June Millington, the author of the memoir Land of a Thousand Bridges: Island Girl in a Rock & Roll World, on the porch of the Fanny's House of Music in East Nashville. The shop is named after Millington's band, Fanny. Audrey Spillman for NPR hide caption

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The Rolling Stones perform in June 2014 during a concert at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. The brother of one of the victims of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris would like the band to return to the city for his brother's funeral. Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Soloman Howard performs as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Philip Glass and Christopher Hampton's Appomattox. Scott Suchman for WNO hide caption

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You and I, an album culled from Jeff Buckley's first demos for Columbia Records, will be released in March. Courtesy of Sony Music hide caption

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Kalu James moved to Austin, Texas, eight years ago, but bought health insurance for the first time this year. Twenty percent of the city's musicians live below the federal poverty line. Veronica Zaragovia/KUT hide caption

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Allen Toussaint on stage at the 1977 New Orleans Jazz Festival. Chuck Fishman/Getty Images hide caption

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Allen Toussaint, New Orleans R&B Legend, Dies At 77

"He clearly believed that New Orleans had something to say to the world," says NPR contributor Gwen Thompkins. "And he was right."

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