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Don Cornelius, creator of “Soul Train,” dead at 75

Don Cornelius, creator of the iconic "Soul Train" television show, was found dead on Wednesday at his California home. He was 75.

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Rock band may sell teaparty.com for $1 million

When Canadian rock band The Tea Party formed in 1990, they had no idea they would soon share their moniker with one of the most controversial right-wing groups in America.

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Howly Slim: A high note for Lavender Festival

Songwriter Howly Slim will be perfoming at the Lavender Festival in Sequim, Wash., and tells of ASCAP and BMI system that has gone "terribly wrong."

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Hip Hop gains popularity among Native American youth

Hip-hop  is one of the greatest cultural contributions of the U.S. From Japan to South Africa the thumping bass and rhythmic lyrical accompaniment that is hip-hop has swept the globe.

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Pete Seeger on Woody Guthrie, youth and the environment

"These were the original verses, which Woody had written. He sang them several different ways. The way I learned it is how he wrote it, mentioning private property."

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Pete Seeger on youth, careers, and social movements

David Kupfer visited with Pete Seeger just before his 90th birthday in the spring of 2009. This is the second installment of a three part series based on the interviews.

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Carlos Santana slams Georgia's anti-immigrant law

Immigrant rights activists say legendary guitarist Carlos Santana hit a home run during his speech at Major League Baseball's annual Civil Rights Game in Atlanta, Georgia, May 15.

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Pete Seeger on the power of songs, an interview

Now is Pete Seeger's 92nd birthday. Happy birthday Pete!

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NY festival will showcase Cuban artists

The festival will include Cuban artists, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, photographers and writers who will showcase their work.

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Leaders map jobs fight at Amistad Awards event

Activists said they were inspired,  "fired up and ready to go" at The Voices for Jobs, Equality & Peace - People's World Amistad Awards Concert held in New Haven, Connecticut Dec. 5.

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