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Grounded in her expressive voice and piano playing, "Falling Like Fools" by St. Louis musician Lizzie Weber glides upward on a rich string arrangement and vulnerable emotions.

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"This is a song about … well, I don’t really know," says Ben Folds early in his show at Powell Hall, smiling, smirking even, at the packed theatre.

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On "The Weight of It All," call-and-response vocals and a surging, guitar-lit chorus enrich the piano-based confessions of Newfoundland-born, Halifax, Canada-based singer-songwriter Kim Harris.

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Ellen Cook has been hot on the heels of the St. Louis music scene for years. Last fall she released her first full-length album, "Bang Bang Bang," which has done well locally, under her stage name Ellen the Felon.

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You could call "Remember Me" by Christina Martin piano pop, but it's so much more than any two-word label. A plea, a memory, a melody that captures the slipping-away of private life while reaching out to the widest audience, it's the kind of song that unfolds new feelings with each listen.

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With a deceptively spare arrangement of piano, bass, horns and drums, "Four Months to Kill" by Finnish singer and songwriter Astrid Swan has a tempting sound to match its story of love gone darkly wrong.

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Sara Bareilles
"The Blessed Unrest"
Epic

It may be tempting to dismiss Sara Bareilles as just another piano-playing pop princess with a couple of polished hits, but to do so is to overlook a diverse and growing young artist.

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Ben Folds is no stranger to playing packed houses full of excited fans in St. Louis. However, last night's room was different.

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When many folks hear the name Bruce Hornsby, they automatically hark back to his string of pop radio hits in the mid-1980s with his original band, the Range. Yet Hornsby is so much more as a musician and songwriter than that string of hits.

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In 1975, in his book Mystery Train, Greil Marcus wrote of Randy Newman: "Newman is afraid of his sensibility, to the degree that he has to get it over to an audience." 36 years later, here he is in the Sheldon Concert Hall, sitting on his piano bench before a great Steinway, which yawned at a full house of devoted fans, many of them around his age -- and Mr. Newman seems only moderately comfortable.

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