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Who Made the Cut on President Obama's Summer Spotify Playlist? His Selections May Surprise You

Who Made the Cut on President Obama's Summer Spotify Playlist? His Selections May Surprise You

Originally posted 08/14/2015 05:00PM

President Barack Obama has always been relatively open about his music choices, and he offered more transparency than ever on Friday by posting two summer playlists on Spotify through the White House's brand new account.

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Norah Jones: Ravi Shankar 'Will Be Missed by Me, Music Lovers Everywhere'

UpdatePosted 12/12/2012 11:00AM

Ravi Shankar, Indian Sitar Star, Dies

Originally posted 12/12/2012 07:00AM

Ravi Shankar, the Indian sitarist and composer whose collaborations with Western musicians – both classical and rock – made him a familiar concert name by the late '60s and earned him the title "godfather of world music," died Tuesday in a hospital near his home in Southern California, his family said. He was 92.

Shankar's foundation said in a statement that he had suffered upper respiratory and heart problems and had undergone heart-valve replacement surgery last week, reports the Associated Press.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also confirmed Shankar's death, calling him a "national treasure."

But it was his daughter, singer Norah Jones, who honed in on his legacy: "My Dad's music touched millions of people. He will be greatly missed by me and music lovers everywhere."

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