Bernie Worrell performs at the Black Rock Coalition Presents: All The Woo In The World — An All-Star Celebration benefit concert on April 4 in New York City. The concert was raising money for Worrell's medical costs. Al Pereira/WireImage hide caption

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From 1991: Funk Legend Bernie Worrell, By Andy Lyman

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(Clockwise from left) Drummer Tiki Fulwood, guitarist Tawl Ross, keyboardist Bernie Worrell, Billy "Bass" Nelson, and guitarist Eddie Hazel of the funk group Parliament-Funkadelic pose for a portrait in 1971. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Physicist Stephon Alexander shares his love of science with his students at Brown University, and his love of jazz with musicians around Providence. Ari Daniel for NPR hide caption

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Scientist Stephon Alexander: 'Infinite Possibilities' Unite Jazz And Physics

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On 'Junk,' M83's Anthony Gonzalez Reconnects With His Past

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Maurice White flanked by singers Ralph Johnson (left) and Philip Bailey (right) of the band Earth, Wind & Fire perform at the Wiltern Theater December 11, 2004 in Los Angeles. Carlo Allegri/Getty Images hide caption

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The routines that students learn at Dance for PD classes in Venice, Calif., can be quite challenging, instructors say. Courtesy of Joe Lambie and Laura Karlin hide caption

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Dance Returns The 'Joy Of Movement' To People With Parkinson's

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Remembering Natalie Cole, Who Made A Name All Her Own

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Musician David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker says Spotify streamed his songs without his permission. Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images hide caption

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Spotify Faces Class Action For Copyright Infringement

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Listen to this clip of Beethoven's Sonata No. 23

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Nikia Cliff II, 6, throws paper airplanes with his Major Chords for Minors piano instructor Bruce Leaman after Cliff's lesson. "I had a lesson cancellation," Leaman explained. "So we're killing time until Nikia's older brother is done with his drum lesson." Brittney Lohmiller for NPR hide caption

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Free Music Lessons Strike A Chord For At-Risk Kids

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After the funeral in 2013 for popular folk music star Diomedes Diaz, fellow musicians including accordionist Andres Gil performed in homage to him. Now Colombia's Congress is considering a bill to honor Diaz. Ricardo Mazalan/AP hide caption

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Will Colombia Honor A Beloved Musician Who Was Also A Convicted Killer?

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