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Playlist: The Playlist: Beyoncé and Jay-Z Unite, and 12 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Beyoncé and Jay-Z Unite, and 12 More New Songs

DJ Khaled united Beyoncé and Jay-Z on a song from his upcoming album, “Father of Asahd.”
Trading One Stage for Another

Trading One Stage for Another

The musician Tracey Thorn, also a columnist for the New Statesman, has just released a new album, one that she says casts a sweeping eye backward over “my entire life.”
‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack Repeats at No. 1

‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack Repeats at No. 1

“Black Panther the Album,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, spent a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Playlist: The Playlist: Janelle Monáe Feels the Funk, and 13 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Janelle Monáe Feels the Funk, and 13 More New Songs

Janelle Monáe previewed her April album, “Dirty Computer,” with the funky “Make Me Feel.”
How the Breeders Finally Learned to Get Along

How the Breeders Finally Learned to Get Along

From left: Kim Deal, Josephine Wiggs, Jim Macpherson and Kelley Deal. The Breeders lineup that recorded “Last Splash” reunited and made a new album, 25 years later.
In Fashion: Say Aloha to Tokyo’s Rising Musicians

In Fashion: Say Aloha to Tokyo’s Rising Musicians

On Nene: Louis Vuitton shirt, about $2,070, louisvuitton.com. Nike pants, $90, nike.com. On Ishida: Louis Vuitton shirt, about $1,990, and pants, about $865. Ishida’s own necklace.
Jake Shears, of Scissor Sisters, Stages His Own Comeback

Jake Shears, of Scissor Sisters, Stages His Own Comeback

Jake Shears, formerly of the glam-rock band Scissor Sisters, in his Broadway dressing room. He stars in the musical “Kinky Boots.”
Playlist: The Playlist: Frank Ocean Rescues ‘Moon River,’ and 10 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Frank Ocean Rescues ‘Moon River,’ and 10 More New Songs

Frank Ocean reinterpreted "Moon River" for a Valentine's Day release.
How an Indie-Rock Star Is Made in 2018

How an Indie-Rock Star Is Made in 2018

Lucy Dacus, a rising singer and songwriter, recorded her first album as an unknown. Things were more stressful as she prepared its follow-up, “Historian.”
It Took Trump to Make Superchunk Go Political

It Took Trump to Make Superchunk Go Political

From left: Laura Ballance, Jon Wurster, Mac McCaughan and Jim Wilbur of Superchunk. After nearly 30 years, the group has made its first political album, “What a Time to Be Alive.”
Fifty Shades of Fever Ray

Fifty Shades of Fever Ray

In the music video for “To the Moon and Back,” Ms. Dreijer plays a baldheaded creature, reawoken from a cryogenic slumber to enjoy a sadomasochistic tea party.
Vic Damone, Who Crooned His Way to Postwar Popularity, Dies at 89

Vic Damone, Who Crooned His Way to Postwar Popularity, Dies at 89

Vid Damone during a rehearsal in Columbus, Ohio, in 1978.
Artist Says Kendrick Lamar Video for ‘Black Panther’ Song Stole Her Work

Artist Says Kendrick Lamar Video for ‘Black Panther’ Song Stole Her Work

Left, an image from the video for “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA; right, the painting “Constellation I” by Lina Iris Viktor.
The Surprise Stars of Olympic Skating: Ed Sheeran and Paul Anka

The Surprise Stars of Olympic Skating: Ed Sheeran and Paul Anka

Paul Fentz fell twice skating in the men’s single short program team event, but he also got attention for his song choice: Paul Anka’s cover of the Oasis track “Wonderwall.”
Playlist: The Playlist: John Prine Comes Home, and 10 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: John Prine Comes Home, and 10 More New Songs

“The Tree of Forgiveness” is John Prine's latest album.
John Perry Barlow, 70, Dies; Championed an Unfettered Internet

John Perry Barlow, 70, Dies; Championed an Unfettered Internet

John Perry Barlow during a forum on the internet’s impact on society, held at New York University in 2014.
John Perry Barlow, 70, Dies; Championed an Unfettered Internet

John Perry Barlow, 70, Dies; Championed an Unfettered Internet

John Perry Barlow during a forum on the internet’s impact on society, held at New York University in 2014.
Jimmy Buffett Does Not Live the Jimmy Buffett Lifestyle

Jimmy Buffett Does Not Live the Jimmy Buffett Lifestyle

Jimmy Buffett at the Marquis Theater on Broadway, where his new musical, “Escape to Margaritaville,” is set to open in March. “I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t spend a week on the beach,” he said.
A K-Pop Primer for Olympic Listening

A K-Pop Primer for Olympic Listening

The K-pop boy band EXO is set to perform at the Olympics closing ceremony on Feb 25.
Why Is James Brown’s Estate Still Unsettled? Ask the Lawyers

Why Is James Brown’s Estate Still Unsettled? Ask the Lawyers

A statue of James Brown in Augusta, Ga., where he grew up. Mr. Brown’s will had set aside money to distribute scholarships for children from the state.