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Hundreds of singers joined MILCK and the Canadian choral group Choir! Choir! Choir! to perform "Quiet" at Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre in early 2017. Andrew Williamson/Courtesy of Choir! Choir! Choir! hide caption

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A Song Called 'Quiet' Struck A Chord With Women. Two Years Later, It's Still Ringing

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A sign posted outside the National Zoo earlier this month declares its closure, along with the closure of all Smithsonian museums. They were all on the wish list for Jill Rorem, whose family plans were undone by the shutdown. But she's not alone: The shutdown's ramifications on the arts have been felt far beyond the Beltway. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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As Shutdown Crawls On, Artists And Nonprofits Fear For Their 'Fragile Industry'

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Ayo (Florence Kasumba, left) and Okoye (Danai Gurira) are members of the Dora Milaje, the elite female warriors of Wakanda, in Black Panther. Marvel Studios hide caption

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The Fierce Female Characters Of Film In 2018

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Nancy Wilson, Grammy Award Winning Singer, Dies At 81

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Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon perform in 1982 at Paris' Auteuil Hippodrome. Joel Robine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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We Asked For Your Favorite Anthems. You Answered 'America'

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus speaks with reporters on the red carpet for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor ceremony, held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Of 'Veep,' 'Seinfeld' Fame, Receives Mark Twain Prize

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Amandla Stenberg stars as Starr Carter in the film adaptation of Angie Thomas' young adult novel The Hate U Give. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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'The Hate U Give' Star Says The Novel Was Like 'Reading My Own Diary'

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Throughout the Senate confirmation period, protesters have rallied against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Christine Blasey Ford and others have alleged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted them decades ago. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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After One Year Of Headlines, #MeToo Is Everywhere

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Melissa Villaseñor's talent for impersonation has helped to earn her appearances on Saturday Night Live, like this sketch from April 2018. She joins the show as a full cast member this fall. Alison Hale/NBC hide caption

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A Top Impressionist, Melissa Villaseñor Is Finding Her Own Voice On 'SNL'

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"Harper Valley P.T.A." was a sassy, country-pop song that captured the anger many women felt about double standards they faced in 1968. William Lovelace/Getty Images hide caption

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50 Years Of Sockin' It To The PTA

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Louis C.K. Returns To Comedy For The First Time Since Admitting To Sexual Misconduct

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American Anthems: The Songs That Unite Us

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The Kennedy Center is building a new space for artistic projects that it's calling The REACH. Completion is planned for September 2019. Field Condition/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar performs at the BET Awards in 2015, the year his song "Alright" was released and exploded into an anthem of protest. Christopher Polk/BET/Getty Images hide caption

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What's Your American Anthem?

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