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The album Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 gave Mendes his first hit song, "Mas Que Nada," and his big break. A&M Records hide caption

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My Big Break

Sergio Mendes On Jazz, Luck And 'The Magic Of The Encounter'

The Brazilian musician and composer says his life has been a succession of serendipitous moments. One of them led to the song that transformed his career — his first hit, "Mas Que Nada."

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Mais Que Nada Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
Nothing Like This J Dilla

People with Israeli flags and banners attend a rally against anti-Semitism near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Sunday. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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Thousands Gather In Germany To Rally Against Anti-Semitism

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The album Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 gave Mendes his first hit song, "Mas Que Nada," and his big break. A&M Records hide caption

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Sergio Mendes On Jazz, Luck And 'The Magic Of The Encounter'

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Tim Heidecker (left) and Eric Wareheim, shown promoting their film Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, have been friends for two decades. Victoria Will/AP hide caption

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'Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories': More Nightmares Than Sweet Dreams

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James Ellroy lives in Los Angeles, which serves as the setting for much of his work. Jenniffer Carroll/Knopf hide caption

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A 'Lasciviously LA' Lunch With Crime Novelist James Ellroy

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