On her new album, Silver & Ash, singer-songwriter Clare Burson sought to recreate the emotions her grandmother experienced as a child in Nazi Germany. Erica Beckman hide caption

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Scott Shepherd plays an office worker who gets swept away by The Great Gatsby in Gatz. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Opera singer Eric Owens stars as Alberich in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Das Rheingold. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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Danny Rahim, left, Vincent Ebrahim, kneeling, and Nabil Elouahabi perform in Monologue. John Haynes/Tricycle Theatre hide caption

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Miss Daisy Rides Again: Vanessa Redgrave returns to Broadway to take on a character Jessica Tandy made famous on film. Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New to Broadway this season is the U.K. production of La Bete, set in 17th century France and starring Mark Rylance and David Hyde Pierce. Courtesy The Hartman Group hide caption

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Seraphic Fire with conductor Patrick Dupre Quigley. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sheet music costs about $4 per song. But, as with audio or video files, these documents are easy to pass around online. JadeXJustice/flickr hide caption

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Canadian singer Lindsay Sutherland Boal started out in opera before turning to cabaret. Andrew Alexander hide caption

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David Annen (left) and Paul Bhattacharjee play G.H. Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan, two mathematicians who inspired Simon McBurney's A Disappearing Number. Robbie Jack hide caption

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Keith Lockhart conducts the Boston Pops on the 4th of July, 2008. Stu Rosner hide caption

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Actor Danny Kaye (left) clowns around with composer Frank Loesser while rehearsing a song for the 1952 film Hans Christian Andersen. Gjon Mili/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Just Dance: Megan Sikora (center) is a member of the ensemble in Broadway's revival of Promises, Promises. Sikora also understudies the musical's lead, Kristin Chenoweth, and featured actress Katie Finneran. Joan Marcus/The Hartman Group hide caption

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The Tanglewood Festival Chorus has 280 volunteer singers. Michael J. Lutch hide caption

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