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Antonin Dvorak predicted that American classical music would draw from African American traditions. A new article wonders why American classical music has remained so white. Karen Chan /Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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The Edge and Bono perform in the Netherlands during U2's The Joshua Tree tour in 1987. The U2 song "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," inspired by gospel, has become a rock and roll hymn, even finding its way into real-life church services. Rob Verhorst/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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In U2's 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For,' A Restless Search For Meaning

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Bad Bunny (holding flag), singer Ricky Martin (in black hat) and Residente (in blue hat) join demonstrators in protest against Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in Old San Juan. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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'Afilando Los Cuchillos' Soundtracks Puerto Rico's Social Movement In Real Time

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Spotify CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek, photographed in Tokyo on Sept. 29, 2016 on the occasion of his company's Japanese debut. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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"We wanted to do a record for the people who don't know the band as well," says Spoon singer Britt Daniel (center) of the reasoning behind its new greatest hits album, Everything Hits At Once. Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images hide caption

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Khalid Is The Shooting Star Of The Playlist Era

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Dolly Parton in a scene from the 1980 comedy 9 to 5. The film's theme song, performed by Parton, took on a life of its own. 20th Century Fox/Getty Images hide caption

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A Cup Of Ambition And Endurance: '9 To 5' Unites Workers Across Decades

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The Apollo 11 mission celebrates 50 years this month. Brian Eno's score for 1983's For All Mankind documentary — released as Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks — has been reissued with brand new music. NASA/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Luthier Freeman Vines sits with his hand-carved guitars in the tobacco field by his house, 2015. Tim Duffy/Courtesy of Music Maker hide caption

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Capturing The Undersung Blues People Of The Rural South

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Paul and Joe DeGeorge (left and right, respectively) of Harry and the Potters, photographed in 2005. That same year, the brothers founded the Harry Potter Alliance, which encourages young readers of the eponymous book series to become active in their communities. Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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