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Neil Gaiman And Amanda Palmer's Variety Show; Randy Weston And Billy Harper's Global Blues

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Recorded live in 2012, 'An Evening With Neil Gaiman And Amanda Palmer' features the writer and musician couple performing duets and cover songs, reading poetry, short stories, and more. Recorded live in 2012, 'An Evening With Neil Gaiman And Amanda Palmer' features the writer and musician couple performing duets and cover songs, reading poetry, short stories, and more. (Wayne Hoerchel/Backstagerider.com/Courtesy of the artist)

In this episode: Husband-and-wife power couple and creative forces Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer -- the acclaimed and innovative author and the audacious musician and Kickstarter-funded firebrand, respectively -- talk about their ambitious traveling variety show, a few new projects in the works, and even sing a song together!

Then, the legendary jazz pianist Randy Weston and longtime sax player Billy Harper perform songs from their latest collaboration, Roots of the Blues, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer and Randy Weston

Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer's Traveling Roadshow

Author Neil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods) and singer Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls, The Grand Theft Orchestra) talk about their traveling husband-and-wife variety show.

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Watch: Randy Weston And Billy Harper, In The Studio

Watch jazz visionaries Randy Weston and Billy Harper perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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The soulful R&B singer performs at the Highline Ballroom Wednesday. Stream her new single with Anthony Hamilton, "Say That."

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