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Emmylou Harris has made her association with Gram Parsons seem more significant than it was by taking his notion of “cosmic American music” and running with it. Her work hasn’t always reflected the intentions of her old cohort, since she has periodically interpreted the cosmic not as an apocalypse-fearing mystic, but as a folkie. Her career has had abysmal lows and breathtaking highs, one of the most significant of the latter being 1995’s Wrecking Ball, an airy, gorgeous collection of some of her best-chosen and -rendered songs. Tonight she makes a rare visit to a rock club, a place where her presence is occasionally felt if seldom seen. With the Kennedys and Julie and Buddy Miller at 9 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $20. (202) 393-0930. (BA)