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2006 And The Death Of Tower Records

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The Boys Choir of Harlem performs in 2005, in front of Lord & Taylor department store in New York City. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images hide caption

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Boys Choir Of Harlem Officially Disbands

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James Cameron's 3D Vision: 'Avatar' And Beyond

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Evil Corporations Edition)

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Palooza Edition)

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Blessings Edition)

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Right now, only songwriters are paid royalties for radio airplay. Under a proposed performance royalty bill, performers like Beyonce would be paid, as well. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Want to be a 'DJ Hero'? If you've ever dreamed of spinning records in front of a screaming crowd, here's your virtual chance. FreeStyle Games hide caption

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'DJ Hero' Lets You Rock The Club ... From Your Couch

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Shaking It Edition)

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Green Acres songwriter Vic Mizzy is flanked by stars Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor. www.vicmizzy.com hide caption

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TV Theme Songwriter Vic Mizzy Dies

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Katie (Katie Featherstone, left) and Micha (Micha Sloat) tempt fate — and fouler things — when they set up a video camera to capture the nighttime disturbances in their San Diego home. Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Track Suit Edition)

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Style Guide: The word "modern" has become a sort of all-purpose descriptor on reality television's design shows. But in the world of art and design, "modern" refers to the modernist movement — such as (from left) Kandinsky's paintings or Frank Lloyd Wright's designs — and not the latest fashions on Project Runway. Credits, from left: Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images; Gene J. Puskar/AP; Brian Zak/Sipa Press/AP; Richard Drew, AP hide caption

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Credits, from left: Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images; Gene J. Puskar/AP; Brian Zak/Sipa Press/AP; Richard Drew, AP