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Archie Williams with his attorney Vanessa Potkin (left) and aunt Saundra Christmas at the 19th Judicial District Court of East Baton Rouge, La., this March, after forensic evidence cleared his name. Tyler Kaufman/The Innocence Project hide caption

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Frank Sinatra onstage in the 1970s. Though the star was ambivalent at best about the song's message, "My Way" became emblematic of this era of his career. David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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A Toast To 'My Way,' America's Anthem Of Self-Determination

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Taylor Swift, performing in Shanghai, China on November 10, 2019. The pop star has been embroiled in a public dispute with the head of her former label and the company he sold it to over the right to perform her songs publicly. China News Service/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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Taylor Swift, attending the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J. in August. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for MTV hide caption

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Taylor Swift's TV Drama: Pop Star Claims Former Label Won't Let Her Perform Hits

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John Legend and Kelly Clarkson, onstage during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Nat King Cole playing piano in the Capitol Records recording studio on May 23, 1945. Capitol Records Photo Archive/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Hittin' The Ramp' Traces Nat King Cole's Early Artistic Development

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Joel Anderson is the new host for season three of Slate's podcast Slow Burn. Lisa Larson-Walker/Slate hide caption

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'Slow Burn' Season 3 Turns Its Investigative Eye To The Murders Of Biggie And Tupac

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Trumpeter and composer Nicholas Payton drew controversy in 2011 with his rejection of the word "jazz." Now, he's reimagining black music with a new symphony. Jennifer Coombes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nicholas Payton Reimagines Musical Tradition With 'Black American Symphony'

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From Lawn Mowers To Rock Concerts, Our 'Deafening World' Is Hurting Our Ears

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Chilean singer-songwriter Víctor Jara is depicted on the guitar of a protester in Santiago. Jara's song, "El Derecho de Vivir en Paz" was sung by a crowd of demonstrators on October 25, 2019. Pablo Vera/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'El Derecho De Vivir En Paz' Gives Voice To Protesters In Chile

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WNYC's new podcast, Dolly Parton's America, examines the role of the country icon in building social bridges in a divided country. Christine de Carvalho/WNYC hide caption

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Can Dolly Parton Heal America?

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