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The band Luxury in 1998. Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury is out now. Buffy Rittweger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Curious Tale Of The Band Luxury, Who Escaped Tragedy And Embraced Faith

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Abdullah Ibrahim's latest album, The Balance, is out now. Marina Umari/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Finding 'The Balance': Jazz Legend Abdullah Ibrahim Looks To Past, Present And Future

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"Honesty is a commodity right now, because if you tell the truth, you might offend people. People don't like to hear the truth," Madonna says. Steven Klein/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Madonna Introduces 'Madame X': 'Honesty Is A Commodity Right Now'

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A Mixologist's Guide To 'No-Proof' Cocktails

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"I feel like with most songs that I write, I start with something that's really hard or something that I don't understand. And by the end of the song, I have more of a handle on it," Lucy Dacus says. Elizabeth Weinberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lucy Dacus' Mother's Day Message Is One Of Truth And Consideration

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Baloji's Kaniama: The Yellow Version is due out May 3. Kyle Weeks/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Baloji Finds His Freedom In Between Genres

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Big Wild's debut album Superdream is out now. Little Green Eyes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Big Wild Bottles His Challenges And Curiosities Into Debut Album

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Hozier's sophomore album Wasteland, Baby! is out now. Rachael Wright/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hozier Issues 'A Squeeze Of The Hand' To Humanity With 'Wasteland, Baby!'

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Nakhane's album You Will Not Die is out now. Tarryn Hatchett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nakhane's Music Meets At Life's Intersections: 'There's Nothing To Be Ashamed Of'

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Two men pray at an early morning service at La Lomita chapel, a historical landmark in Mission, Texas. Dana Cronin/NPR hide caption

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The Historic Chapel At The Heart Of A Legal Fight Over The Border Wall

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Fyre Festival Documentary Shows 'Perception And Reality' Of Infamous Concert Flop

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Guards of honor carry a photo of Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq, Kandahar police chief, at his burial ceremony in Kandahar in October. AP hide caption

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What 3 Deaths Among Thousands Tell Us About Afghanistan In 2018

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Barbra Streisand's latest album, Walls, is out now on Columbia Records. Russell James/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Barbra Streisand's Latest, The Walls Do Talk — To The President

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MØ's sophomore album, Forever Neverland, is out now. Fryd Frydendahl/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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MØ Finds Her Voice On 'Forever Neverland'

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Vijay Gupta is a violinist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic whose life's work has been to make music accessible to all. That passion caught the attention of others and this year he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Roman Cho/Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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MacArthur Fellow Vijay Gupta On Making Music Accessible For All

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