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Background Singers Hit Center Stage In 'Twenty Feet From Stardom'

Filmmaker Morgan Neville's new documentary chronicles backup singers who have supported some of the biggest acts in music history, from Ike and Tina Turner to The Rolling Stones, and sung some of pop music's catchiest hooks.
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The Creole Choir Of Cuba: Reviving Caribbean History In 'Santiman'

The 10-person ensemble is one of the best-known choirs from the island nation. On its newest album, Santiman, the choir sings songs in tribute to its Haitian ancestors from West Africa, who were enslaved in the Caribbean region.
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Jason Isbell: A 'Southeastern' Songwriter's Path To Sobriety

The country-rock musician's new solo album is deeply personal, drawing on issues like recovery from a battle with alcoholism that peaked during his time with the band Drive-By Truckers.
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Ukrainian Wins Top Prize At Van Cliburn Piano Competition

Vadym Kholodenko, 26, of Ukraine, won the top prize at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas.
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David Finckel On The Emerson Quartet's Changing Of The Guard

The quartet's new album of Tchaikovsky and Schoenberg is the last to feature the cellist and longtime member of the group.

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