John McCormack could sing anything, from opera to German lieder to Irish folk songs. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Claude Monet bought his house in Giverny seven years after he first started renting it. He worked hard to create the gardens, later featured in his paintings, around his home. Fondation Claude Monet hide caption

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Boudin painted his Personnages sur la plage de Trouville in 1865, about 10 years after befriending Monet. Henri Brauner/Musee Eugène Boudin, Honfleur hide caption

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A 1930 Martin Ukelele. courtesy of Tony Coleman hide caption

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A painted wood carving by an unidentified internee depicts the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming. It is showcased in The Art Of Gaman, a new exhibit curated by Delphine Hirasuna and currently on display at Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. Photo: Terry Heffernan/Japanese American Museum of San Jose hide caption

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Buddha and his attendants stay zen at the bustling Virgin America ticket counter in the International Terminal at SFO. They are part of The Resplendent Stone, an exhibit of Chinese jade pieces on loan from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Beth Novey/NPR hide caption

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Ella Fitzgerald had not one sad edge to her voice. She always had listeners smiling by the second note. George Konig/Hulton Archive hide caption

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Johnny Mandel, as he appears on the cover of the Johnny Mandel Songbook. He composed the music for popular songs such as "The Shadow of Your Smile" and "Suicide Is Painless." Alfred Publishing hide caption

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WASP (from left) Frances Green, Margaret Kirchner, Ann Waldner and Blanche Osborn leave their B-17, called Pistol Packin' Mama, during ferry training at Lockbourne Army Air Force base in Ohio. They're carrying their parachutes. National Archives hide caption

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