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Beastie Boys, Filmed in Concert: 'I... Shot That!'

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Country Music Star Buck Owens Dies

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Flack says musicians should practice humility: "Don't wave [others' music] off 'cause you don’t understand it. Listen for the heartbeat. It's there." Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Roberta Flack, In Full Voice on America's Soundtrack

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Wagner's 'Ring' Reimagined in America

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A Conversation with Composer John Kander

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Miles, Beyond Jazz: Rock Hall Honors Davis

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Fats Domino at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in May 2006. Carolyn Cole/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Fats Domino, 'Alive and Kickin' After Katrina

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Paul Motian: The 'Fresh Air' Interview

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From Jazz to Vibes, the Many Sounds of Omaha

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Ali Farka Toure Brought Mali's Sound to the World

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