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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.

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Oscar Romero, The Murdered Archbishop Who Inspires The Pope

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Duende Slava Grigoryan, Wolfgang Muthspiel et. al.
Henrysons Slava Grigoryan, Wolfgang Muthspiel et. al.

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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Spring of Life [Hoai Xuân] Nguyên Lê
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Tales from Vietnam
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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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Was Dog a Doughnut? Cat Stevens
Synchronicity IV Maserati

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

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Tear Me Down
I'm Psyched Stephen Trask
Auto Rock Mogwai
Purple Octagon The Cellar and Point

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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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Head Over Heels JD McPherson
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Let The Good Times Roll
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On A Majestic Debut, Emotions Hide In Plain Sight

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Violently Natalie Prass
Move On Up [Extended Version] Curtis Mayfield

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