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FILE - This Oct. 30, 2005 file photo shows Country singer Jerry Jeff Walker at a campaign fundraiser at Willie Nelson's ranch outside Austin, Texas.  The Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles," has died at age 78. Family spokesman John T. Davis says Walker died Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 of cancer after battling throat cancer and other health issues for several years. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)
Jerry Jeff Walker, Texas singer and songwriter, dies at 78Texas country singer and songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker, who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles," has died at age 78
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo Arlo Guthrie reacts after playing a song at the original site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, N.Y. In lengthy posts on his Facebook page and website, the 73-year-old folksinger announced Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, he is retiring from performance immediately. He's canceled numerous shows next year and says he won't book any new ones. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Arlo Guthrie, citing health, says he's retired from touring "You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant," so goes the refrain from Arlo Guthrie's enduring ballad, “Alice's Restaurant.”
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Berklee appoints first woman to lead music collegeThe Berklee College of Music has chosen Erica Muhl to serve as the Boston school’s next president, making her the first woman to lead the institution in its 75-year history
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FILE - Charley Pride performs "Kiss An Angel Good Morning" at the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Nov. 3, 2016. Pride will get a lifetime achievement award at the CMA Awards in November.  (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Trailblazer Charley Pride to get lifetime achievement awardTrailblazing country music star Charley Pride will get a lifetime achievement award at the CMA Awards in November
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This combination photo shows comedians, from left, Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Chelsea Handler, who will take part in various planned events urging Americans to vote. (AP Photo)
Celebrities unite to various get-out-the-vote effortsIn the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai Gurira are urging Americans to vote
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Ozuna arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. (Jim Rassol/Invision/AP)
Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music AwardsBad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show
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Bad Bunny interpreta "Yo perreo sola" en la ceremonia de los Premios Billboard de la Música, el miércoles 14 de octubre del 2020 en el Teatro Dolby en Los Angeles. (AP Foto/Chris Pizzello)
Bunny llega con ventaja a los Billboard de la Música LatinaBad Bunny y Ozuna llegan a los Premios Billboard con 14 nominaciones cada uno, seguidos por Daddy Yankee y J Balvin, con 12; Anuel AA, con 11, y Farruco, con 10
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This cover image released by Alligator Records shows "Uncivil War," a release by Shemekia Copeland. (Alligator via AP)
Review: Shemekia Copeland's take on 2020 turmoil falls shortShemekia Copeland has loads of talent, writes Scott Stroud of The Associated Press, and she's the latest to try to explain 2020 through songs of protest and social commentary
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FILE - Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. on June 11, 2016. Pearl Jam has encouraged fans to vote and asks them to take a pledge to try and mail-in their ballots. Vedder posted step-by-step photos on his Instagram page on how to vote by mail.  (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
Given to Vote: Pearl Jam gets political again during hiatusPearl Jam remains politically active as the band is on hiatus from live touring
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In this video image provided by CMT,  Jimmie Allen, left, and Noah Cyrus perform "This Is Us" during the Country Music Television awards airing on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (CMT via AP)
Carrie Underwood named top artist at CMT Music AwardsCarrie Underwood needs to make more room on her shelf for her CMT Music Awards
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2008 file photo, Mexico's singer and composer Armando Manzanero appears during a press conference in Mexico City. At 84, Manzanero, the Mexican master of romantic music, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday at the Latin Billboards.  (AP Photo/ Denisse Pohls, File)
Romance song master Armando Manzanero has more music to giveAt 84, Armando Manzanero is still active, recording every single piece he writes
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2015 file photo, Tony Award-winning theater and film director Stephen Daldry poses for a portrait in New York. Daldry is exiting the project, a studio representative confirmed Tuesday. The “Billy Elliot” director has been associated with the adaptation for years, going back as far as 2012. Universal Pictures earlier this year removed “Wicked” from its release schedule. It was last slated for a Dec. 22, 2021 theatrical launch. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP, File)
Director Stephen Daldry exits 'Wicked' film adaptation The long-gestating film adaptation of the Broadway hit “Wicked” has hit another snag
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Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson participates in the Starz "Power" panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 26, 2019, left, and BIG3 League founder Ice Cube at the debut of the BIG3 Basketball League in New York on June 25, 2017. An altered photo of the rappers in hats that appear to show support for President Donald Trump circulated widely on social media Tuesday, fueled in part by a tweet by Eric Trump. The manipulated image was shared thousands of times on Twitter and Facebook since it began gaining attention on Monday.  (AP Photo)
Altered photo shows Ice Cube, 50 Cent in 'Trump 2020' hats An altered photo of rappers Ice Cube and 50 Cent in hats that appear to show support for President Donald Trump circulated widely on social media Tuesday, fueled in part by a tweet by Eric Trump
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FILE  - In this Jan. 10, 1966 file photo, members of the band, the Spencer Davis Group, from top left: Muff Winwood, Pete York and Steve Winwood and Spencer Davis, foreground. British guitarist and bandleader Spencer Davis, whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man,” has died at the age of 81. Davis’ agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 that he died in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia.  (AP Photo, File)
'Gimme Some Lovin' rock star Spencer Davis dead at 81British guitarist and bandleader Spencer Davis, whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man,” has died at the age of 81
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This image released by the  San Francisco Conservatory of Music shows San Francisco Conservatory of Music President David Stull. The San Francisco Conservatory of Music announced Tuesday that it had purchased Opus 3 Artists, which represents about 250 musicians and attractions, a group that include conductors Daniel Barenboim, James Conlon, Christoph Eschenbach and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. (Carlin Ma/ San Francisco Conservatory of Music via AP)
San Francisco Conservatory buys Opus 3 Artists agencyWith much of the classical music industry shuttered by the novel coronavirus pandemic, one of the leading management agencies has been acquired by an unusual buyer in an unconventional transaction
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