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For a boy with little, learning to love a castoff trombone

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The cover photo from "Texas Hold 'Em," one of two new country singles by Beyoncé that debuted during Super Bowl LVIII. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Beyoncé is getting played on country radio. Could her success help other Black women?

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Jan Vogler plays a 1707 Stradivari cello made during Bach's lifetime. He compares it to learning to swim in an Olympic pool: "the pressure on me is more to have imagination to match the instrument." Zayrha Rodriguez/NPR hide caption

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Amanda Gorman's poetry and Bach's music offer joint message of hope

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Beyoncé watches Jay-Z as he accepts the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award during the 66th Grammy Awards on Feb. 4. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption

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George Gershwin, photographed in his 72nd Street apartment in New York in 1934. His Rhapsody in Blue premiered 100 years ago on Feb. 12, 1924. PhotoQuest / Contributor/Getty Images hide caption

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'Rhapsody in Blue': After a century, Gershwin's musical melting pot still resonates

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Beyoncé accepts the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album award for "Renaissance" onstage during the 65th GRAMMY Awards atCrypto.com Arena on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Seiji Ozawa led the Boston Symphony orchestra for nearly 30 years. Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Seiji Ozawa, longtime conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has died at 88

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The Spinners member Henry Fambrough speaks at the Motown Museum on May 19, 2023, in Detroit. Fambrough, the last surviving original member of the iconic R&B group, whose hits included "It's a Shame," "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love," and "The Rubberband Man," died on Wednesday at age 85. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Virginia music educator Annie Ray poses in the press room during the 66th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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Taylor Swift poses with Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus of boygenius after the 66th annual Grammy Awards. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Taylor Swift won two awards at the 66th Grammys, including album of the year. She received that prize for a record fourth time. Earlier in the night, during her acceptance speech for the best pop vocal album Grammy for her album Midnights, Swift announced the release of her next album, The Tortured Poets Department. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption

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Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Taylor Swift after a 17-10 victory against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game on Jan. 28, 2024 in Baltimore. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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Here's why conspiracy theories about Taylor Swift and the Super Bowl are spreading

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Taylor Swift performs during her Eras Tour at Sofi stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Aug. 7, 2023. Michael Tran/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Taylor Swift, Drake, BTS and more may have their music taken off TikTok — here's why

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Elton John and Bernie Taupin promote the film Rocketman at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019. Loic Venance/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin win the 2024 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

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