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'Three Penny Opera' Turns 75

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'Three Penny Opera' Turns 75

'Three Penny Opera' Turns 75

'Three Penny Opera' Turns 75

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Three Penny Opera the show that brought us the hit song "Mack the Knife," debuted 75 years ago in Berlin. NPR's Scott Simon talks with University of Rochester music professor Kim Kowalke about the lasting legacy of the work.