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André Previn in London in 1979. Previn died Thursday in Manhattan, at the age of 89. Keystone/Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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André Previn, Musical Polymath, Has Died At Age 89

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The Chicago Police Department provided a handout of R. Kelly's mug shot after his arrest on Feb. 22 on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Chicago Police Department/Getty Images hide caption

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Gary Clark Jr.'s latest album, This Land, is out now. Frank Maddocks/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Racism In American South Inspired Gary Clark Jr.'s 'This Land'

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R. Kelly Bond Set At $1 Million In Sexual Abuse Case

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R. Kelly turns himself in at Chicago's 1st District-Central police station on Friday evening. Earlier that day, Kelly was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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R. Kelly Bond Set At $1 Million After Arrest On Charges Of Aggravated Sexual Abuse

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Rochelle Washington (left) and Latresa Scaff (right) look on Thursday in New York City, as attorney Gloria Allred holds up a picture of them as teenagers on the night R. Kelly allegedly made sexual advances on them. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo, Marco Graf as Pepe, and Daniela Demesa as Sofi in Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Alfonso Cuarón/Netflix hide caption

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A Journey Through The Music Of The Oscar-Nominated Film 'Roma'

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Flutist Elizabeth Rowe, performing as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Winslow Townson/Courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Ester Dean arrives for the premiere of Pitch Perfect 3 in Hollywood, Calif. in 2017. Dean's songs give you a three-minute escape from the daily grind. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Women Behind The Songs: Ester Dean

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Only Ariana Grande And The Beatles Have Accomplished This Musical Feat

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