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"Weird Al" Yankovic's latest album, Mandatory Fun, comes out July 15.

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'Weird Al' Yankovic On Parody In The Age Of YouTube

Yankovic says the new digital democracy has forced him to focus his craft and reconsider his release strategy — but where pop parody is concerned, "as long as people don't mind, I'll keep doing it."

Celebrated soul singer Minnie Riperton, shown here in March 1976, passed away in 1979 at the age of 31.

Code Switch

35 Years After Minnie Riperton's Death, New Fans Still Find Her

In Los Angeles on Saturday, the Decoders, along with a 20-piece band and a dozen vocalists, will perform a tribute concert to late soul singer.

A convoy of Israeli tanks roll near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on Friday. There's a sense of repetition to the violence in the region, as Hamas fires rockets at Israel and Israel responds with bombs and the threat of a ground invasion.

Parallels

Israel And Gaza Struck By Rockets, Bombs And A Sense Of Deja Vu

For the third time in five years, Israel has bombed Gaza in response to Hamas rocket fire. As Israel considers a ground invasion, Israelis note the grisly repetition, skeptical things will change.

Growing Up Ben Sollee 0:13

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Doing the Chores Ben Sollee 0:59

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Riding 0:23

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Back on the Chain Gang Pretenders 0:30

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NOW That's What I Call Polka! "Weird Al" Yankovic 0:21

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    NOW That's What I Call Polka!
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    Mandatory Fun
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    RCA Records Label

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My Wife Beirut 1:27

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If I Had $1,000,000 Barenaked Ladies 0:27

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MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME MERLE TRAVIS 1:00

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    WALKIN' THE STRINGS
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    Capitol

Seven Nation Army [Patchworks Remix] The Dynamics 0:29

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Essa É Pra Tocar No Rádio Jorge Ben & Gilberto Gil 0:17

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In Heaven Helios 0:29

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Shadow Bleachers

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    Bleachers
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    Shadow
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    Strange Desire
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    RCA

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Carry On (String Quartet Tribute to Fun.) 1:28

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