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Kevin Burdette stars in Everest as Beck Weathers, a Dallas doctor who survived a deadly blizzard on the mountain in 1996. Karen Almond/The Dallas Opera hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

The Cold Wrath Of Nature, Given Operatic Voice

The new opera Everest tells the story of a real-life expedition on world's highest mountain — and the unforgiving blizzard that interrupted it.

People look at a portrait of Oscar Romero at the cathedral of San Salvador, where as archbishop he resisted a brutal regime. He was murdered and the Vatican has declared him a martyr. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Oscar Romero, The Murdered Archbishop Who Inspires The Pope

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Shoppers queue outside the supermarket 'Dia a Dia' in Caracas, Venezuela, on Tuesday. The government took over stores of supermarket chain after alleging that it was hoarding food. According to many economists, government controls are making the economic crisis worse. Miguel Gutierrez/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Rich In Oil, Venezuela Is Now Poor In Most Everything Else

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Sled dogs prefer below-zero weather for running, says musher Cody Strathe. Some mushers now train at night, when it's colder. Courtesy Yukon Quest hide caption

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Climate Change Puts Alaska's Sled Dog Races On Thin Ice

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John Cameron Mitchell will play Hedwig on Broadway until April 26. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown hide caption

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For John Cameron Mitchell, Midlife Crisis Means Returning To 'Hedwig'

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In Puerto Rico, Health Overhaul Gets An Incomplete

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Kevin Burdette stars in Everest as Beck Weathers, a Dallas doctor who survived a deadly blizzard on the mountain in 1996. Karen Almond/The Dallas Opera hide caption

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The Cold Wrath Of Nature, Given Operatic Voice

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Singer-songwriter Natalie Prass has just released her self-titled debut album. Ryan Patterson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On A Majestic Debut, Emotions Hide In Plain Sight

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