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The Three Kinds Of Posthumous Albums (And Where Michael Jackson Fits In)

Generally, new releases from deceased musicians fall into one of three categories. Michael Jackson's Xscape matches none of them exactly — but as part of his continuing story, it's a perfect fit.

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Southern Baptist Leaders Seek Softer Approach To Homosexuality

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The Unexpected Visitor Michael Hedges
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Veterans Advocate Says He Fears Loss Of Faith In VA

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In 'Clash Of The Financial Pundits,' Clarity For The Investor?

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Filtering A New Idea: A Book That's Educational And 'Drinkable'

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The Three Kinds Of Posthumous Albums (And Where Michael Jackson Fits In)

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No One Wants To Be With The Marlboro Man: Terry Crews On 'Manhood'

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