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Aretha Franklin Touches The Infinite In The Long-Delayed Film 'Amazing Grace'

Aretha Franklin, pictured during a television appearance in January 1972, the same month in which the project Amazing Grace was recorded.ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Imageshide caption

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In 'Let's Go,' Wilco Frontman Jeff Tweedy Details His Struggles And Joys

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on May 5, 2017, in New Orleans, La.Josh Brasted/Getty Imageshide caption

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'Mingus: Jazz In Detroit' Catches A Giant At A Moment Full Of Possibility

Charles Mingus poses next to a poster for his six nights of performances at the Strata Concert Gallery in Detroit in 1973. A recording of one of those nights has just been released.Sue Mingus/Courtesy of BBE Musichide caption

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What Will Mac Miller's Legacy Be?

An image of Mac Miller, who died suddenly in September, projected on the rear of the stage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif., before a benefit concert organized in Miller's honor.Scott Dudelson/Getty Imageshide caption

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After Royal Wedding Spotlight, The Kingdom Choir Releases Debut Album

Following their performance at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, The Kingdom Choir, conducted by Karen Gibson, signed a record deal with Sony Music. Their first album, Stand By Me, is out now.Jeff Spicer/Getty Imageshide caption

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After Royal Wedding Spotlight, The Kingdom Choir Releases Debut Album

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Thom Yorke On Scoring The New 'Suspiria'

Suspiria is the first film score by Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.Greg Williams/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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Thom Yorke On Scoring The New 'Suspiria'

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Rhiannon Giddens Is The 21st Century's Revelator

In her solo work and with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Giddens has helped shepherd the revival of the black string band tradition in American consciousness.Claire Harbage and Angela Hsieh/NPRhide caption

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'Will The Circle Be Unbroken' Connects Musicians, Generation After Generation

"Mother" Maybelle Carter (left) performs with her daughter Helen in 1977 at the A.P. Carter Memorial Festival in Virginia.Robert Alexander/Getty Imageshide caption

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'Will The Circle Be Unbroken' Connects Musicians, Generation After Generation

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Big Freedia Is The 21st Century's Ambassador Of Freedom

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How Slick Rick And Queen Latifah 'Breathed Life Into Hip-Hop' In 1988

Slick Rick released his debut album The Great Adventures of Slick Rick in 1988.Al Pereira/Getty Imageshide caption

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How Slick Rick And Queen Latifah 'Breathed Life Into Hip-Hop' In 1988

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Tegan And Sara Are The 21st Century's Genre-Fluid Community Organizers

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You're Gonna Hear Them Roar: 'I Am Woman' Is An Anthem Beyond Its Era

"I Am Woman" singer Helen Reddy performs in 1970.Ian Dickson/Redferns/Getty Imageshide caption

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You're Gonna Hear Them Roar: 'I Am Woman' Is An Anthem Beyond Its Era

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20 Years Of Cher's 'Believe' And Its Auto-Tune Legacy

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20 Years Of Cher's 'Believe' And Its Auto-Tune Legacy

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