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Dhani Harrison (second from right) joins Weird Al Yankovic, Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, Brandon Flowers of The Killers and Jonathan Bates of Mellowdrone on stage at George Fest. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Quiet Beatle's Long Shadow: Dhani Harrison On Sharing His Dad With The World

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Jade Vincent is the voice of Unloved, a downtempo trio with a 1960s pop feel. Joe McGivern/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Expect '60s Style — But Not Too Much Glee — From A Band Called Unloved

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Brazilian Singer Seu Jorge: On Music, Race, And Luck Versus Hard Work

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Marcus Roberts' Race for the White House is a set of jazz compositions inspired by presidential candidates Trump, Carson, Clinton and Sanders. /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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If You Were A Jazz Tune Running For President, What Would You Sound Like?

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Derek Amato is one of only a few dozen known "sudden savants." Derek Amato hide caption

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Stroke of Genius: How Derek Amato Became a Musical Savant

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Lady Gaga channels David Bowie in a career-spanning, special-effects-laden tribute at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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'It Changes You Forever': Lady Gaga On David Bowie And Being Brave

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Marlon Williams' self-titled solo debut is out now. Justyn Strother/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Marlon Williams: Americana By Way Of New Zealand

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Ra Ra Riot is known for making indie rock you can dance to. Their new album, Need Your Light, is out now. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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More Than Just 'Indie Rock With Strings': Ra Ra Riot On Evolving Together

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Jack Garratt's debut album is called Phase. Daniel Harris/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On His Debut Album, 'Phase,' Jack Garratt Shakes Off Inhibition

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Saul Williams With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley

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Helene Grimaud's new album, Water, is inspired by environmental activism and the sheer number of compositions dedicated to water. Matt Hennek/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Helene Grimaud's New Album, 'Water' Is A Metaphor And Motivation

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Toshiko Akiyoshi developed a reputation as a fierce bebop player. But she says she wasn't completely accepted in the jazz world as a woman and an Asian. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Toshiko Akiyoshi's Jazz Orchestra Brought The Club To Concert Halls

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Nina Simone's Daughter Says This Film Gets Her Mom's Story Straight

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This Valentine's Day, if you're feeling lonely, just remember: It could be worse. You could be the protagonist in a "splatter platter" love song — and, you know, probably dead already. iStockphoto hide caption

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Alternative Love Songs From The Teenage Tragedy Vault

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