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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, singer Billie Eilish arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. The Elton John-led starry benefit concert that featured Eilish, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys on Sunday has raised nearly $8 million to battle the coronavirus. The musicians performed from their homes for the hour-long event that aired on Fox and iHeartMedia radio stations. Fox will re-broadcast the concert on Monday, April 6. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Elton John-led concert to re-air; film academy aids workersAn Elton John-led, star-studded benefit concert that raised more than $10 million to battle the coronavirus will be aired again on Fox
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FILE - This April 20, 2011 file photo shows a view of the outdoor screening area for the world premiere of "The Union" at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal announced the postponement of the 19th Tribeca Film Festival which was scheduled for April 15 - 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
Tribeca Film Festival to proceed, in part, onlineThe Tribeca Film Festival, postponed by the pandemic, is moving some elements of its annual New York event online
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Review: M. Ward drizzles starlight on 'Migration Stories'The borders delineating M
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FILE - This April 18, 2015 file photo shows singer-songwriter Bill Withers speaking at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland. Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “Lean On Me,” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine," died in Los Angeles from heart complications on Monday, March 30, 2020. He was 81. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81Singer Bill Withers has died
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Family says ‘Lean on Me’ singer-songwriter Bill Withers has died at 81Family says ‘Lean on Me’ singer-songwriter Bill Withers has died at 81
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Mourners carry the open coffin of Helin Bolek, a member of a popular folk music group that is banned in Turkey, during the funeral procession in Istanbul, Friday, April 3, 2020. Bolek died at home Friday on the 288th day of a hunger strike protesting the government's treatment of the band, in an effort to force the government to reverse its treatment of the band and its members. She was 28. Grup Yorum, known for its protest songs, is a folk collective with rotating band members, the government accuses the group of links to the outlawed Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front, or DHKP/C. (Ibrahim Mase/DHA via AP)
Member of Turkish band dies on 288th day of hunger strikeA member of a popular folk music group that is banned in Turkey has died on the 288th day of a hunger strike she and a colleague started to protest the government's treatment of the band
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FILE - This June 5, 2011 file photo shows jazz great John "Bucky" Pizzarelli after being inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame during the induction ceremony in Newark, N.J. The virtuoso who performed mostly modern interpretations from the Great American Songbook died on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in his home in Saddle River, N.J., at the age of 94. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies from coronavirusJazz guitarist, John “Bucky” Pizzarelli, who was inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame has died at the age of 94
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2007 file photo, the Carnegie Hall building at 57th St. and Broadway appears in New York. Carnegie Hall is projecting a $9 million operating deficit on its $104 million budget after canceling the rest of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic and anticipates making changes to its schedule for 2020-21. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Carnegie Hall projects $9M deficit, expects cuts next seasonCarnegie Hall is projecting a $9 million operating deficit on its $104 million budget after canceling the rest of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic
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FILE - In this March 5, 2018, file photo, Ashley McBryde poses in Nashville, Tenn. Her new album “Never Will," out on Friday, is full of songs about opinionated women, small town secrets, motel trysts and revenge fantasies. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Ashley McBryde reveals familial secrets on new recordCountry singer Ashley McBryde is dishing the dirt on the sordid details of small town life on her new record “Never Will,” out Friday
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FILE - This Jan. 23, 2020 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the premiere of "Taylor Swift: Miss Americana" in Park City, Utah. Swift is helping out a Nashville record store closed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grimey's co-owner Doyle Davis said Thursday, April 2, 2020 that the store got a call last week from Swift's publicist asking how she could help. It was the just after Nashville's mayor issued a stay-at-home order and Davis was sending all the employees home.  (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Taylor Swift donation will help Nashville record storePop superstar Taylor Swift is helping out a Nashville record store closed by the COVID-19 pandemic
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FILE - This March 19, 2018 file photo shows Amazon's Prime Video streaming app on an iPad in Baltimore. SXSW announced Thursday that it's partnering with Amazon Prime Video to stream as much of its movie line-up as possible for a 10-day period in the U.S. It will be free to viewers with or without an Amazon Prime membership. Since the March festival was canceled, SXSW organizers have worked frantically to salvage what they could of the festival, and find ways to still bring attention to the many films that had been planning to premiere there. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
SXSW partners with Amazon to put its film festival onlineIt'll be bring-your-own popcorn and the barbecue won’t be as good, but Austin's SXSW Film Festival is moving online after having its 27th edition canceled by the coronavirus pandemic
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FILE - This Sept. 27, 2016 file photo shows Brian Stokes Mitchell at the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Walt Disney Concert Hall Opening Night Concert and Gala in Los Angeles. Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has tested positive for COVID-19. The actor and chairman of the board of The Actors Fund announced the news of his diagnosis in a Twitter video, reassuring fans that he was already beginning to feel better. He says his wife and son don't have symptoms. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Andrew Lloyd Webber shares musicals online; actor diagnosedIconic composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is making some of his filmed musicals available for free on YouTube
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FILE - This April 29, 2016 file photo shows Sam Hunt performing at the 2016 Stagecoach Festival in Indio, Calif. Hunt's latest album, “Southside,” releases on Friday.  (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
To share or not to share, that is the question for Sam HuntSam Hunt’s sophomore album opens and closes with two of the most personal songs he’s ever written
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Review: Reissue of 1982 Nina Simone disc a work of contrastsNina Simone's “Fodder On My Wings” is an album of contrasts and extremes — personal traumas and world sounds, joy and despair, harmony and defiance, the carnal and the spiritual
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Music never dies: "Bolero" busts out of coronavirus lockdownEven with its members scattered far and wide by the coronavirus, an orchestra in France has managed to make sweet music in lockdown
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