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Prince performs at the Grand Palais in Paris on Oct. 11, 2009. Whoever ends up running his estate will face some tough decisions about how to handle his musical legacy. Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Beyond Streaming: How Will Future Fans Discover Prince's Music?

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A recent study aims to explain the science behind the power of Freddie Mercury's voice. Fox Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Freddie Mercury's Voice Was So Great, As Explained By Science

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Beyoncé has released a new visual album called Lemonade. Beyoncé on Tidal/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Beyoncé Surprises The World Again With New Visual Album 'Lemonade'

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When a megastar like Prince dies, collective mourning ensues. But if you didn't grow up hooked on the music — whether out of taste, or even because you weren't allowed — these moments can be somewhat isolating. Todd Davidson/Flickr Creative Commons hide caption

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Daniela Mack and Matthew Worth star as First Lady and President Kennedy in a new show at the Fort Worth Opera, JFK. Nine Photography/Forth Worth Opera hide caption

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In Fort Worth Opera's 'JFK,' A Tension Between Joy And Tragedy

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