"As you know, there wasn't none of us. But ... I hung in there like a hair on a grilled cheese," Jean Shepard said when she was inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2011.
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Breaking the Waves explores the relationship between a deeply religious young woman named Bess (played by Keira Duffy) and a Nordic oil worker named Jan.
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The Who in 1969, the year the group released the rock opera Tommy. Earlier in the 1960s, the band says it only cared about singles. By 1971, it was making albums that would help define the "heritage rock" industry.
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"I think he knew from the very beginning, 'I have a very short window to live. I've got to create a body of work,'" writer Kevin Powell says of Tupac Shakur.
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Derek Gripper's exploration of West African kora music has produced two acclaimed albums — and, he says, a better understanding of the classical music he was playing as a kid.
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