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Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega: FUV Holiday Cheer 2014

by Kara Manning
Suzanne Vega (courtesy of the artist,

This year's Holiday Cheer for FUV with Conor Oberst and Friends is rich with musicians who bring a storyteller's character-driven perspective and an empathetic eye to the soulful architecture of their songs. We're so happy that one of New York's most poignant and potent lyricists, Suzanne Vega, is the latest addition to Holiday Cheer for FUV, a benefit concert for the station that the Brooklyn Vegan calls "an amazing night of folk." Suzanne joins her friend Conor Oberst as well as Natalie Merchant, Laura Marling, The Lone Bellow, The Felice Brothers and Jonathan Wilson at the Beacon Theatre on December 8. Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster.

Suzanne Vega - FUV Live at City Winery - 2014

by Rita Houston
Suzanne Vega, photo by Laura Fedele

Suzanne Vega brought beauty and insight to a mix of new and classic songs in this live set from City Winery. She is in fine voice and was joined on guitars by Gerry Leonard, who also produced her new album, Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles.

All for Pete's Sake...

by John Platt

The last few days have been an overwhelming experience for all of us at WFUV. Losing a colleague is always wrenching. Losing a legend at an early age is tragic. Losing a friend is just heartbreaking. So we all try to cope with Pete Fornatale's death.

Suzanne Vega - Words and Music - 2010

by Claudia Marshall
It's been twenty-five years since Suzanne Vega broke out as an international success with the little self-titled debut that could (and did) go platinum. At WFUV we've loved her songs for years, and when she stopped by Studio-A she treated Claudia Marshall to some stripped down re-workings of her classic--but not quite so obvious--love songs from her new album, 'Close Up, Volume 1: Love Songs.' (1/29/10)

Suzanne Vega - Words & Music - 2011

by John Platt
As Suzanne Vega continues to revisit her song catalog in the 'Close Up' series of albums, she's also exploring new territory in a new play, 'Carson McCullers Talks About Love.' She's not only the main writer but the main actor in the project, and Suzanne shared a few stories about this latest endeavor during a conversation with FUV's John Platt. [05/11/2011]

Suzanne Vega- Live Concert- 2007

by Rita Houston
Hal O'Brien (CC BY-NC-ND)

Twenty years after 'Tom's Diner' painted a picture of New York City's Upper West Side, Suzanne Vega creates an album's worth of portraits on 'Beauty and Crime' -- her first release in 6 years. Tonight, hear the new songs and more in a special City Folk Live concert recorded at Bennett Studios in New Jersey, hosted by Rita Houston. [5/14/07]