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The skyline of Washington, D.C., including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol and National Mall, as seen on June 15, 2014. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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James Franco attends a special screening of the final season of "The Deuce" at Metrograph on Sept. 5, 2019 in New York City. = Taylor Hill/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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Tom Sweitzer hosts a weekly music therapy group via Zoom for other COVID-19 survivors dealing with lingering symptoms. "We get to know each other through the music," says one participant. "I think that was a really intuitive and wonderful way to connect us." Michele Abercrombie/NPR hide caption

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Music Therapy Brings Solace To COVID-19 Patients And Healers

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The Lucas Bros, Using Humor 'To Shake Folk Woke'

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Remembering Mary Wilson, A Founding Member Of The Supremes

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Music Therapists Are Trying To Help COVID-19 Patients Who Experience Loneliness

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Singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly died on Feb. 3 at age 77. He's pictured above in Nashville, Tenn., in January 2015. Rick Diamond/Getty Images hide caption

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Jim Weatherly, Who Wrote 'Midnight Train To Georgia,' Dies At 77

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Legendary Stage And Screen Actress Cicely Tyson Has Died At 96

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Cicely Tyson attends the TIME 100 Gala in 2012. The famed actress died at the age of 96. Tyson inspired generations of African American actors who grew up watching her perform on stage and on screen. Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME hide caption

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Cicely Tyson, Who Brought Grace And Gravitas To The Screen, Has Died At 96

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Vera Gissing, shown above at age 6, was one of 669 children from Prague whom Nicholas Winton helped save in the lead-up to World War II. Courtesy of family of Vera Gissing hide caption

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He Saved 669 Children From Nazis — A New Book Tells His Story To Kids

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Kaili Turner, Morgan Van Dyne, Alexi Bolden and Gabriela Castillo receive SNL/Second City scholarships. Mindy Tucker; Stephanie Timpone, Karla Janette Figueroa; Ian Mclaren/SNL/The Second City hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Debbie Allen, Garth Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, Joan Baez and Midori Goto. Uarian Langerston, Joseph Llanes, Andy Gotts, Dana Tyan, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders/Kennedy Center hide caption

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A Biden Cabinet Secretary For Arts? Advocates Are Hopeful

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An aerial view of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., with the Smithsonian Institution Building ("The Castle") in the foreground and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in the background. Smithsonian hide caption

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Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw starred in Love Story — a romantic tearjerker that became the highest grossing movie of 1970. Since then, it has inspired countless ugly cries — and plenty of parodies, too. Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Successful, Sentimental And Satirized, 'Love Story' Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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