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Gil Evans

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...Gil Evans, born in Toronto, Ontario, in 1912, became a nexus for the emerging bebop and bop-derivative jazz genres that came out of New York City. Raised in Stockton, California, Evans moved to New York City permanently in 1946...
...As an Israeli singer and songwriter whose career spanned over fifty years, Arik Einstein’s music was interconnected with a series of major political and social events in the region. Born in 1913 in Tel Aviv, then within the British Mandate...
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...Throughout her career, Gloria Estefan was consistently innovative with her popular interpretation of Cuban music. Born to a middle-class family of Spanish immigrants in Cuba in 1957, Estefan’s father was in the Cuban military and served...
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...One of the most iconic rock and roll duos, the Everly Brothers, was comprised of Isaac Donald “Don” Everly and his brother Phillip “Phil” Everly (born in 1937 and 1939 respectively). Their father, a former coal miner, was encouraged...

The Eagles

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...The soft-rock sound of the 1970s was inextricable from the musical output of the Eagles. Formed by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner in Los Angeles in 1971, the Eagles all began as members of Linda Ronstadt’s band...
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...With a name that translates as “Collapsing New Buildings,” the industrial music of Einstürzende Neubaten developed an aesthetic that incorporated critiques of modernity and European society in the 1980s and beyond. The band made its first...

Enya

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...In the 1980s and 1990s, Enya’s combination of Celtic, folk, and electronic music propelled her to international fame as a singer and songwriter. Born to a musical Irish family in 1961, Enya joined the band Clannad with her older siblings...
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...Among the almost infinite tragedies of World War I, James Reese Europe’s participation exhibited the potential cultural power the event’s diaspora created. Europe was born in 1880 in Alabama but moved to Washington, D.C. when he was ten...
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...With a distinguished career that lasted over fifty years, Duke Ellington’s importance to the development of jazz in America and abroad cannot be overstated. Born to piano-playing parents in 1899 in Washington, D.C., Ellington began playing...

Brian Eno

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...One of the most prolific creative minds of the late twentieth century, Brian Eno and his music introduced many to the artistry of abstract music and visual art. Born in 1948 in Suffolk, England, Eno studied art and experimental music. He...