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INTRO: Videos from M.I.A., Cyndi Lauper, Train, Steel Train, Joseph Arthur, Beach Boys and more

NEW YORK - MAY 03: M.I.A. attends the

NEW YORK - MAY 03: M.I.A. attends the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images) Credit: Getty/Larry Busacca

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M.I.A., Born Free: At Governors Island Saturday.
CYNDI LAUPER, Into the Nightlife: At Town Hall Wednesday and at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Friday and Saturday.
JOSEPH ARTHUR, Diamond Ring: At Rubin Museum of Art Friday.
CROWDED HOUSE, Fall at Your Feet: At Bowery Ballroom Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
TRAIN, Hey, Soul Sister: The biggest-selling single so far this year and a tour stop at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wednesday.
BEACH BOYS, Wouldn’t It Be Nice: At The Theater at Westbury Friday.
CHRIS ISAAK, Let Me Down Easy: At Nokia Theater Times Square Wednesday.
STEEL TRAIN, You and I Undercover: At Bowery Ballroom Thursday.
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, 14th Street: At Prospect Park Bandshell Tuesday.
LAURIE ANDERSON: Only an Expert: Another amazing musical coup for Letterman last week.

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