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The 78th Old Fiddlers' Convention in Galax, Virginia. Where music happens on and off the stage. [32:13]

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Daisy Castro

Photo courtesy of the Castro Family

Gypsy Jazz Violinist

16 year-old Daisy Castro gets to the heart of gypsy jazz. [28:00]

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Robert Ward

Photo by Daniel Schwartz

Composer and 2011 NEA Opera Honoree

Toward the end of his life, Robert Ward discussed his remarkable career in music. [29:15]

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Antonio Sanchez. Photo by Justin Bettman

Photo by Justin Bettman

Drummer

Antonio Sanchez talks about the melody of jazz drumming and his new CD, New Life. [34:21]

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Lynn Hill

Photo courtesy of Lynn Hill

Lynn Hill discusses her participation in "Holding It Down" -- Vijay Iyer's and Mike Ladd's performance piece based on the dreams of veterans of color. [26:44]

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George Wein

Photo by Vance Jacobs/vancejacobs.com

Impresario, 2005 NEA Jazz Master

A conversation with George Wein, the man who launched the first outdoor jazz festival in the US--the legendary Newport Jazz Festival. [29:54]

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Jennie C. Jones

Photo by David A. Brown

Artist

The winner of the 2012 Joyce Wein Artist Prize discusses the relationship in her work between visual art and sonic art. [26:26]

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Nick Cave

Photo by Matias Roskos

Artist

Nick Cave, chosen to participate in the U.S. State Department's Arts-in-Embassies program, talks about his Sound Suits, a unique blend of sculpture, fashion, and dance. [26:13]

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Michael Tilson Thomas

Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Symphony

National Medal of Arts Recipient

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas discusses his dual career as conductor and educator. [30:49]

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Eddie Palmieri

Photo by by Jason Goodman

2013 NEA Jazz Master

Pianist, bandleader, composer and 2013 NEA Jazz Master, Eddie Palmieri talks about his innovative music which blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz. [32:21]

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