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The Picture Show

Reconsidering Scott Joplin's 'The Entertainer'

The king of ragtime published his hit tune 120 years ago. Pianist Lara Downes believes the piece helped shape the future of American music.

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The future of the pandemic is looking clearer as we learn more about infection

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The House passed a bill aimed at boosting U.S. competitiveness with China

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The House passed a bill aimed at boosting U.S. competitiveness with China

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Reconsidering Scott Joplin's 'The Entertainer'

7 min

Reconsidering Scott Joplin's 'The Entertainer'

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Post-Confederate law bars Jan. 6 speaker Rep. Cawthorn from office, challengers argue

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