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Beers And Lovesick Doo-Wop: At Home With Los Romanticos

For the first installment in the Mi Casa Es Tu Casa series with Fusion, a Mexican band invites Alt.Latino into its house for lively conversation and great music.

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David Byrne And St. Vincent

Peek behind the curtain at the final rehearsal before David Byrne (of Talking Heads) and Annie Clark (of St. Vincent) took their collaborative album, Love This Giant, out on the road.

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Jeremy Denk

Jeremy Denk sees his apartment as his own "piano boot camp." Except for books, a coffee pot and a laptop, there's not much to do there but practice. We eavesdropped as he worked on complex etudes.

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Special Delivery: The Postal Service Story

Dntel's Jimmy Tamborello and Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard reflect on Give Up, which emerged from a casual collaboration.

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A Backstage Glimpse Of The Grand Ole Opry

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Nashville singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook takes us behind the scenes and on to the stage at the Grand Ole Opry.

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Moby: One Song, Two Days, Three Versions

Project Song challenges musicians to write and record a song in just two days — and we shoot video of the whole process. Watch Moby and collaborator Kelli Scarr write and record "Gone to Sleep."

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Morton Subotnick's Practice Space

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The pioneering electronic composer responsible for Silver Apples of the Moon turned 80 years old this week. Q2 Music visited with Subotnick and his wife in the couple's Greenwich Village apartment.

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Jonathan Biss

A building demolition inadvertently helps pianist Jonathan Biss discover the perfect practicing solution. Moving the piano out of his apartment away from the commotion allows him concentration.

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New York Polyphony

New York Polyphony sings ancient music built for big spaces. But cathedrals aren't easy to come by for every practice session. That's when the group falls back on a modest-sized living room.

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Angélica Negrón On Q2 Music's 'Spaces'

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The Puerto Rican-born composer draws from ambient music, found sound and visual art, as well as the classical-music tradition. Watch her perform in Q2 Music's video series Spaces.