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There is no better way to experience true musical originality than live and in the flesh. This inconvenient fact has tortured obsessive music fans for ages. We dream about what it must have been like to watch a young Mozart dazzling members of the Viennese court, to hear Ella Fitzgerald sing at the Savoy Ballroom in the 1930s, or to be in the audience when The Beatles p…

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In 1964, Bruce Jackson took a tape recorder to Texas and rescued a dying piece of history. The University at Buffalo professor's 1965 album, "Negro Folklore From Texas State Prisons," features spirituals, work songs, poetry and scripture sung by inmates toiling in the state's agricultural prison farms. Many of the songs and styles Jackson preserved, carried on slave …

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The first object visitors see in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s smart and searing exhibition “Overtime: The Art of Work” is an Instagram-ready conveyor belt rotating endlessly into a spotless mirror.The pristine contraption, an untitled 2014 piece by the Polish artist Agnieszka Kurant, contains no products and implies no human operator. It’s simply an automated tool whirr…