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In New Film About Gospel Pioneers The Clark Sisters, The Music Comes First

Director Christine Swanson's new film is about the celebrated Detroit gospel group, The Clark Sisters. She talks to host Rachel Martin about being adamant about casting women who could actually sing.

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In New Film About Gospel Pioneers The Clark Sisters, The Music Comes First

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If You Can't Take It, You Sure Can't Make It Christina Bell, Kierra Sheard, Shelea Frazier, Raven Goodwin, Angela Birchett
Got to Be Real Cheryl Lynn

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In Tal Tamr, Syrian Kurds Seek Safety And Shelter From Turkish Attacks

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N95 Mask Shortage Brings Inventor Out Of Retirement In Search Of Safe Reuse Method

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Friends for 30 years, Sam Dow (left) in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Josh Belser in Syracuse, N.Y., are both working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Courtesy of Josh Belser hide caption

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Childhood Friends On The Health Crisis Front Lines Connect Virtually

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Times Square billboard owners have donated ad space to make way for artworks about the pandemic such as the one above by illustrator Maira Kalman. Jean Cooney, director of Times Square Arts, says that in healthier times, many people come to Times Square "because they're seeking something — they feel that if they've come to Times Square then they've seen New York City ... they've seen America." Ian Douglas/Times Square Arts hide caption

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Messages Of Hope, Gratitude And Safety Replace Ads In Times Square

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