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December is a slow month in regards to concerts as, presumably, most musicians would prefer to spend time with their families during the holiday season. However, The Tonight Show with Conan O' Brien films until the week before Christmas and is something that everyone local to Los Angeles should experience at least once. At the very reasonable price of completely free, one can see the comedian, his celebrity guests and a popular musical act live at the NBC studios.
On December 15th, Norah Jones, while promoting her new album The Fall, appeared as a musical guest for the show. Norah Jones is best known for sweeping the Grammy Awards in 2003, taking home 8 awards including Best New Artist and Album of the Year, despite being largely unknown by the public at the time. In the past her music has been categorized as jazz with soul and folk influences. On her latest fourth album, she steps outside of the box a little bit, her ballads still nurturing, but more up-tempo with hints of blues and soul.