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Because of a bitter labor dispute, the Minnesota Orchestra has not played a single performance in its concert hall this year. The orchestra's music director, Osmo Vanska (pictured here), resigned in October. Greg Helgeson/Minnesota Orchestra hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

As The Year Closes, A Concert Hall Remains Empty

By the time 2013 ends, the Minnesota Orchestra will not have played a single note in its own concert hall due to a labor dispute between musicians and management. It's an emblem of the problems facing non-profit arts institutions around the country.

Tomas Young was paralyzed from the chest down during his deployment to Iraq. He had decided to refuse care and end his life, but since changed his mind. Frank Morris for NPR hide caption

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Injured Veteran Keeps Up His Fight, Deciding To Live

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The Internet Hoaxes That Had Us All Clicking For More

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Because of a bitter labor dispute, the Minnesota Orchestra has not played a single performance in its concert hall this year. The orchestra's music director, Osmo Vanska (pictured here), resigned in October. Greg Helgeson/Minnesota Orchestra hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

As The Year Closes, A Concert Hall Remains Empty

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As The Year Closes, A Concert Hall Remains Empty

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Pianist Marcus Roberts, who is blind, hadn't worked with Wynton Marsalis for two decades before his latest slate of recordings. John Douglas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

'Together Again' With Wynton Marsalis, 20 Years Later

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'Together Again' With Wynton Marsalis, 20 Years Later

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