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John Mellencamp and his impressive co-authors

In this Sept. 22, 2014 file photo, singer-songwriter John Mellencamp poses for a portrait to promote his 22nd album "Plain Spoken" at the Greenwich Hotel in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — John Mellencamp feels he has some impressive co-writers for his latest songs, like playwright Tennessee Williams and folk legend Pete Seeger.

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Review: Prince seeks relevance in double release

In this 2014 photo released by NPG Records, Prince performs at The Roundhouse in London. On Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, Prince will release his first album in four years, “Art Official Age,” along with music from his latest protege act, 3RDEYEGIRL, “PLECTRUMELECTRUM.” (AP Photo/NPG Records)

Prince, “Art Official Age” (Warner Bros.)

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Oliver adds journalism to his comedy

In this April 2014 image released by HBO, host John Oliver speaks during "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," in New York. Oliver, who subbed for Jon Stewart as host of "The Daily Show" last summer and began his own HBO weekly show in April, often devotes about half of his 30 minutes to a single topic below the headlines. His subsequent report questioning the pageant's scholarship program was the latest example of how Oliver has quickly moved beyond his roots at "The Daily Show" to produce something distinctive, and usually hilarious. (AP Photo/HBO, Eric Liebowitz)

NEW YORK (AP) — In poking fun at the Miss America pageant on the most recent episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver reached for the comedic equivalent of low-hanging fruit. Then he veered into something wholly unexpected — investigative journalism.

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