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  • Dave Brubeck dies at 91; jazz legend

    Dave Brubeck dies at 91; jazz legend
    In the strait-laced Eisenhower 1950s, Dave Brubeck seemed, on one hand, deeply conventional. He didn't drink, smoke or take drugs. He favored expressions like "baloney!" and "you bet" over ruder alternatives. He had a prodigious work ethic that had been ground into him by his cowboy father on the family's California cattle ranch.
  • Hal David dies at 91; songwriting partner of Burt Bacharach

    Hal David dies at 91; songwriting partner of Burt Bacharach
    Hal David, the renowned pop music lyricist whose prolific collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach produced a wealth of enduringly memorable hits in the 1960s and early '70s, including "Walk On By," "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and the Oscar-...

    Ravi Shankar dies at 92; sitar master

    Ravi Shankar dies at 92; sitar master
    Ravi Shankar was already revered as a master of the sitar in 1966 when he met George Harrison, the Beatle who became his most famous disciple and gave the Indian musician-composer unexpected pop-culture cachet. Suddenly the classically trained Shankar...

    Psy threatens to retire 'Gangnam Style' on New Year's Eve

    Psy threatens to retire 'Gangnam Style' on New Year's Eve
    Feel like you never need to hear "Gangnam Style" again? You're not alone: Psy told MTV News he'll be "ending" his unavoidable dance-pop song -- a No. 2 smash on the Hot 100 whose video has been viewed over 1 billion times on YouTube -- following his...

    The minstrel's legacy

    The minstrel's legacy
    The new book "Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy From Slavery to Hip-Hop," by Yuval Taylor and Jake Austen, explores the history of minstrelsy, dissecting how it became the most popular form of American entertainment before vaudeville and identifying how...