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Live music's long and complex history in America

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Live music is more than musicians playing music in front of an audience. According to Smith College music professor and rock music historian Steve Waksman, it's also a major business venture. Waksman's book "Live Music in America: A History from Jenny Lind to Beyoncé" delves into live music as a complex cultural and business phenomenon.

Karen Brown of New England Public Media reports.

This segment aired on October 21, 2022.

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