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Kirk Franklin tries to create a "horizontal Jesus" on his new album, Losing My Religion. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gospel Star Kirk Franklin Wants To Help You Lose Your Religion

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Vân-Ánh Võ was inspired by the plight of refugees to create a concert piece called The Odyssey: From Vietnam to America." Courtesy of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts hide caption

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Vân-Ánh Võ's 'The Odyssey' Tells Refugee Stories Past And Present

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Saul Williams' new album is MartyrLoserKing. Geordie Wood/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With 'MartyrLoserKing,' Saul Williams Aimed To Make A Modern-Day Parable

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Walter Martin Remembers Art History Class With 'Arts And Leisure'

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In 1987, Bernie Sanders --€” then the mayor of Burlington, Vermont --€” collaborated on a folk album called We Shall Overcome. Glenn Russell/Courtesy of Todd Lockwood hide caption

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Behind The Music: Bernie Sanders

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Walter Martin Remembers Art History Class With 'Arts + Leisure'

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'Downton Abbey' Composer Explains Theme Choices

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"I was just in love with the energy," Anderson .Paak says of attending a black Baptist church for the first time. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anderson .Paak: 'The Dot Stands For Detail'

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Ben Haggerty, a.k.a. Macklemore, and Jamila Woods collaborated on the song "White Privilege II." Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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'This Song Is Uncomfortable': Macklemore And Jamila Woods On 'White Privilege'

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Shemekia Copeland performs at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Liz Waldie/WXPN hide caption

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Shemekia Copeland On World Cafe

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Billboard named Brittany Howard its Women In Music "Powerhouse" artist in 2015. Eric Ryan Anderson/Contour by Getty Images hide caption

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Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard On Small-Town Life, Big-Time Music

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Bill Frisell's new album, When You Wish Upon a Star, comes out Jan. 29. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'What Made That Thing Work?': Bill Frisell Takes On Screen Music

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Brooke Waggoner's song "Widow Maker" got its name and inspiration from a friend's real-life brush with heart trouble. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Making Sense Of A Song Called 'Widow Maker'

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"I feel everything that everybody else feels, I promise you," Yanni says. "But there is no reason for me to write music out of anger or frustration, or anything that is negative." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'New Age Becomes Old Age Very Quickly': Yanni Speaks

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