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Provocation and Follow-Through: Julia Bullock Talks With Lara Downes

The thoughtful soprano believes that art is good at questioning, challenging and provoking. But the real question, she says, is: "What happens after the provocation?"

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A Tense New Classical Work Bottles The Feeling Of A Police Stop

Pulitzer-winning composer Anthony Davis based <em>You Have The Right To Remain Silent, </em>released this week<em> </em>as a virtual performance, on his own experience with police.

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Time Warps, Dolphins And Baptism: Helga Davis Talks With Lara Downes

The restless creator of music and theatre says the pandemic has opened up new ways to be a storyteller.

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Copland House: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

A trio of musicians gather at Aaron Copland's longtime home. Watch them play the iconic American composer's music at his own piano and beside his own writing desk.

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Tigran Hamasyan: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The award-winning pianist performs three solo songs from his home in Armenia.

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Struck With Memory Loss, A Dancer Remembers 'Swan Lake.' But Who Is She?

Viewers worldwide are responding to a moving video of Marta C. González, a former dancer afflicted with dementia. But critics are questioning whether González is who the clip makers claim she is.

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'In The Act Of Living, You're A Revolutionary': Anthony McGill Talks With Lara Downes

The New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist blows apart the labels he once applied to himself to discover a stream of activism.

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'In The Act Of Living, You're A Revolutionary': Anthony McGill Talks With Lara Downes

The New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist blows apart the labels he once applied to himself to discover a stream of activism.

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