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Bluegrass Pioneer Ralph Stanley Dies At 89

Ralph Stanley was one of the early leaders of bluegrass music, and enjoyed an unexpectedly broad following after he sang a song for the Coen Brothers' film, O Brother, Where Art Thou.

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The fate of Prince's memoir is uncertain

Prince announced just last month that he was working on a memoir to be published in 2017. Rolling Stone called it "one of the most anticipated memoirs in music history." After Prince's death last week, however, the future of the book is uncertain.

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Musicians react to Brussels attacks

Bombs exploded at the Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens. Following news of the attacks, several in the music world shared their thoughts via social media. View a collection of some of those messages.

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