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It's Never Too Early To Celebrate The Music Of 2018

Hear songs from forthcoming albums by Rhye, Lucy Dacus, Dessa and the globetrotting Texas trio Khruangbin.

New York Police Department officers prepare for New Year's Eve celebrations in Manhattan's Times Square in New York. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters hide caption

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Tightest Security In Years At New Year's Celebrations In New York And Las Vegas

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Emojis Of 2018: Bagels, Kangaroos, Redheads Are In. 'Frowning Pile Of Poo' Is Out

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Fireworks light the sky above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate shortly after midnight in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Michael Sohn/AP hide caption

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Germany Takes Steps To Guard Women Against Sexual Assault As They Ring In New Year

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