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As an instrumental Fellow, Miles Salerni plays timpani with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Hilary Scott/Courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

If At First (Or Fourth) You Don't Succeed, Join The Tanglewood Stage Crew

Percussionist Miles Salerni repeatedly auditioned to be a Fellow at the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer home, but was rejected. So he found another way in.

You Could Ruin My Day Four Tet
So Much for So Little Kaki King

The Christ the Redeemer statue is visible above the Santa Marta favela in Rio de Janeiro. Joao Velozo for NPR hide caption

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In Rio's Favelas, Hoped-For Benefits From Olympics Have Yet To Materialize

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USA's Katie Meili poses with her bronze medal on the podium of the women's 100-meter breaststroke at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Defense Of Bronze: The True Mettle Of The Metal Of The 3rd-Place Medal

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Magic Number De La Soul
Gold Prisms Incorporated The Bad Plus

Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, listens during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, in July 2013. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Outgoing ACLU Director Reviews Tenure Fighting National Security Battles

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Puma Dntel
Ballad of Speck and Pebble Delicate Steve

The long lifespan of the Greenland shark, shown here in the cold, deep waters of the Uummannaq Fjord, may only be surpassed by that of the ocean quahog, a clam known to live as long as 507 years. Julius Nielsen/Science hide caption

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Talk About An Ancient Mariner! Greenland Shark Is At Least 272 Years Old

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A rhino wakes up after its horn was trimmed at John Hume's Rhino Ranch in Klerksdorp, South Africa, on Feb. 3. South Africa's highest court is preparing to decide whether to uphold the country's domestic ban on trading rhino horn. John Hume is a private rhino owner and breeder who advocates for legalizing trade. Mujahid Safodien /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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If South Africa Lifts The Ban On Trading Rhino Horns, Will Rhinos Benefit?

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Buffalo The Phoenix Foundation
C.R.E.A.M. El Michels Affair

Marijuana grows beneath lights at Alternative Solutions, a medical marijuana producer, on April 20 in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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DEA Rejects Attempt To Loosen Federal Restrictions On Marijuana

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Showdown Dan Romer, Osei Essed
A Walk Tycho
Window Shopping Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Camp Ivanhoe Cadence Medley Peter Jarvis Drum Corps
Keep Yourself Warm Frightened Rabbit
Lady Gabor
Process of Leaving E*vax

As an instrumental Fellow, Miles Salerni plays timpani with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Hilary Scott/Courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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If At First (Or Fourth) You Don't Succeed, Join The Tanglewood Stage Crew

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Do, Do, Do, song (from Oh, Kay!, musical) Gary Graffman, New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta (conductor)

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