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For Jazz and Gospel Artists and Audiences, Music Is Their Faith, and Faith Is Their Rock

For Jazz and Gospel Artists and Audiences, Music Is Their Faith, and Faith Is Their Rock

By Mark Reynolds

31 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

Black music's spiritual aspect may be a given, but two new books, A City Called Heaven and Spirits Rejoice! go deep into explaining how that actually happens....

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20 Questions: Oliver Sacks

By Karen Zarker

30 Aug 2015 // 3:00 PM

Neurologist and philosopher Oliver Sacks possesses a tireless intellect, a perpetual curiosity, and a compassionate understanding of humans. ...

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