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Cultural critic Wesley Morris says George Michael's music video for the song "Faith" was boundary-pushing. "You are allowed to look at this body in a way that you weren't allowed to look at Elvis' when he danced," Morris says. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On The Men Who Rattled Pop's Gender Rules — And What It Means To Lose Them Now

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For Omar Kamal, music is "that little space where you can be creative and kind of dream and move away from everything that's happened to you." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Music Was Always The Escape': Omar Kamal On Shaping His Artistic Identity

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Taylor Mac, performing at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn in October. "It felt a little bit like a ritual sacrifice," Mac says. "I came home and I fell asleep at the dinner table." Teddy Wolff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Taylor Mac On Making A Better World In 24 Hours

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NPR Music critic Ann Powers says David Bowie's Blackstar "carries us into the next realm but at the same time violently engages with the struggle to live and to die." YouTube hide caption

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On The Enduring Power Of David Bowie's Parting Gift

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Encore: Solange's 'A Seat At The Table' Honors Her Family

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Bruce Springsteen: On Jersey, Masculinity And Wishing To Be His Stage Persona

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Jordan Roseman, better known as DJ Earworm, uses only sounds from the year's top 25 pop songs to make his annual mix. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'It Feels Like Our World Is Fracturing': DJ Earworm Breaks Down His 2016 Mashup

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Amy Grant's new album, Tennessee Christmas, is out now. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Amy Grant On Faith, Songwriting And Christmas Blues

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Mitski's song "Your Best American Girl" is one of Stephen Thompson's favorites of 2016. Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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What 2016 Sounded Like

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Encore: 'It Wasn't Alternative To Us': Chazmere On Making Your Own Entertainment

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The Maccabeats, a New York a cappella group with over 13 million views on YouTube, recently rewrote songs from the hit musical Hamilton to tell the story of Hanukkah. YouTube hide caption

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They'll Tell The Story Of Eight Nights: The Maccabeats Mash Up Hamilton And Hanukkah

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Kadhja Bonet grew up playing classical music, but she always felt the need to experiment with other genres. "I much preferred the gypsy folk music that I would try to incorporate into my training, or klezmer — things like that," she says. Sinziana Velicescu/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kadhja Bonet's Quarter-Life Crisis Led Her Home — To Music

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Alice "Granny" Donahue (center), Richard Lynch (far right) and the rest of Granny and the Boys pose with fans and friends outside Showtime Lounge in July 2016. Courtesy of Showtime Lounge hide caption

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The 84-Year-Old Grandmother Who Fronts D.C.'s Coolest House Band

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