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An impromptu memorial for Aretha Franklin outside New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit — the same church where Franklin's father Rev. C.L. Franklin was a minister and where she began her singing career. Taken Aug. 19, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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Rodney Crowell, whose new album Acoustic Classics has the Nashville legend reinterpreting some of his catalog from a new vantage point. Austin Lord/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For Rodney Crowell, A Godfather Of Americana, The Work Is Never Finished

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Iraqi-born, New Mexico-based composer and oud player Rahim Alhaj. Michael G. Stewart/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stories Of Wartime, Transformed Through Music

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John Coltrane (right) with McCoy Tyner at New Jersey's Van Gelder studios in 1963, one day after the session that would become the newly unveiled Both Directions at Once. Joe Alper /Joe Alper Photo Collection LLC hide caption

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Willie Nelson (left) and Waylon Jennings perform at Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic in 1978. Leonard Kamsler/Courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hide caption

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Weezer fans at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on May 14, 2016, in California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc. hide caption

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Donald Glover's 'This Is America' Holds Ugly Truths To Be Self-Evident

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Some of the members of the We Have Voice Collective, the authors of a new code of conduct for preventing harassment in performing arts spaces. Front row, seated (left to right): Linda May Han Oh, Jen Shyu, Sara Serpa. Back row, standing (left to right): Imani Uzuri, María Grand, Terri Lyne Carrington, Fay Victor. Jacob Blickenstaff hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music this week, becoming the first non-classical or jazz artist to do so. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Clara Lionel Foundation hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar in 2015. The rapper was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Mike Pont/Getty Images hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Wins Historic Pulitzer Prize In Music

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