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A still from "We Hold These Truths." Music for the new opera was composed by Tamar-kali, and director dream hampton put that music to film, for the LA Opera's Digital Shorts series. Erik Paul Howard hide caption

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Performing Arts

New opera teaches a classical music class in the ongoing fight for civil rights

Tamar-kali, who composed the music for Mudbound and Shirley, has a new project: an opera that you can watch online.

Following a traumatic brain injury, veteran Michael Schneider found that art and music therapy helped him manage his epilepsy and PTSD. Schneider explains that by playing music, he can prevent a seizure. Madeline Gray for NPR hide caption

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Art and music therapy seem to help with brain disorders. Scientists want to know why

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A still from "We Hold These Truths." Music for the new opera was composed by Tamar-kali, and director dream hampton put that music to film, for the LA Opera's Digital Shorts series. Erik Paul Howard hide caption

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New opera teaches a classical music class in the ongoing fight for civil rights

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Aeroflot passengers planes are seen parked at Sheremetyevo Airport, outside Moscow, on Tuesday. Russia's largest airline, Aeroflot, said Monday that it suspended flights to New York, Washington, Miami and Los Angeles because Canada had closed its airspace to Russian planes. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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A ban of Russian aircraft from U.S. airspace has gone into effect

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This artist sketch depicts Judge Dabney Friedrich looking out from the bench during proceedings in the trial against Guy Wesley Reffitt, joined by his lawyer William Welch, top right, in federal court in Washington. Dana Verkourteren/AP hide caption

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Jan. 6 riot defendant was 'tip of this mob's spear,' prosecutor tells jury

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Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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Jan. 6 panel says it has evidence Trump broke laws in trying to overturn the election

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