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Around the Nation

Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.

Feist appears on Sesame Street and sings an adaptation of her hit song “1,2,3,4.” Instead of teenage love, the indie rocker sings of her love for counting.

American Masters chronicles the journey of award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones as he takes on his latest, most ambitious work of his career: “Fondly Do We Hope…Fervently Do We Pray,” an original dance-theater piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial. (The NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown talked to Jones in 2009 about the piece.)

Watch Interview with Bill T. Jones on PBS. See more from American Masters.

“Where Soldiers Come From” follows childhood friends from northern Michigan who join the National Guard and are transformed from restless teenagers to 23-year-old combat veterans. The documentary will air Thursday on POV. Watch Art Beat’s interview with the film’s director, Heather Courtney.

Watch Where Soldiers Come From – Trailer on PBS. See more from POV.

Pianist Benjamin Hochman is one of this year’s three recipients of the Avery Fisher Career Grant awarded to talented instrumentalists. WNYC Sunday Arts features an excerpt of his performance of Chopin’s Polonaise Fantasy, Opus 61.

Watch Avery Fisher Career Grant Winner: Benjamin Hochman on PBS. See more from SundayArts.

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