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FILE - This Aug. 22, 2018 file photo shows Joe Diffie at the 12th annual ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. For the Oklahoma-born country singer, the 1990s were a heyday for country music and for Diffie, including hit blue-collar ballads and barroom singalong songs. Diffie died March 29 in Nashville. He was 61. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virusThe coronavirus has claimed the lives of artists and artisans, writers and actors, musicians and media figures
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, June 16, 2010, composer and conductor John Williams leads the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra during the grand opening celebration at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort theme park in Orlando, USA. The jury that decides the Spanish foundation Princess of Asturias Awards have awarded Friday June 5, 2020, one of the country’s most prestigious awards to composers Ennio Morricone and John Williams for their film work that have “enriched hundreds of films with their talent.” (AP Photo/John Raoux, FILE)
Spain: Composers Williams, Morricone honored for film scoresA Spanish foundation has awarded one of the country’s most prestigious awards to composers Ennio Morricone and John Williams for their film work
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Dallas Opera postpones opening night from October to MarchThe Dallas Opera is postponing opening night from Oct. 9 to March 5 and cutting its 2020-21 season from five productions to four
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019 file photo, rapper YFN Lucci, whose real name is Rayshawn Bennett, attends the world premiere of the final season of Starz TV's "Power" in New York. Police say a 15-year-old boy was injured after gunfire rang out during the filming of YFN Lucci's  music video in Atlanta. Atlanta police told WGCL-TV that the rapper was filming the music video in an apartment complex in the southeastern part of the city.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Police: Teen hurt in gunfire at rapper YFN Lucci video shootPolice in Atlanta say a 15-year-old boy was injured after gunfire rang out during the filming a music video in Atlanta
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This combination photo shows Miranda Lambert performing at the 2017 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. on June 8, 2017, from left,  Darius Rucker performing at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn., on June 14, 2015 and Luke Combs performing at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 7, 2019. CMT is saluting heroes on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic with a star filled TV special featuring Combs, Lambert, Rucker, Florida Georgia Line and others. (AP Photo)
CMT special focuses on good news work of everyday heroesCountry stars highlighted the heroic work of citizens and communities helping in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic during the “CMT Celebrates Our Heroes” TV special
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Review: Nick Lowe's sardonic duality on display on new EPIn typical Nick Lowe fashion, the upbeat love song that’s the title track of his latest EP, “Lay It On Me,” is immediately followed by a note of caution: “Don’t Be Nice to Me.”
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019 file photo, singer Amy Grant performs during the Dove Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Grant has had open heart surgery to fix a heart condition she has had since birth. A publicist for the singer said doctors discovered the condition during a routine checkup. Grant is married to country singer Vince Gill and is a six-time Grammy winner with hits like “Baby, Baby,” and “That's What Love is For." (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Amy Grant has open heart surgery to fix heart conditionContemporary Christian singer Amy Grant has had open heart surgery to fix a heart condition she has had since birth
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Review: Dion gets distinguished help on rocking blues album“Blues with Friends” sets up rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Dion with a distinguished set of guitarists and singers, from Bruce Springsteen to Rory Block, on an album teeming with talent and great tunes
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, artist Don Henley performs at "All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration" at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Henley is urging Congress to “Take It to the Limit” to protect artists against online pirating. He's wading into a copyright fight pitting Hollywood and the recording industry against big tech platforms like Google’s YouTube. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP, File)
Eagles' Don Henley asks Congress to change copyright lawEagles songwriter Don Henley is urging Congress to “Take It to the Limit” to protect artists against online pirating
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019 file photo, Fiona Whelan Prine, left, and John Prine arrive at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The wife of the late celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine, who died from complications of COVID-19, is urging lawmakers to expand absentee voting so Tennesseans would not have to put their health at risk exercising their right to vote. Fiona Whelan Prine told a Senate panel Tuesday that allowing more people to cast an absentee ballot was critical in ensuring that people would remain safe and healthy during the 2020 election. Whelan Prine also contracted the coronavirus, but she has since recovered. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
John Prine's wife urges Tennessee to expand absentee votingThe wife of singer-songwriter John Prine, who died from complications of COVID-19, is urging lawmakers to expand absentee voting so Tennesseans would not have to put their health at risk exercising their right to vote
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FILE - This April 12, 2018 file photo shows Britney Spears at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world went dark on Tuesday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the many killings of black people around the world that has caused outrage and protests. "I won't be posting on social media and I ask you all to do the same," Britney Spears tweeted. "We should use the time away from our devices to focus on what we can do to make the world a better place …. for ALL of us !!!!!" (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Social media, music world go dark for Black Out TuesdayThough Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world also went dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, joining voices around the world outraged by the killings of black people in the U.S. Instagram and Twitter accounts, from record labels to everyday people, were full of black squares posted in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor
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Jamie Foxx speaks to a large crowd during a "Kneel-In" to protest police racism on the steps of City Hall, Monday, June 1, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Celebs take to streets for historic demonstrationsFrom Jamie Foxx and John Cusack to Emily Ratajkowski and “Insecure” star Kendrick Sampson, many celebrities decided to do more than just tweet about their outrage over the killings of black people at the hands of police
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