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While in the film "Circle of Life" is sung by a voice off-screen, Rafiki takes on the opening number in the The Lion King musical. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Arts & Life

Bold Experiment Turned Broadway Hit, 'Lion King' Continues To Thrill — And Heal

Director Julie Taymor took an unconventional tack in adapting the animated film for the big stage. Even 20 years on, she finds the musical's social themes evolve and resonate with audiences worldwide.

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Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano updates the media on evacuation and search-and-rescue efforts on Oct. 11, as wildfires devastate the county. At a more recent news conference, Giordano struck down wildfire-related rumors circulating on social media. Paul Elias/AP hide caption

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Are Social Media Sites Doing Enough To Combat Rumors And False News?

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Sakdiyah Ma'ruf is a comedian in Indonesia. Now she is breaking ground as a stand-up comedian who wears a hijab while openly mocking religious fundamentalists. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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She Watched Bootleg Episodes Of Seinfeld, Now The Indonesian Comic Performs Stand-Up

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Johnny Clegg co-founded two important, interracial bands, and became an essential voice in South Africa. Now, he's embarking on a farewell tour after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Fiona Macpherson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A South African Superstar Says Farewell

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While in the film "Circle of Life" is sung by a voice off-screen, Rafiki takes on the opening number in the The Lion King musical. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Bold Experiment Turned Broadway Hit, 'Lion King' Continues To Thrill — And Heal

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