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The Liberace Museum Collection, dedicated to the eccentric pianist Wladziu Valentino Liberace (1919-1987), can be found in which American state?

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Answer: Nevada
Liberace established the museum in his own honor during 1979 in Paradise, Nevada. Since its inception, the Liberace Museum Collection has always been in Nevada - first in the town of Paradise and later in 2015 moved to one of Michael Jackson's former houses in Las Vegas.

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Which reality TV star was a cowriter of TLC's 1999 hit "No Scrubs"?

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Answer: Kandi Burruss
Being more than a reality TV star, Kandi Burruss is also an accomplished musician, earning a Grammy Award for her writing contributions to "No Scrubs".

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Which of the following rock legends died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound?

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Answer: Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana fame committed suicide at the age of 27 in 1994. Although his career was very brief, he established himself as one of the greatest rockers in modern history.

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Guitarist George Harrison was a member of which influential rock group?

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Answer: The Beatles
Along with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, George Harrison was one of the four Beatles. He was often referred to as "the quiet Beatle".

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John Cage's "As Slow as Possible" (1987), a musical piece that began in 2001, is scheduled to end after how many years?

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Answer: 639
The organ version of "As Slow as Possible" began at St. Burckhardt's church in Germany during 2001 and is scheduled to conclude in 2640, thus making it 639 years in duration.

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Who was the first Western music artist(s) to be allowed to perform a concert in China?

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Answer: Wham!
Wham!'s 1985 visit to and concerts in China were both firsts by a Western pop act in that country.

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Beginning in 1996, the Australian $100 note featured the image of which classical musician?

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Answer: Nellie Melba
The "Melba" in Dame Nellie Melba's name is actually derived from Melbourne, Australia, her hometown. She holds a very special place in the history of Australia as she was the first classical musician from that country to achieve international fame.

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Lady Gaga derived her stage name from a song performed by which legendary band?

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Answer: Queen
Queen's 1984 song "Radio Ga Ga", about the rising dominance of television over radio, is where Stefani Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga, derived her stage name from.

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How old was Johann Sebastian Bach when he became an orphan?

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Answer: 10
J. S. Bach was born into a family full of professional musicians. Unfortunately both his mother and father, music director Johann Ambrosius Bach, died within eight months of each other. Johann was just 10 years old when these tragic events took place. However, he was able to further his musical studies through association with his brother, the organist Johann Christoph Bach.



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