Like many regional orchestras, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra has struggled financially. But after a lot of work, it's set itself on solid footing and become a bright spot in a struggling city. Courtesy DSO hide caption

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After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings 'Joy' To The People Again

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John Denver's 'Country Roads,' Now Official In West Virginia

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Coming Up: Detroit Symphony Returns From The Brink

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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, captured around 1733, in a portrait by one of his relatives, Gottlieb Friedrich Bach. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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A Kid Named Carl Stirs Up The Bach Musical Dynasty

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The Ingenues, an all-girl band and vaudeville act, serenade the cows in the University of Wisconsin, Madison's dairy barn in 1930. The show was apparently part of an experiment to see whether the soothing strains of music boosted the cows' milk production. Angus B. McVicar/Wisconsin Historical Society hide caption

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Sitting around what looks like a conference table with a small group of musicians, guitarist Moacyr Luz (center) leads his samba group. Courtesy of QK hide caption

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In Rio, A Universe Of Samba

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Robert Ashley's operas for television redefined the genre. Joanne Savio/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Robert Ashley, Opera's Misunderstood Innovator, Dies At 83

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Possessed by Paul James is the performing title of Konrad Wert, a country-folk artist from Austin, Texas. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Playing To The Rafters, Singing Like A Man Possessed

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Beautiful Music Together: Joaquin Phoenix takes a walk on the beach with his girlfriend the Operating System in the Oscar-nominated film Her. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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