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Nominees for song of the summer tend to be lively party anthems, but the grooves on The Internet's Hive Mind, out now, help score summertime's less boisterous but no less sublime moments. Alan Lear/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Internet's 'Hive Mind' Is A Soundtrack To The Slow Burn Of Summer

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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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