Miles—bring music from their 2018 self-titled album, inspired by Dewey Redman's band Old and New Dreams, to Duke University’s Baldwin Auditorium in Durham, North Carolina, tonight, and August Wilson African American Cultural Center in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Washington Post calls the group “consistently riveting.”

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Chris Thile hosts his public radio show, Live From Here, from The Town Hall in New York City on Saturday, with special guests Indigo Girls, Real Estate, Amanda Brown, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, and comedian Lewis Black. Folks in the US can tune in on their favorite public radio station this weekend and around the world via livefromhere.org, starting at 5:45 PM ET.

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Yola takes her North American Walk Through Fire tour to Montana, performing at Pub Station in Billings tonight and Top Hat in Missoula on Saturday. She heads to Washington state for a concert at The Neptune in Seattle on Sunday.

The Dallas Observer, reviewing Yola’s show at The Kessler Theater last weekend, called it an “incredible, soul-stirring performance … the ecstatic, effortless beauty of her voice—lined with life, rich with feeling—landed like the sweetest knockout punch.”

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