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Teddy Pendergrass was nominated for four Grammys and won the award for best male R&B vocal performance for "Joy" in 1989. Hulton Archive/Getty hide caption

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First-time actress Katie Jarvis plays 15-year-old Mia, a confused and troubled teen. Critic David Edelstein says casting a nonactor can sometimes be just a stunt — but director Andrea Arnold hit the jackpot with Jarvis. IFC/IFC hide caption

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Aram Roston won an Emmy Award in 2005 as a producer of NBC Nightly News. He's also served as a correspondent at CNN, a police reporter in New York City, and contributor at The Huffington Post. The Nation hide caption

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Conan O'Brien (left) says he is not willing to move The Tonight Show back by a half-hour to make way for Jay Leno's show. Kevin Winter/Getty hide caption

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T-Bone Burnett tells Terry Gross that he's long past the point where he wants to try to control everything that goes into a recording. Frazer Harrison/Getty hide caption

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Veteran journalist Jonathan Cohn has reported on politics and domestic policy for The New York Times, The Washington Post and Slate. Eyvind Claxton hide caption

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T. Christian Miller was an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times and has won numerous awards for his environmental and international reporting. Lars Klove/ProPublica hide caption

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In addition to Stronger With Each Tear, Mary J. Blige recently recorded music for the movie soundtrack to Precious. Kevin Winter/Getty hide caption

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Guitarist Bill Frisell and his trio soundtracks Buster Keaton's Go West and two more films on a new DVD. Hulton Archive / Getty Images hide caption

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French Twist: As Nick Twisp, Michael Cera (with Portia Doubleday, right) confronts the usual teen sexual insecurities. He just has a Gallic alter-ego to help. Chuy Chavez/Dimension Films hide caption

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Singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt, who died on Christmas Day 2009, had close friendships with many in the music industry and other creative fields — including Jem Cohen, a New York City filmmaker and well-known photographer. Cohen made this portrait of Chesnutt, and produced his album North Star Deserter. Jem Cohen hide caption

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Wadada Leo Smith's trumpet is raw but lyrical, full of big gestures but intimate somehow. Scott Groller hide caption

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