Kip Winger's new classical album is called Conversations With Nijinsky. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kip Winger Explores His Classical Side

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Timothy Laughlin (Aaron Blake, left) meets Hawkins Fuller (Joseph Lattanzi) in Cincinnati Opera's world premiere production of Fellow Travelers, based on the novel by Thomas Mallon. Philip Groshong/Cincinnati Opera hide caption

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A New Opera Illuminates The 'Lavender Scare,' A Little-Explored Era In Gay History

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Soprano Andriana Chuchman and tenor Sean Panikkar in a scene from Shalimar the Clown. Ken Howard/Opera Theatre of Saint Louis hide caption

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Salman Rushdie's 'Shalimar The Clown' Is Now An Opera

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Kronos Quartet has commissioned 50 pieces of music for its latest project, Fifty for the Future. Jay Blakesberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kronos Quartet Wants To Give You Free Music — And Teach You How To Play It

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Transgender choruses — such as the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, led by Lindsey Deaton (with guitar) — are springing up all over the country. A transgender pride flag is at the center of this image. James Geiger/The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles hide caption

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Transgender Choruses Harness The (Changing) Power Of Voices

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Bassist Jane Little performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for more than 71 years — a world record. Dustin Chambers/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Jane Little, Atlanta's Dainty Double-Bass Player For 71 Years, Dies Onstage

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The Minnesota Opera's adaptation of The Shining brings the horror story to the stage. Ken Howard/Courtesy of the Minnesota Opera hide caption

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Even Scarier Than The Book Or Movie: 'The Shining' Is Now An Opera

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Daniela Mack and Matthew Worth star as First Lady and President Kennedy in a new show at the Fort Worth Opera, JFK. Nine Photography/Forth Worth Opera hide caption

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In Fort Worth Opera's 'JFK,' A Tension Between Joy And Tragedy

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Henry Threadgill calls his Pulitzer-winning piece, In for a Penny, In for a Pound, "an epic." John Rogers/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Henry Threadgill Zooid, 'In For A Penny, In For A Pound (Opening)'

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Kathleen Battle will return to the Metropolitan Opera after 22 years. Metropolitan Opera Archives hide caption

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Is Battle Fatigue Over? The Met Rehires A Banned Soprano

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Cellist, conductor — and alleged billionaire — Sergei Roldugin (left) with Vladimir Putin at Russia's St. Petersburg Music House in 2009. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the Turtle Creek Chorale, a Dallas men's choir, perform Tyler's Suite at the Dallas City Performance Hall on March 31, 2016. Michael McGary/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Requiem For A Teen: 'Tyler's Suite' Honors A Life Cut Short

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After his First Symphony flopped, Sergei Rachmaninoff briefly switched careers. A London critic wrote, "It was such a spectacle as has rarely been seen anywhere in the Empire." Photo illustration by Jeff Curnow/Wikimedia Commons/Library of Congress hide caption

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Tenor Lawrence Brownlee plays the title role in the new opera Charlie Parker's Yardbird. Dominic Mercier/Opera Philadelphia hide caption

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Opera And Jazz Mingle In 'Charlie Parker's Yardbird'

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Actors onstage during a performance of Fallujah. The Long Beach Opera production is based on the combat experiences of a U.S. Marine in Iraq, and was co-written with an Iraqi-American. Keith Ian Polakoff/Long Beach Opera hide caption

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An Iraq War Opera Finds A Vein Of Empathy

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Composer Bear McCreary is known for scoring popular television shows like Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead. His first film score is for 10 Cloverfield Lane. Kevin Porter & Anton Seim/Tim Greiving hide caption

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From Television To '10 Cloverfield Lane,' A Composer Plays With Surprise — And Luck

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Carter Burwell has scored 16 films for the Coen Brothers, including their latest, Hail, Caesar! Tycho Burwell/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Love The Music Of Coen Brothers Films? You Can Thank Carter Burwell

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