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Skylar Tang, a 16-year-old from the San Francisco Bay area, is the winner of the Dr. J. Douglas White Composing & Arranging Contest. John Clayton/ Skylar Tang hide caption

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Who says big band jazz is for old people? Not this teenage composer.

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Talib Kweli of the rap duo Black Star, photographed performing in New York City on July 22, 2017. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images hide caption

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Talib Kweli on Black Star's return: 'We stand tall on the shoulders of our ancestors'

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Mazel Tov Cocktail Party's influences are global, but the sound they create is uniquely their own. Laura Carbone/Kathleen Tagg hide caption

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Mazel Tov Cocktail Party: Take an ounce of hip hop, dash of polka, then square dance

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The nouveau swing of Donald Harrison Jr., Big Chief and NEA Jazz Master

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Jessie Montgomery's new work Hymn for Everyone receives its world premiere with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on April 28. Jiyang Chen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In Dua Lipa's ever-expanding world, 'there's no time limit and there's no what-ifs'

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Tomberlin's sophomore album, i don't know who needs to hear this..., is a beautiful patchwork of expansive sounds that explores a wide spectrum of emotions. Michelle Yoon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Culture Corner: The Beasite Boys

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Rapper-activist Linqua Franqa is on a mission to change both music and politics

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Rosalía's music, persona and visuals are gripping in a way that's distinct from your typical pop star. Daniel Sannwald hide caption

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Rosalía is unafraid to pull from every corner of the world

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Since the start of her career, Bonnie Raitt's performance of roadhouse rockers, pop ballads, funky sophistication and plenty else has evidenced a deep understanding of mutuality and its absence. Her new album, Just Like That..., is out April 22. Ken Friedman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Foster, Charles Mingus, Roy Brooks, Charles McPherson performs live. Aout 1972. Photo : Christian Rose/Fastimage Christian Rose/Fastimage/Christian Rose/Fastimage hide caption

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Jabali, Drummer Billy Hart – Master Teacher, Forever Student, and NEA Jazz Master

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