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Elton John and Bernie Taupin promote the film Rocketman at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019. Loic Venance/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin win the 2024 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

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Brian d'Arcy James and Kelli O'Hara star in a new Broadway adaptation of the 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses. Joan Marcus hide caption

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'Days of Wine and Roses,' a film about love and addiction, is now a spirited musical

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A bench is seen at the entrance of the Freedom Theatre in the Jenin refugee camp 10 days after a raid by Israeli forces, Dec. 23, 2023. Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How a West Bank Palestinian theater went from symbol of hope to casualty of war

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Singer and composer H. Sinno is bringing a site-specific opera to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Temple of Dendur. Derrick Kakembo /The Metropolitan Museum of Art hide caption

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An ancient Egyptian temple in New York inspires a Lebanese American musician

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Jacqueline Novak in her new comedy special, Get on Your Knees. Emily V. Aragones/Netflix hide caption

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The Takács Quartet — left to right: Edward Dusinberre, Harumi Rhodes, Richard O'Neill and András Fejér — collaborated with composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama (center) to premiere her composition Flow. Cal Performances hide caption

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What did the beginning of time sound like? A new string quartet offers an impression

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Anna Deavere Smith takes on the words of real Americans - and emulates them on stage. Maury Phillips/Getty Images for The Broad Stage/Photo courtesy of Anna Deavere Smith hide caption

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Sondheim had the highest standards for himself, the director of Here We Are said. Emilio Madrid/Here We Are hide caption

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Stephen Sondheim is cool now

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Pink's 2009 pop hit "Sober" may be the best known song about sobriety. She's shown above at The BRIT Awards in London in 2019. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images hide caption

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For Dry January, we ask a music critic for great songs about not drinking

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With songs by The Avett Brothers, Swept Away is inspired by the true story of an 19th century shipwreck in which seamen resorted to cannibalism to survive. Julieta Cervantes/Arena Stage hide caption

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Truth, forgiveness: 'Swept Away' is a theatrical vessel for Avett Bros' music

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Bradley Cooper plays composer Leonard Bernstein in Maestro. Jason McDonald/Netflix hide caption

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To become the 'Maestro,' Bradley Cooper learned to live the music

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In 1914, British and German troops participated in a Christmas and New Year truce in the trenches of the Western Front. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Day the Guns Fell Silent

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Hundreds of musicians display their tubas after completing TubaChristmas Dec. 18, 2003, in Chicago. Tim Boyle/Getty Images hide caption

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In which we toot the horn of TubaChristmas, celebrating its 50th brassy birthday

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