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Google Doodle Honors Violinist, Activist Zitkala-Ša

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Three images of Zitkala-Ša"

Her 145th birthday would have been this past Monday. Also in this roundup: a new AI pianist, iconic fictional composers, and more!

1. We'll start off with an oldie, but a goodie: Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier," visualized in dizzying lights.

2. We spend a lot of time talking about real composers here. But what about fictional ones? Here are 5 of the best totally fictional composers, immortalized on paper, onscreen, and beyond.

3. This AI takes audio files and creates startlingly lifelike, 3D animated pianists to match:

4. Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason joined singer Gary Barlow in a moving performance of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," for Barlow's online series, "The Crooner Sessions."

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5. Monday, Feb. 22's Google Doodle celebrated the 145th birthday of writer, musician, teacher, composer, and suffragist Zitkala-Ša, a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Her story is incredible -- check it out here.

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Google Doodle of Zitkala-Ša, illustrated by American Indian guest artist of Osage, Kaw, Cheyenne River Sioux, and European heritage, Chris Pappan

Kendall Todd is the Content Manager for GBH Music.