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'Artists, Weirdos, Hellriders And Homies:' Thrasher Magazine Turns 40

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Clockwise from upper left: Debbie Allen, Garth Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, Joan Baez and Midori Goto. Uarian Langerston, Joseph Llanes, Andy Gotts, Dana Tyan, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders/Kennedy Center hide caption

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Baritone Will Liverman's upcoming album is devoted to Black composers past and present. Cedille records hide caption

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NPR's Classical Music Editor Previews 2 Albums You'll Want To Hear

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Tim Shantz conducts Luminous Voices' first car concert on Oct. 4, 2020. Kenton Smith hide caption

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Car Concerts Offer Choirs A Way To Rehearse And Perform

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Lil Nas X, the Grammy-winner behind "Old Town Road," has written and released his first children's book, C Is for Country. Kayla Reefer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lil Nas X Says Children Are His Core Audience Right Now, And That's OK

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Justin Lansing (left) and Joe Mailander of the Okee Dokee Brothers have declined their 2021 Grammy Award nomination for best children's album. The duo won the honor in 2013 for their album Can You Canoe? and have amassed five total nominations. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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3 Grammy Contenders Share Outrage At All-White Category, Decline Nominations

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Dale Ann Bradley (left), Tina Adair, Gena Britt and Deanie Richardson (center) of the bluegrass band Sister Sadie do their impression of the rock band Queen. Jon Roncolato/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bluegrass Band Sister Sadie Embodies Tradition, But Bends It Too

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Annye Anderson — stepsister of Robert Johnson — published her memoir Brother Robert: Growing Up with Robert Johnson in June. Ben James hide caption

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'Brother Robert' Reveals True Story Of Growing Up With Blues Legend Robert Johnson

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This Denver Bar Once Welcomed Frank Sinatra And Jack Kerouac. Now It's Closed

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Sergio Arau (center) poses with fellow Botellita de Jerez bandmates. They were one of the most influential groups in the '80s after rock re-emerged in Mexico following 15 years of censorship and repression. Lourdes Grobet hide caption

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'Rompan Todo' Explores A Turbulent History Of Latin America Through Rock Music

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In Soul, a middle-school band teacher makes one small misstep and ends up in The Great Before, a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Pixar hide caption

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In 'Soul,' Jon Batiste's Music Helps Bring Pixar's First Black Lead To Life

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August Wilson at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo., in 2004. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc hide caption

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'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' Shines A Light On August Wilson's Vision

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A portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven, painted in 1804 by W.J. Mähler. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Beethoven's Life, Liberty And Pursuit Of Enlightenment

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