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From Football To Opera: Singer Morris Robinson Takes Center Stage

Once Morris Robinson dreamed of fame on the football field. Now, he's moving audiences across the world with the power of his voice, and changing the face of opera.

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Janitor (Interlude) Mark Henry Phillips
The Magnet School Mark Henry Phillips

Football has practically no history in China. Some of China's most popular sports are individual ones that don't involve physical contact, like pingpong and badminton. Chinese players say football provides an opportunity to release their aggression. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Far From Sunday's Super Bowl, A Football Championship In China

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ID (Ultra Music Festival Anthem) Kygo
Penguin Cafe Single Penguin Cafe Orchestra
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning meets with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton after an NFL game in Indianapolis in 2011. Manning and Newton will square off in the 50th Super Bowl, in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday. The two quarterbacks were No. 1 overall draft picks 13 years apart. AJ Mast/AP hide caption

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Super Bowl 50's Quarterbacks: So Talented And So Different

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From Football To Opera: Singer Morris Robinson Takes Center Stage

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Requiem Mass In D Minor, K626: VIII. Lacrimosa Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sure Thing/Glass Enclosure Jason Lindner
Wild Blue Yonder Carl Matthews and Joe Bevan
So What Miles Davis
Subterranean Homesick Alien Christopher O'Riley
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Paul Tang, owner of the People's Bookstore in Hong Kong, is still selling works that are critical of the Chinese leadership and are banned on the mainland. Five people in the Hong Kong book industry disappeared recently. Some have turned up in police custody on the mainland. But Tang says he isn't particularly worried about his safety. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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The Hong Kong Bookseller Who's Keeping 'Banned' Books On His Shelves

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Intel Discloses Diversity Data, Challenges Tech Industry To Follow Suit

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The Red One Pat Metheny & John Scofield

Robert Durst's attorney, Dick DeGuerin (right), seen here in March 2015, often dons a Stetson Open Road, just like the cowboy hat worn by former President Lyndon B. Johnson, a friend of his father. "He was a giant of a man, and he'd pick me up and put me on his knee," DeGuerin says. Matthew Hinton/AP hide caption

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Robert Durst's Attorney: Heir's Latest Legal Troubles Are 'Tough'

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