Luther Vandross' legendary voice has been called "flawless" and "as smooth as silk." Scott Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Jazmine Sullivan won Billboard's Rising Star Award for Women In Music. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Singer Wyclef Jean on the phone with the office of Haitian President Rene Preval. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Pianist Thomas Lauderdale and vocalist China Forbes say the members of Pink Martini sat down and wrote a list of their favorite holiday songs before they began writing their new album, Joy To The World. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Artist Ed Ruscha, writer and producer David Breskin and musician Nels Cline. Courtesy of Cryptogramophone hide caption

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Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix's new anthology, West Coast Seattle Boy, is finally seeing release after years of legal battles between family members. Hulton Archive/courtesy of the Hulton Archive hide caption

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