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A year ago, doctors told Joe Henry he had less than a year to live. The Gospel According to Water, his most poignant album ever, is another second chance in a career full of them. Jacob Blickenstaff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Miranda Lambert released her seventh solo album, Wildcard, on Nov. 1. "I'm still stubborn and hardheaded," Lambert says, "But I have a career. People heard me. I don't have to scream it out anymore." Ben Tsui/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Miranda Lambert Is In It For The Long Haul

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Kanye West performs his Sunday Service event during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, Calif. Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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Fans and supporters of singer/actress Sulli flooded social media with posts celebrating her artistry, praising her outspoken and unapologetic stances on sexuality and feminism, and calling for an end to online harassment and bullying. Han Myung-Gu/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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"I'm naturally soft spoken," Laetitia Tamko says. "But when I sing, I'm not soft spoken." Kholood Eid for NPR hide caption

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'There Will Be No Darkness': Laetitia Tamko On The Making Of 'Vagabon'

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Rafael Sarabia holds an American flag in tribute to those killed during the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting on Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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From left: Caleb McLaughlin, Kai, Gaten Matarazzo and Suho, photographed in Seoul, South Korea on June 20, 2019. McLaughlin and Matarazzo star in the popular Netflix series Stranger Things; Kai and Suho are members of the K-pop group EXO. JTBC PLUS/Imazins via Getty Images hide caption

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Identical twins Sara (left) and Tegan Quin began making music together as teenagers. Farrar, Straus & Giroux hide caption

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Tegan And Sara Find Pain — And Unexpected Joy — In 'High School'

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Chuck Berry is one of the early rock and roll artists who were inspired by Latin music. Terry Fincher/Getty Images hide caption

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The Cuban Roots Of Rock And Roll

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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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Steve Perry performs with Journey at a Chicago-area concert in 1981. Paul Natkin/Getty Images hide caption

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'Don't Stop Believin" Goes On And On, Because We Need It To

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On her new album, Lana Del Rey (shown here in 2018) is at her most instantly compelling, fully committed to the messy alignments upon which her art is built. Darren Gerrish/BFC/Getty Images hide caption

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