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After a series of big tremors last August, Norcia's small community of Benedictine monks sought shelter on the mountainside high above the town. An earthquake devastated the town, seen here from the mountainside, in October. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Beer-Brewing Monks Are Helping Rebuild Earthquake-Devastated Town In Italy

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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will skip the Kennedy Center Honors later this year. It will be the fourth time in 40 years of the event that the sitting president won't be attendance. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Campers with Williams syndrome on stage at the Grand Ole Opry performing their original song, "I Love Big," with country artist Chris Young in front of a crowd of thousands. Emily Siner/WPLN hide caption

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Country Music And Brain Research Come Together At Nashville Summer Camp

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Iraqi government forces flash a victory sign while holding an upside-down Islamic State flag in western Mosul on June 9. As ISIS loses territory, it's still exhorting its supporters to keep fighting. Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As ISIS Gets Squeezed In Syria And Iraq, It's Using Music As A Weapon

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Doc Todd's hip-hop album is called Combat Medicine. Hyperion Productions/Courtesy of Doc Todd hide caption

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'Combat Medicine:' Afghanistan Vet Seeks To Help Others Through Hip-Hop

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Music therapist Brian Schreck began working with Nate Kramer after he was diagnosed with leukemia. Together, they recorded a song of Nate's heartbeat layered over melodies. Courtesy of Brian Schreck hide caption

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Heartbeat Music: Parents Remember Their Son Through His Song Of Life

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A stage constructed amidst Roman ruins to host the rock opera Divine Nero has led some archaeologists and art historians to denounce what they see as the commercialization of the city's heritage. Stefano Montesi/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Atop Ancient Ruins, A Rock Opera About Emperor Nero Leaves Some Romans Unimpressed

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NIH Director Francis Collins and Renée Fleming, who is Artistic Advisor at Large for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., sing a duet. Shelby Knowles/NPR hide caption

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The Soprano And The Scientist: A Conversation About Music And Medicine

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(From left to right) Mackenzie Stamper, Adrian Rodriguez and Luke Ryan attend weekly Suzuki violin lessons with instructor Sara Johnson, part of a training program called MILEStone, or Music Impacting Language Expertise. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Using Music And Rhythm To Help Kids With Grammar And Language

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Most of the people in a choir at Ryerson University in Toronto have joined a study testing how practicing music might help people with hearing loss handle noisy environments better. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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'Like Brain Boot Camp': Using Music To Ease Hearing Loss

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For Video Soundtracks, Computers Are The New Composers

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Violinist Adrian Pintea, from The Julliard School, plays a 1729 Stradivari known as the "Solomon, Ex-Lambert" in 2007 at Christie's in New York. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Is A Stradivarius Violin Easier To Hear? Science Says Nope

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