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Billy Strayhorn (right), born 100 years ago, spent the majority of his career as a composer and arranger for the Duke Ellington Orchestra. David Redfern/Getty Images hide caption

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100 Years Of Billy Strayhorn, Emotional Architect Of Song

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Itzhak Perlman: I'm Not On The Stage To Walk, I'm On It To Play

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This Thanksgiving, Indulge In A Buffet Of Musical Casseroles

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Frank Sinatra in 1947, during a Songs by Sinatra radio broadcast at CBS Radio in New York City. Sony Legacy hide caption

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An Artist Grows Into His Talent: Revisiting Sinatra's Radio Years

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T-Pain Performs New Songs During A Free Show At NPR's Headquarters

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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. Audrey Spillman for NPR hide caption

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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. Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brother Of Man Who Died At Bataclan: 'I Want Rock And Roll' For Him

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Soloman Howard performs as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Philip Glass and Christopher Hampton's Appomattox. Scott Suchman for WNO hide caption

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With More Story To Tell, Opera 'Appomattox' Gets An Update

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You and I, an album culled from Jeff Buckley's first demos for Columbia Records, will be released in March. Courtesy of Sony Music hide caption

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New Album Of Previously Unheard Jeff Buckley Recordings To Be Released

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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. Veronica Zaragovia/KUT hide caption

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Musicians Struggle To Buy Insurance In A City That Thrives On Music

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Allen Toussaint on stage at the 1977 New Orleans Jazz Festival. Chuck Fishman/Getty Images hide caption

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Allen Toussaint, New Orleans R&B Legend, Dies At 77

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The Ying Yang Twins in the "Wait (The Whisper Song)" video. YouTube hide caption

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The Art Of The 'Clean Version'

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