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Edis De Philippe

Cultural powerhouse Edis De Philippe founded the Israel National Opera Company in 1947, creating a landmark institution for the performing arts.

Lesley Gore

Known for the feminist anthem “You Don’t Own Me,” teenage pop sensation Lesley Gore carefully negotiated which parts of her life the media did and did not own.

Thumbnail of Rachel King on Carole King's Album, Tapestry, 2015

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Thumbnail of This Week in History: On June 7, 1971, Carole King released her hit album "Tapestry." Rachel King offers some reasons for the album's enduring impact.
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Rachel King on Carole King's Album, Tapestry, 2015

This Week in History: On June 7, 1971, Carole King released her hit album "Tapestry." Rachel King offers some reasons for the album's enduring impact.
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This Week in History: On June 7, 1971, Carole King released her hit album "Tapestry." Rachel King offers some reasons for the album's enduring impact.

Hanne Blank

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Hanne Blank.
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Hanne Blank.

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Steve Benson on the Death of Sylvia Blagman Syms

On May 10, 1992, singer Sylvia Blagman Syms died in the middle of a standing ovation. Steve Benson discusses her remarkable life and outsized personality.
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On May 10, 1992, singer Sylvia Blagman Syms died in the middle of a standing ovation. Steve Benson discusses her remarkable life and outsized personality.

Sophie Tucker Performing

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Singer and comedian Sophie Tucker performing.
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Singer and comedian Sophie Tucker performing.

Just Like Animals

We need to pay strict attention to what messages we get from the media and how those messages perpetuate violence and misogyny. Violent and offensive lyrics, such as those in “Animals,” glorify and romanticize sexualized violence, causing distorted views on healthy relationships. Objectification and violence toward women can too easily become mainstream when popular celebrities endorse this behavior.

Adam Levine

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Adam Levine of Maroon 5.

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Adam Levine of Maroon 5.

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Choosing Our Role Models, and Letting Them Go

When I was younger, I used to love watching Hannah Montana on television. The lead character, played by Miley Cyrus, lived a double life as pop sensation Hannah Montana. Cyrus had so many fans, so many young not-yet-teenagers who looked up to her. I remember going to see her in concert when I was in fourth grade. It was one of the highlights of my year. 

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