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Weathering racial storms, Lena Horne rose above

Lena Horne, an African American pioneer who fought for equality as an artist-activist, died May 9 at age 92. She is remembered as a crusader for civil rights and a symbol of black pride.

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Cuban folk singer Silvio Rodriguez set to tour U.S.

Legendary Cuban folk singer Silvio Rodriguez is scheduled to perform throughout the United States this summer in his first tour here in more than 30 years.

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Songs of civil rights movement ring out at White House

Songs linked to the great social change movements of our times echoed through the White House Feb. 9, with Smokey Robinson, Bob Dylan and other music legends at the microphone.

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Star-studded telethon aims to raise millions for Haiti

"Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" will appear on more than 25 networks tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

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Radical folk music pioneer dies at 88

Bess Lomax Hawes, a member of the famous Lomax family of folklorists and of the legendary Almanac Singers, died Nov. 27 at the age of 88.

Pete Seeger: 90 years of song and struggle

Born 90 years ago this May 3, Pete Seeger has been a tireless performer of topical song and a champion of global folklore, focusing his strongest efforts on that which was created by, for and about, the so-called common man.

Madonna the top-earning musician of 2008

If anyone had any doubt that touring is where the money is in today's music business, a look at Billboard's top moneymakers of 2008 should hammer the point home.

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