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Daniela Mercury struts, twirls and sambas with her masked band, and makes The New York Times '10 Best Quarantine Concerts Online'

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With in-person shows still mostly on hold, musicians are finding new ways to insert life into livestreams. Some livestreamed concerts emulate the one-time-only experience of live shows - they're webcast just once in real time, then disappear from the web. Others recognize that anything that's digitized can be recorded and replayed. Here, alphabetically, are 10 of the best virtual concerts that have stayed online.

Can a stadium concert fit into a living room? Daniela Mercury, a Brazilian superstar who performed for hundreds of thousands of people on New Year's Eve 2010 in Rio de Janeiro, struts, twirls and sambas as if she's on a much larger stage, with her masked band behind her on what looks like a patio and her children showing up as Carnival revelers. In a nearly three-hour set of upbeat songs celebrating Carnival and her home province, Bahia, she's completely tireless.