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Top Picks: Ernie Kovacs' lost tape, Bibi Tanga's new album, and more

One man explores rock history in 12 minutes, 'Singin' in the Rain' gets an anniversary edition, and more top picks.

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Camel guides wait for customers at the Pyramids Plateau in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo May 31, 2012.

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Priceless art up close

The Barnes Collection takes viewers on an intimate tour of the art collection of Dr. Albert Barnes, housed in a new Philadelphia museum. Travel the world, and through history, to understand how he put together this unusual collection, including 20th-century masters such as Picasso and Matisse. The hour-long documentary airs on PBS Aug. 3 at 9 p.m. Check local listings.

Continental funk

Born in Bangui in the Central African Republic, then raised as a diplomat's son in Russia, France, and the United States, Bibi Tanga grew up listening to a variety of music. And what comes out in his latest album, 40 degrees of Sunshine, is a whirlwind tour. The track likely to get you to hit the repeat button is "My Heart is Jumping," a James Brown-style funkfest, but Tanga and the gang also deliver up some traditional soukous styles, a bit of Prince, and a bit of avant-garde poetry thrown in for good measure.

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