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At 71 years of age, iconic singer-songwriter Elton John is crossing the globe for one last time on his farewell tour.

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As part of the ramp up to the release of his new album, “Yhandi,” Kanye West has dialed the confusing behavior up another notch.

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Willie Nelson is an 85-year-old American music icon and he doesn’t care what anyone thinks. And why should he?

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With Songs Of Syria, A California Musician Rediscovers Her Armenian Language

Bedouine has a Laurel Canyon sound with a Syrian soul.

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There’s a moment on Bedouine’s self-titled debut album that tugs at the heartstrings in an unexpected way. The song “Louise” is the first of two bonus tracks on the album in which singer-songwriter Azniv Korkejian veers away from the English language that has dominated the album’s low-key, folksy sound. Instead, she offers lyrics in Armenian. That alone is unusual, perhaps even radical. There is said to be more than 5 million Armenian speakers globally — not much in the grand scheme of widely understood languages.

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The famously apolitical Jimmy Fallon shows even he has his limits with a pointed (and very entertaining) update to a Bob Dylan classic.

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The act of plagiarism already requires a high degree of audacity, a supreme confidence in your ability to get away with it, because there’s nothing more embarrassing than getting caught stealing someone else’s work (Melania Trump would know). But at least one man — a poet laureate, no less — was brazen enough to steal the work of one of the greatest American poets of the century: Tupac Shakur.

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