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New York City's Village Halloween Parade comes back to life, saved by a serious fan

Canceled last year for only the second time ever because of the pandemic, New York City's storied Village Halloween Parade returns, partly due to one very generous fan.

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A midcentury 'jazz witch' artist finds a fandom in the future

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"Some of the work is deliberately remaining outside of the structure," says musician and advocate Lilli Lewis of the efforts of Black musicians to make it in country and roots music industries. "We want to center different values and it's really difficult to do that from inside." Lewis just released a new album called Americana. David Villalta/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New roots: Black musicians and advocates are forging coalitions outside the system

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Bobby Huber and his sister, Fritzi Huber at a StoryCorps interview in Wilmington, N.C., in September. Ben DeHaven hide caption

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For their first Halloween, their parents dressed up as the whole neighborhood

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New York City's Village Halloween Parade comes back to life, saved by a serious fan

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