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Friday Nite Videos | January 4, 2019

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America's Rigged Economy in Two Minutes. Bob Dylan: With God on Our Side. How College Loans Got So Evil. AlphaZero: Machine Learning From Scratch. Network | Movie / Theater.

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Bob Dylan: With God on Our Side

Bob Dylan's memorable 1988 Live Oakland performance of With God on Our Side made into a historical / lyric video.

Friday Nite Videos | December 21, 2018

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A Very Special Counsel Christmas. Jon Batiste Performs 'Saint James Infirmary Blues'. Walking to America with the Migrant Caravan. Capernaum |Movie. Trump’s New Chief of Staff & Stephen Miller’s New Hairline

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Jon Batiste Performs 'Saint James Infirmary Blues'

The pride of the Late Show, Jon Batiste, performs the song from his album 'Hollywood Africans' that earned a Grammy nomination for Best American Roots Performance. 'Saint James Infirmary Blues.'

Friday Nite Videos | December 14, 2018

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Five movies for the holidays: First Reformed | Movie. If Beale Street Could Talk. "Bisbee '17" | Documentary. Minding the Gap | Documentary. Amazing Grace | Documentary.

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Amazing Grace | Documentary

It took 46 years for this film to see the light of day. It was worth the wait. (Full review.) Sydney Pollack documents Aretha Franklin in two days of live recording at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles that resulted in the best-selling album of live gospel recording of all time.

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10 of the Best Political Albums You'll Hear This Year

Mat Ward Green Left Weekly
Here are the best new albums that related to this month's politics. (David Crosby, Southeast Desert Metal, Indigenoise, Darren Hayman, Midnight Oil, Barbra Streisand, Arturo O'Farrill, Bobby Sessions, Glitoris, OHHMS).

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Line Riders | Beethoven's 5th

Over three months of painstaking hand drawing went into synchronizing this wild journey of a line rider track to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

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