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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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Deceptive Cadence

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

The show explores the life of the jazz saxophonist, with Lawrence Brownlee in the title role. It opens this weekend at the Apollo Theater in New York — a stage where Parker played.

Salah Abdeslam, 26, is a suspect in last November's Paris attack. He was arrested recently in Brussels and is to be extradited to Paris. He and his brother, a suicide bomber in the Paris attack, both spent time in prison for dealing drugs. Uncredited/AP hide caption

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ISIS Attracts Ex-Cons, Creating A New Brand Of Jihadist

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A Madison Water Utility Crew works to dig up and replace a broken water shutoff box in preparation for a larger pipe-lining project. Madison started using copper instead of lead pipes in the late 1920s. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Avoiding A Future Crisis, Madison Removed Lead Water Pipes 15 Years Ago

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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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