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American opera singer Marian Anderson performs on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on April 9, 1939.

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American opera singer Marian Anderson performs on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on April 9, 1939.

Marian Anderson Tribute Unites Opera and M.C. Hammer

Rapper M.C. Hammer, actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and singer Dionne Warwick were among those who paid tribute to the late civil rights icon Marian Anderson Saturday night. This month marks the 75th anniversary of Anderson’s concert on the steps of the...

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Kennedy Center Honorees Carlos Santana, Shirley MacLaine and Billy Joel attend a reception at the White House for the 2013 Kennedy Center Honorees on Dec. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Kennedy Center Honorees Carlos Santana, Shirley MacLaine and Billy Joel attend a reception at the White House for the 2013 Kennedy Center Honorees on Dec. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Kennedy Center Awards: Snoop Dogg Meets Bill O’Reilly

When President Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Fox’s Bill O’Reilly and rapper Snoop Dogg are in the house, this must be the Kennedy Center Honors, the annual salute to artists who have made extraordinary contributions to American culture. “Despite all...

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Roger Daltrey attends the UK Premiere of "Sensation - The Story of The Who's Tommy" at Riverside Studios on October 22, 2013 in London, England.

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Roger Daltrey attends the UK Premiere of "Sensation - The Story of The Who's Tommy" at Riverside Studios on October 22, 2013 in London, England.

Roger Daltrey Playing the Capitol

Guess Who’s coming to the Capitol? The front man for The Who, that’s Who. Yes, that Who. Roger Daltrey, lead singer of the 1960s vintage English rock band, has been booked for a U.S. Capitol ceremony honoring Winston Churchill next...

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A woman walks by a street painting of Frank Sinatra in Hollywood on August 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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A woman walks by a street painting of Frank Sinatra in Hollywood on August 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Fed’s Bernanke Did It His Way, Overstates ‘Regrets’ ala Sinatra

Ben Bernanke might never admit that he ever “bit off” more than he could chew, though certainly he has taken his “blows.” Yet the Federal Reserve chairman may have overstated any “regrets” after nearly two full terms, presiding over the...

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Paul McCartney performs at Barclays Center on June 10, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

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Paul McCartney performs at Barclays Center on June 10, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Musical Interlude: McCartney’s ‘New’

For every season, turn turn, there must be a reason… to pause for a tune. This is the new one, “New,” from Paul McCartney. In the process of releasing his 16th solo album. Soundcheck likens it to “Revolver.” We beg...

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Singer James Taylor performs on the final day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

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Singer James Taylor performs on the final day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

James Taylor Live: Left, Right Unite: `May Have to Go Over Cliff’

Updated at 3:20 pm EST Singer-songwriter James Taylor, a self-described “yellow dog Democrat,” took a victory lap at the National Press Club today. Taylor campaigned for President Barack Obama’s re-election, including performing at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, where...

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Timothy Geithner, U.S. treasury secretary and trustee of Social Security and Medicare trust funds.

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Timothy Geithner, U.S. treasury secretary and trustee of Social Security and Medicare trust funds.

Tim Geithner Sees Jackson Browne: Occupying Wolf Trap

Spotted at last night’s Jackson Browne concert at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Browne, 63, a liberal singer-songwriter, is known for 1970s hits, including “The Pretender” and “Running on Empty,” and his political activism, ranging from...

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A Barack Obama supporter in Los Angeles.

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A Barack Obama supporter in Los Angeles.

Obama Singing `Call Me Maybe’

Among all the trends reported in our data dive today, including: – President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a dead heat still. – Obama’s approval rating at 46 percent. – Gallup’s jobless rate, by its own survey, sliding to...

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