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Miriam Makeba, the South African singer exiled after speaking out against apartheid, died today after suffering a heart attack at a concert in Italy. Known as "Mama Afrika," Makeba, 76, brought African music to a global audience, but she said she did not consider herself a political singer. "People think I consciously…

In honor of Joni Mitchell's 65th birthday on Friday, the Wall Street Journal interviewed some of her friends. "In a hundred years, when they ask who was the greatest songwriter of the era, it's got to be her or Dylan. I think it's her. And she's a better musician than Bob," says David Crosby, who produced her debut…