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What Is The Song Of The Summer?

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Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau authored the book for The Temptations musical, Ain't Too Proud, that tells the origin story of the iconic quintet discovered in her hometown of Detroit. John Lamparski/Getty Images hide caption

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'Ain't Too Proud' Playwright Dominique Morisseau Tackles The Temptations Origin Story

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The musical Ain't Too Proud:The Life and Times of the Temptations, draws from the memories of the original group's only living member, Otis Williams. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption

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'I Lived Through All That?': The Temptations Musical Hits The High And The Low Notes

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Clockwise from upper left: Superorganism, MILCK, serpentwithfeet, Haley Heynderickx, Jorja Smith Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Your Favorite New Artists Of 2018 (So Far)

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé shook up the music world with past weekend with a surprise release of their first collaborative album Everything Is Love. Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé's 'Everything Is Love' Shakes Up Summer Music

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