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Jill Miller to perform at 11th annual benefit concert

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Pioneering jazz singer Jon Hendricks dies at 96

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Jazz Singing Legend Jon Hendricks Dies at 96

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Grammy TV special highlights key role played by its producer

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Q&A: Garth Brooks on new anthology and lip syncing

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Green Day releases greatest hits

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Review: Blah Barbra Streisand concert film a gooey lump

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