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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2011, file photo, NEA Jazz Masters George Avakian, left, and Jimmy Heath pose for a photo at the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Awards Ceremony and Concert held in New York. Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98. Avakian's daughter, Anahid Avakian Gregg, confirmed that her father died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
George Avakian, jazz producer and scholar, dies at 98George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2007, file photo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky performs during the final dress rehearsal for the opera "Eugene Onegin" in New York. The beloved Russian baritone “died peacefully” early Wednesday morning, Nov. 22, 2017, after a long battle with cancer near his home in London, his office said in a statement. He was 55. (AP Photo/Shiho Fukada, File)
Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky dies at 55Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone known for a velvety voice, dashing looks and shock of flowing white hair, died Wednesday at a hospice near his home in London
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Country music star Trace Adkins to lead Centaur paradeCountry music star Trace Adkins will serve as grand marshal for the Krewe of Centaur's 2018 Mardi Gras parade in Shreveport
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This Nov. 17, 2017 photo shows EDM star Diplo posing for a portrait session in Los Angeles. In March 2016, the Grammy-winning producer-DJ and his trio Major Lazer became one of the first American acts to take advantage of easing travel restrictions by staging a free concert in Havana, which is the subject of his new documentary on Apple Music.  (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Q&A: Diplo on historic concert in Cuba, Rihanna and BieberGlobe-trotting EDM star Diplo recently checked another locale off his performance wish-list: Cuba
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This cover image released by OK! Good Records shows "The Man I Want to Be," by Engelbert Humperdinck. (OK! Good Records via AP)
Review: Engelbert Humperdinck defies time, age on new albumMusic Review: 'The Man I Want to Be' is vintage Engelbert Humperdinck, the English singer defying time and age 50 years since his first hits with a heartfelt album inspired by his convalescent wife
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This cover image released by Sour Mash Records shows "Who Built The Moon?" by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. (Sour Mash Records via AP)
Review: Noel Gallagher widens sound on 'Who Built the Moon?'Music Review: Noel Gallagher moves the sonic palette deeper into psychedelia on his 3rd album with the High Flying Birds, making 'Who Built the Moon?' his most adventurous post-Oasis record
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2016 file photo, musician and Actress Erykah Badu poses for a portrait to promote the film, "The Land", during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. On Sunday, Badu will host the Soul Train Awards on BET.  (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
Erykah Badu offers 'soul therapy' ahead of Soul Train AwardsErykah Badu is offering what she calls 'soul therapy' ahead of Sunday's Soul Train Awards
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This cover image released by Interscope Records shows "Twelve Tales of Christmas" by Tom Chaplin. (Interscope Records via AP)
Get in the holiday mood with Sia, Smokey and StefaniA review of holiday albums released this year, including efforts from Sia, Smokey Robinson, Gwen Stefani, Patti LaBelle and other singers
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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes StoreThis week's top selling songs and albums on Apple iTunes.
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CORRECTS TO PRESCRIPTION, INSTEAD OF RECIPE - A pair of John Lennon's glasses with a prescription by optometrist Gary Tracy are displayed at the police headquarters in Berlin, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, after German police arrested a man suspected of handling stolen objects from Lennon's estate, including diaries which were stolen from Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, in New York in 2006. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
German police retrieve 100 stolen John Lennon itemsGerman police retrieve 100 stolen John Lennon items
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FILE- In this March 13, 2015 file photo, rapper Nelly approaches the stage for a concert in Irbil, northern Iraq. Nelly is to perform at a male-only concert on Dec. 14 2017, in Saudi Arabia, but his planned concert in the ultraconservative country is not being welcomed by everyone. Some Saudis on social media are pointing to the American rapper's 2015 guilty plea for possession of marijuana, while others say it's disgraceful in light of a rape accusation against the rapper. (AP Photo/Seivan M. Salim, File)
Rapper Nelly's planned Saudi gig sparks social media stirRapper Nelly's planned concert in ultraconservative Saudi Arabia not welcomed by everyone
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FILE - In this April 3, 2016, file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Swift’s “reputation” is in good standing: the album has sold 1.22 million units in its first week. Nielsen Music and Billboard report Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, that the album is Swift’s fourth project to sell more than a million copies in a week. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Taylor Swift 'reputation' sells 1.22 M albums in 1st weekTaylor Swift's "reputation" is in good standing: the album has sold 1.2 million units in its first week
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This image released by Netflix shows Barbra Streisand in a scene from her concert special, “Barbra: The Music ... The Mem'ries ... The Magic!” debuting Wednesday on Netflix. (Netflix via AP)
Streisand on not touring again, Netflix film and assaultIf you want to see Barbra Streisand sing live, watch her upcoming Netflix special because you won't see her onstage again
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FILE - This Nov. 4, 2016, file photo shows Beyonce performing at a Get Out the Vote concert for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland. Forbes announced on Nov.  20, 2017, that Beyonce was the highest earning woman in the music industry. The outlet says she earned $105 million over a year-long period that ended in June. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Forbes names Beyonce music's highest-earning womanForbes has crowned Beyonce as the highest paid woman in music
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Demi Lovato, right, and Virginia state Representative-elect Danica Roem arrive at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. Roem will be Virginia's first transgender lawmaker. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Delegate-elect Danica Roem attends AMAs with Demi LovatoOne of Virginia's newly elected lawmakers has made a red-carpet appearance at the American Music Awards
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