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Kris Bowers Reflects On Coming 'Full Circle' In Composing The Score For 'Respect'
Aretha Franklin liked how Kris Bowers played piano at a competition in 2011. It was his big break — a fact that he says was with him while he scored a upcoming biopic about the late Queen of Soul.   (26 February)

Metropolitan Opera Backstage Workers: 'Without People, The Opera Is Nothing'
A union representing 800 backstage workers began a publicity campaign today urging donors and government entities to withdraw support for the company because of a labor dispute.   (20 February)

On 'Time To Shine,' Black Violin Focuses On The Light
The duo, famed for enmeshing classical and hip-hop, looks back at America's past year and toward its near future on a new song, "Time to Shine."   (17 February)

After U.S. Immigration Battle, Musician Kayhan Kalhor Returns To Iran
Grammy-winning Iranian musician Kayhan Kalhor called the U.S. home for decades, until chaotic encounters with the immigration system caused him to leave the country permanently.   (11 February)

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