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Nick Ashford, Songwriter, Singer And Producer, Has Died

Songs like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "I'm Every Woman" are ingrained in American culture.

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Best Buds From Back In The Day: Ernie and Bert on the set of Sesame Street in 1970, the year after it premiered. Children's Television Workshop/Getty Images hide caption

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Archer Mayor exposes the seedy underbelly of Brattleboro, Vt., in his mystery novels. But it's a challenge to bring out the dark side; Brattleboro, and Vermont in general, the author says, are "inordinately pleasant" places. Ken Gallager hide caption

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Unidentified Fashion Object: A 1963 rendering shows the design for Biff's Coffee Shop in Oakland, Calif. "It almost looked like a flying saucer," says Victor Newlove of Armet Davis Newlove Architects. "It looks like it's about ready to lift off." Armet & Davis Architects hide caption

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The New Wave Of Cartoon Bands

Anime character Hatsune Miku is part of the new generation of virtual bands achieving real success.

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