Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen has won this year's Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for his song cycle let me tell you. It's his first vocal work.
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June Millington, the author of the memoir Land of a Thousand Bridges: Island Girl in a Rock & Roll World, on the porch of the Fanny's House of Music in East Nashville. The shop is named after Millington's band, Fanny.
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The Rolling Stones perform in June 2014 during a concert at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. The brother of one of the victims of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris would like the band to return to the city for his brother's funeral.
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Kalu James moved to Austin, Texas, eight years ago, but bought health insurance for the first time this year. Twenty percent of the city's musicians live below the federal poverty line.