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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

In Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, Rubin tackles the critical question: How can we make good habits and break bad ones?

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DakhaBrakha

DakhaBrakha

Blending urban avant-garde and Ukrainian village culture, the self-proclaimed “ethno-chaos” group refreshingly revisions Eastern European roots music.

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Is It Time fo...

Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?

Memories of the Holocaust inoculated Europe against overt anti-Semitism for over half a century, but recent fatal attacks and mounting hatred have left the continent confronted with a crisis and its Jews with an agonizing choice. Atlantic national correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg discusses his reporting for the April cover story with James Bennet.

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Sixth & ...

Sixth & I Tour

Uncover the unexpected story of renewal, revitalization, and reinvention of our building that has led to what Sixth & I is today.

Rodrigo Amarante

Rodrigo Amarante

The Brazilian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist sings his stripped-down and tender songs to our Downstairs stage.

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Candice Bergen

Candice Bergen

In A Fine Romance, Candice Bergen shares with humor, honesty and wisdom the big events of her life: her marriage to a famous French director, the birth of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling in love again, and watching her daughter blossom.

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Jennifer Teege

Jennifer Teege

In 2008, Teege, a German-Nigerian woman who was given up for adoption as a child, discovered that she is the granddaughter of the Nazi commandant portrayed by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List. My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me recounts the shocking discovery that profoundly disrupted her sense of herself.

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Andrea Gibson

Andrea Gibson

Now on her fifth full-length album, Flower Boy, and her second book, The Madness Vase, Gibson’s raw fearlessness has led her to the forefront of the spoken word movement.

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The Hot Sardines

The Hot Sardines

The Sardine sound—wartime Paris via New Orleans—is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, and Fats Waller used to make: straight-up, foot-stomping jazz.

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An Evening wi...

An Evening with Vijay Iyer Trio

The GRAMMY-nominated group updates the sound of their classic jazz piano trio, creating a powerful, cutting-edge new music firmly grounded in groove and pulse, but also rhythmically intricate and highly interactive.

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Nora Pouillon

Nora Pouillon

Spanning the last forty years of our culinary history, My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped Shape the Way We Eat Today tells the story of the natural foods pioneer who, earlier than anyone else, made it her mission to bring organic foods to the American table.

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Elvis Perkins

Elvis Perkins

The folk rock recording artist has earned comparisons to Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

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Ellen McCarthy

Ellen McCarthy

The Real Thing: Lessons on Love and Life from a Wedding Reporter’s Notebook is a collection of insights—on dating, commitment, breakups, weddings, and marriage—that gives us a window into the mystery, the science, and the secrets of how we find love and make it last.

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David Brooks

David Brooks

In The Road to Character, the New York Times op-ed columnist tells the story of ten great lives that illustrate how character is developed, and how we can all strive to build rich inner lives, marked by humility and moral depth.

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Ute Lemper

Ute Lemper

The cabaret and jazz singer brings her newest project, a song cycle set to the love poems of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda.

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Sunday in the...

Sunday in the Park with Sixth & I

Celebrate the end of cold weather with a potluck picnic lunch in Meridian Hill Park.

Lowland Hum

Lowland Hum

On our Downstairs stage, the North Carolina-based songwriting duo intertwines folk, indie-rock, and Americana as a foundation for their entrancing vocal harmonies.

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Kate Bolick

Kate Bolick

In Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own, Bolick uses her personal experiences to explore why she, and more than 100 million American women, remains unmarried today.

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Dustin Kensru...

Dustin Kensrue (of Thrice) and Andy Hull (of Manchester Orchestra)

Dustin Kensrue of Thrice and Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra perform songs from their solo careers.

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Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

The Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner tells a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult in God Help the Child.

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The Ballroom ...

The Ballroom Thieves

On our Downstairs stage, the Boston-based folk outfit performs its impassioned brand of folk music that combines deft instrumentation with expressive lyricism.

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