Marco Borggreve/Boston Symphony Orchestra

The 35-year-old Latvian conductor brings a sincerity and enthusiasm to his position, marking the end of a three-year period of uncertainty for one of America's oldest and most respected ensembles.

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Pianist, composer, and vocalist Freddy Cole can take any song and bring out colors and nuances never heard before. He brings this special ability to "Sometimes I'm Happy" in 1998 session.

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Tweedy's goofy new video "Low Key," starring John Hodgman as a desperate record executive and Jeff and Spencer Tweedy as musicians and reluctant record salesmen, was directed by Nick Offerman.

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John Vettese/WXPN

The Austin band performs songs from They Want My Soul, which finds Spoon revitalized after a hiatus.

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Justin Baker/WireImage

"The best way to represent the places where you from is be yourself, completely," says the musician and actor.

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