Bobby "Blue" Bland performs on stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, in 1989. David Redfern/Redferns hide caption

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Remembering The Multidimensional Music Of Bobby 'Blue' Bland

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Miranda Lambert performing in April at the Academy of Country Music Awards, where she won best song, best record and best female vocalist for the fourth year in a row. The Lambert Effect has opened doors for many of the new hopefuls blending hard country sounds with feminist-aware attitudes. Kevin Winter/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM hide caption

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Country Music's Year Of The Woman

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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. The video of Commander Hadfield's performance of David Bowie's song "Space Oddity" has been viewed more than 11 million times since it was posted to YouTube. YouTube hide caption

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On May 21, Daft Punk will release Random Access Memories, the duo's first album since 2005. David Black/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Beyonce Experiment: How Far Can She Go?

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The soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's film The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, comes out May 7. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Natalie Maines (center) at Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas during the SXSW Music Festival. Maines's band included her father, Lloyd Maines (seated left) and Ben Harper (seated right). Mindy Best/Getty Images hide caption

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