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Disney Songwriter Robert Sherman Has Died

He and his brother wrote "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "It's a Small World."

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Band leader Johnny Otis poses for a portrait in surrounded by "The Jelly Roll" records in 1947.

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State Department Sends 'Chai' Comedy Tour To India

Three comics, all Indian-American, will play seven cities in the land of their parents' birth. On the bill: politics, gender roles and religion.

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Music In Holiday Concerts Thorny Subject For Public Schools

Music teachers are heroes, but their trickiest task might be picking songs for the winter concert.

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