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When you're out with friends, put your cell phone away, advises New York Times advice columnist Philip Galanes. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Tracey Thorn, famous for her work in Everything but the Girl, has a new solo album of seasonal tunes called Tinsel and Lights. Edward Bishop/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Denzel Washington stars in Flight, the latest film from writer-producer-director Robert Zemeckis. Robert Zuckerman/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Joe Hill Louis, B.B. King and Rufus Thomas appear on a new multi-disc compilation of electric blues, Plug It In! Turn It Up! Bear Family Records hide caption

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After a week of recent fighting between Israel and Hamas, an Israeli soldier stands on top of a mobile artillery unit in a position near the Israel Gaza border. Ariel Schalit/Getty Images hide caption

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Musicians and friends Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale team up on a new album of country duets called Buddy and Jim. Michael Wilson photo/Paul Moore design/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On her new album, opera star Cecilia Bartoli tackles the work of Baroque composer Agostino Steffani. Uli Weber/Decca hide caption

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Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall won both the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The sequel, Bring Up the Bodies, won this year's Man Booker Prize. Francesco Guidicini/ hide caption

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Burning Bridge personnel, left to right: Jason Kao Hwang (violin), Wang Guowei (erhu), Sun Li (pipa), Ken Filiano (string bass), Andrew Drury (drum set), Joseph Daley (tuba), Steve Swell (trombone), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet/flugelhorn). Scott Friedlander/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Kao Hwang: From The Blues To China And Back

The violinist attempts to mix jazz, classical and traditional Chinese music with his octet on Burning Bridge.

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Stephen Colbert (right) performs with Ben Folds on the set of his TV show, The Colbert Report. Kris Long hide caption

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Susie Arioli's new album, All the Way, was released in June. Marianne Larochelle hide caption

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Jazz Vocalist Susie Arioli Goes 'All The Way'

Listen to an in-studio concert and conversation with the Canadian singer and her longtime guitarist, Jordan Officer.

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Bette Davis in the role of Jane Hudson in What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? The classic horror film, which has just turned 50, is being released on Blu-ray AP hide caption

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Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma) begins a journey of personal growth and spiritual discovery after being lost at sea. 20th Century Fox hide caption

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Michael Feinstein (right) worked for six years as Ira Gershwin's cataloger and archivist. Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Lyle Talbot began his career as an itinerant carnival and vaudeville performer before eventually making his way to Hollywood. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Bessie Smith, "The Empress of the Blues," gave voice the listeners' tribulations and yearnings of the 1920s and '30s. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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