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George Jones was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2008. He has also won several Grammy Awards. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Bobby Braddock wrote his first song at age 8 for a piano recital. He's gone on to amass a remarkable collection of chart-topping country hits. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Earlier in his career, Jimmie Dale Gilmore was a member of the band The Flatlanders. Keith Carter/Rounder Records hide caption

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Charlie Haden sang with his musical family from the time he was just 2 years old. Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The album Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters contains all of Cline's recordings on the label. Hip-O-Select hide caption

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The Godfather Gerald Depardieu plays a Parisian crime boss named Guido -- who wants Mesrine to commit bigger and bigger crimes. Music Box Films hide caption

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David and Julia Koch attend the opening night celebration of the New York City Ballet at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, on Nov. 25, 2008. Andrew H. Walker/Staff/Getty Images hide caption

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More than half of the world's Muslims live along the 10th Parallel; so do most of the world's Christians. It's a place where ideological -- and geographic -- conflicts often arise. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Moses (right), a gay Ugandan man seeking asylum in the United States, hides his face with a makeshift hood as he attends a press conference in Washington, D.C., in February. The press conference was organized to announce the formation of an event to "affirm inclusive values and call on all nations, including Uganda, to decriminalize the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people." Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A New York Times/CBS News poll found that 30 percent of people under 45 said the use of devices like smart phones and personal computers has made it harder to concentrate. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Caroline Richard Simon holds Elise Simon, 11 months old, on the day her adoption was approved by Chinese officials in Nanchang. Courtesy of Scott Simon hide caption

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Jack Clark's pulp mystery was inspired by his years of driving customers around Chicago after hours. Courtesy Jack Clark hide caption

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A New Orleans citizen waves the city's flag in a scene from Spike Lee's documentary If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise. Charley Varley / HBO hide caption

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John Mellencamp has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. He has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. Stephanie Pfriender Stylander hide caption

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Marty Stuart was born in Philadelphia, Miss., where he taught himself to play both the guitar and mandolin as a teenager. James Minchin III hide caption

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The 50 most popular websites installed a total of 3,180 tracking files on a test computer used by The Wall Street Journal to measure the industry's reach. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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If Steve Coleman's music sounds a little chilly sometimes, it's because he's more interested in compositional logics than setting a mood. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Natasha Trethewey and her brother Joe stand in front of Fort Massachusetts on Ship Island, Miss., circa 1999. Courtesy of the author hide caption

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