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Here are three arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.
The “godmother of rock & roll” takes center stage at American Masters. Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a gospel-singing guitar player who brought an earthiness to spirituality. You can watch the full documentary here:

Watch Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll on PBS. See more from American Masters.

Coming up on PBS next month, Aaron Neville performs a concert based on “My True Story,” his latest album, which is actually a throw back to the earliest days of his career. Get a preview of him doo-woping at the Brooklyn Bowl along with special guest Paul Simon and others.

Watch Aaron Neville: Doo Wop: My True Story – Preview on PBS. See more from pbs.

KCET’s Artbound profiles Tanya Aguinga, a Tijuana-born Los Angeles-based artist who practices performance crafting, i.e “taking craft into the streets.” In this video, the artist becomes the craft object, as friends cover her body in felt.

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