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Aleksandrs Antonenko (right) will be the Met's first tenor to forego skin darkening makeup to play the lead role in Verdi's Otello. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Farewell To Blackfaced Otellos At The Met

In its season opening production, New York's Metropolitan Opera abandons the tradition of darkening the skin of tenors portraying the title role in Verdi's Otello.

Xi Jinping presided over a Beijing military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. To some observers, this showed Xi in firm political and military control. On the economic side, though, the signals are more mixed. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Tensions, China's President Heads To The U.S.

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Fast Lane Rationale
Sweat Moss of Aura

A person plays Candy Crush Saga on his tablet in Lille, northern France. This year, mobile games revenues are expected to fly past console games and hit more than $30 billion worldwide. Philippe Hugen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Apple TV, App Makers Try To Move Casual Gamers To Bigger Screen

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My Burr Minotaur Shock
Danzón Para Lisa Manuel Valera
Pretty Things Tülpa
Gibraltar Beirut
Prestige Production Neil Richardson

Aleksandrs Antonenko (right) will be the Met's first tenor to forego skin darkening makeup to play the lead role in Verdi's Otello. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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Farewell To Blackfaced Otellos At The Met

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An Evening I will Not Forget Dermot Kennedy
King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown Augustus Pablo
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Presidential candidates Ben Carson (left) and Donald Trump have each made controversial statements about Islam in recent days. Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ben Carson Wouldn't Vote For A Muslim President; He's Not Alone

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All Things to Men The Cinematic Orchestra & Manuva, Roots
Grande Cascade René Aubry
Midnight in Harlem Tedeschi Trucks Band
Across the Imaginary Divide Marcus Roberts Trio
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Exzebache Tommy Guerrero
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Cumbia de Jacobo Banda De Los Muertos

Julia Holter's new album, Have You In My Wilderness, comes out Sept. 25. Tonje Thilesen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'There's Always A Piece Of Me': Julia Holter On Storytelling

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Silhouette Julia Holter
Grazing in the Grass Hugh Masekela

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