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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2005  file photo, Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln performs during Jazz at Lincoln Center's Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert,  in New York.The jazz singer and songwriter Abbey Lincoln has died in New York at age 80. Known for her independent and uncompromising style, Lincoln made records and acted in films in the 1950s and '60s, then saw her career surge again in the 1990s when she found herself as a songwriter.  (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2005 file photo, Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln performs during Jazz at Lincoln Center's Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert, in New York.The jazz singer and songwriter Abbey Lincoln has died in New York at age 80. Known for her independent and uncompromising style, Lincoln made records and acted in films in the 1950s and '60s, then saw her career surge again in the 1990s when she found herself as a songwriter. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)

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