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Daphne A. Brooks

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Daphne A. Brooks

Daphne A. Brooks, a professor of English and African-American studies at Princeton University, is the author of Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850-1910 (Duke) and Jeff Buckley's Grace (Continuum).

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Dismissed as inauthentic and overlooked by rock critics, Houston inspired a rainbow connection of Gen X and Y singers to belt across the colorline.

Just about the only thing Amy Winehouse hasn't repackaged from the black music archives is the one thing she could use: a lesson in Motown etiquette.

Beyoncé Knowles's sexed-up club jam B'Day is also an odd, urgent, dissonant and disruptive personal and political statement.