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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 1962 file photo conductor Leonard Bernstein, left, and composer Aaron Copland, right, retire to a room backstage during a break in rehearsal to iron out details in the Copland composition "Connotations for Orchestra," in New York. Bernstein would have turned 100 next year - a remembrance that’s being celebrated in the composer-conductor’s Massachusetts birthplace. The Boston Symphony Orchestra kicks off its new season Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, with a concert devoted entirely to America’s most famous maestro. (AP Photo/Jacob Harris, File)
Boston kicks off a year of US tributes to Leonard BernsteinLeonard Bernstein would have turned 100 next year _ a remembrance that's being celebrated in the composer-conductor's Massachusetts birthplace
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This cover image released by Rounder Records shows "Bidin' My Time," a release by Chris Hillman. (Rounder via AP)
Review: Chris Hillman revives the Byrds' glorious soundMusic Review: In an unapologetic nostalgia trip, and with an assist from Tom Petty, the Byrds' Chris Hillman brings a glorious sound back to life
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This combination photo shows, from left, Lyle Lovett at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on May 1, 2014, Clint Black at his home in Forest Hills, Tenn., on Sept. 22, 2015 and Don Henley performing at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Tom Petty in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2017.  The trio announced a Nov. 28 show at Bass Hall in Fort Worth to raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/File)
Don Henley, Lyle Lovett, Clint Black plan Harvey benefitDon Henley, Lyle Lovett and Clint Black are the latest musicians planning a Texas concert to raise money for Hurricane Harvey victims
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2015 file photo, Rodney Crowell speaks at The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony in Nashville, Tenn. Crowell is cancelling all of his remaining 2017 tour dates due to unspecified health issues. In a statement on his website posted Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, he  said a team of doctors has advised him to rest and that for the foreseeable future, “my work will consist of quietly encouraging my body to return to its natural state.” (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
Rodney Crowell cancels tour due to unspecified health issuesGrammy-winning country singer songwriter and producer Rodney Crowell is cancelling all of his remaining 2017 tour dates due to an unspecified health issues
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This cover image released by Island shows "Wonderful Wonderful," the latest release by "The Killers." (Island via AP)
Review: The Killers return with complex and brilliant angstMusic Review: With "Wonderful Wonderful," The Killers return with a complex CD about the dread of modern life and the anxiety of masculinity
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Allman Brothers producer Johnny Sandlin dead at 72An Alabama musician and recording engineer who produced songs for groups including the Allman Brothers Band has died.
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017, file photo, Phillip Sweet, from left, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook, of Little Big Town, arrive at the CMT Music Awards at Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. The group is up for four nominations at this year's CMA Awards on Nov. 8, including single and video of the year for "Better Man." (Photo by Sanford Myers/Invision/AP, File)
Little Big Town heads back on tour after Ryman residencyAfter Ryman residency, country group Little Big Town will head back out on tour next year
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Daryl Hall renews effort for outdoor stage at NY music venueOfficials in an upstate New York town are once again considering Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Daryl Hall's request to build an outdoor stage at his restaurant and music venue
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Image of rapper Drake imposed into park renovation renderingThe New York City Parks Department livened up a rendering of a planned renovation by inserting an image of the Grammy-winning rapper Drake, alongside an image of rapper Akon
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FILE - In this May 31, 2017, file photo, Wuilly Arteaga plays his violin prior to clashes with government forces at a march against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. The violinist who became the young face of anti-government protests in Venezuela may soon seek political asylum in the United States. Arteaga became well-known after he and his violin were dragged to the ground by security forces during a confrontation. He performed in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 and said his priority is to find work rather than request asylum but he doesn't feel safe returning to Venezuela. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Protesting Venezuelan violinist may seek asylum in USA violinist who became the young face of anti-government protests in Venezuela may seek political asylum in US
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Volunteers pick up the rubble from a building that collapsed during an earthquake in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. A powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly in the capital on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Latin Grammy nominations postponed over natural disastersNominations for the Latin Grammy Awards have been postponed because of Tuesday's earthquake in Mexico and the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma
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Children's singer-songwriter facing child porn chargesA music teacher and singer-songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide is facing child pornography charges
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Brazil ruling that homosexuality is disease to be appealedBrazilian pop stars and gay rights activists have come out against a federal court's injunction allowing psychologists to treat homosexuality as a disease
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FILE - In this April 11, 2014 file photo, Neko Case performs at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Fire investigators are looking for the cause of a fire on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, that heavily damaged Case’s 225-year-old Vermont home. There were no injuries, though a barn was destroyed. It took firefighters two hours to extinguish the blaze. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
Neko Case's Vermont home is damaged by fireFire investigators are looking for the cause of the blaze that heavily damaged the 225-year-old Vermont home of indie musician Neko Case and destroyed a nearby barn
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This image released by Because Music shows, “La Confusion," a new release by Amadou & Mariam. (Because Music via AP)
Review: Amadou & Mariam reflect, deflect world's confusionAmadou & Mariam's "Le Confusion" reflects on the chaos enveloping the world while deflecting some of its heaviness with a set of dance tunes which updates the married Malian duo's sounds and dynamics without diluting the value of their messages.
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