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The Country Music Hall of Fame will induct Ray Charles and The Judds into its ranks on Sunday night, though the death of Naomi Judd a day earlier will bring sadness to the normally celebratory ceremony

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How much post-pandemic partying is in store during the first Carnival in two years?

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U.S. Secretary of Education will join performers onstage to play Latin percussion drums

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Radio stations will simulcast Damien Geter’s first-of-its-kind requiem live from Portland, on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 5:50 p.m. PT. Performed by Oregon Symphony and Resonance Ensemble, the program will be syndicated to stations across the US in June, free of charge.

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The new series, touches on a number of racial, identity, community and cultural issues, giving children the proper language to have the necessary conversations and celebrate each other’s differences.

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Black people are cultural innovators. Since we stepped foot on American soil in 1619, we've influenced society here and worldwide.

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A West Coast rapper known as Drakeo the Ruler was fatally stabbed in an altercation at a Los Angeles music festival where he was scheduled to perform, leaving fans of the young musician heartbroken.

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Jon Batiste might be the Grammys biggest surprise: The multi-genre performer and recent Oscar winner made such an impression on voters that he scored the most nominations with 11 on Tuesday.

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Two days before he was gunned down while buying cookies at his favorite bakery in Memphis, Tennessee, rapper Young Dolph visited a cancer center where a relative had received treatment.

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The Recording Inclusivity Initiative enters its next phase with new partners, national recognition and upcoming premieres by women and musicians of color.

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