Tadd Dameron (smiling at center) was an important figure in American jazz and bebop. He is shown here with Fats Navarro on trumpet, and Charlie Rouse and Ernie Henry on saxophone. William Gottlieb/Library of Congress hide caption

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Tadd Dameron, A Jazz Master With A 'Lyrical Grace'
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Stompin' Tom Connors performs at the 2008 NHL Awards at Elgin Theatre in Toronto, Canada. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian Folk Hero, Has Died
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Cornetist Adam Rosbottom rehearses with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band in January. The band was founded in South Yorkshire, England, in 1917. Christopher Werth hide caption

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Britain's Brass Bands: A Working-Class Tradition On The Wane
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Alvin Lee performing with Ten Years After in the early 1970s. Lebre Sylvie /Dalle /Landov hide caption

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Alvin Lee Is Going Home: 'Ten Years After' Guitarist Dies
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A law designed to protect copyrights on music and movies put digital locks on all sorts of things. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Why The Library Of Congress Has A Lock On Your Phone
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Three Motown Artists Die Within Weeks Of Each Other
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How One Band Turned A Ghost Town Into A Giant Recording Studio
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David Bowie's album, The Next Day, will come out on March 12. Jimmy King/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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David Bowie, Rock's Shape Shifter, Returns
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The Temptations circa 1974. They are, clockwise from the left, Dennis Edwards, Melvin Franklin, Richard Street, Otis Williams and Damon Harris. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Van Cliburn, A Giant Among Pianists And A Cold War Idol
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Strict laws made it impossible for the Iranian singer Hani to pursue her dream in her home country. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Exiled From Iran, A Singer Makes The Case For Beauty
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