Arts & Entertainment

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“Junction 48”: Palestinian rappers searching for normalcy, humanity, and love

Activism, women's rights, and rap music were some motifs of the only Palestinian/Israeli-themed film at Tribeca this year.  

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A singular artist who contributed to the common good: Prince’s remarkable life

Prince occupied a giant place in our culture; his loss sends shock waves through all categories of Americans - categories that he himself transcended.

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The power of music: Alexander the Great and Handel in wartime

Handel composed Alexander's Feast in early 1736; it became one of his most popular and most often revived works during his lifetime.

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“Marguerite”: Bad singer, great movie

Marguerite is an exquisite film tribute to the strange, wonderful spirit of would be diva Florence Foster Jenkins.

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Working man's poet, Merle Haggard lived his life in song

Haggard wrote songs for the American working class to drink to, to dance to and to cry to.

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Singing for change: Soundtrack of a movement

There is a soundtrack to the rising movement for social change. 

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Political thriller with music about Japanese HIV scandal impresses L.A.

Fast moving, eye-catching, colorful, deeply affecting, cathartic, and redemptive.

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In Memoriam: Joey Martin Feek

This strength of conviction, expressed by a quiet rebel, is a legacy well worth remembering.

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“Detroit Jazz City”: New CD celebrates the Motor City

Music enthusiasts may rarely think of Detroit when it comes to jazz ... but a new CD might change that. 

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Kendrick Lamar and other top moments of the 2016 Grammys

A lot of it dragged but a few terrific performances and notable speeches and awards punctuated the slow-mo show.

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