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DJ Tommy Four Seven plays in Riga, Latvia in February. "The first week when the news came out and I just had two months of gigs cancelled, it was a huge shock," he says. Sandra Garanca/Tommy Four Seven hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

Clubbing In The Time Of COVID-19: Berlin Clubs Are Closed, So DJs Are Livestreaming

People are dancing at home to livestreamed sets. "I think this is probably the most difficult time since World War II," says Lutz Leichsenring of the Berlin Club Commission. "Everything is shut down."

A man crosses an empty street in Detroit, Michigan on March, 24, 2020. - At 12:01 am Tuesday March 24,2020 Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered a 'Stay at Home and Stay Safe Order' to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the State of Michigan which now has 1,791 confirmed cases and 24 deaths due to the virus. SETH HERALD/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: There Is No 'Get Tough' With Coronavirus; We Need A New Slogan

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DJ Tommy Four Seven plays in Riga, Latvia in February. "The first week when the news came out and I just had two months of gigs cancelled, it was a huge shock," he says. Sandra Garanca/Tommy Four Seven hide caption

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Clubbing In The Time Of COVID-19: Berlin Clubs Are Closed, So DJs Are Livestreaming

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Mammoth Biosciences and researchers at the University of California, San Francisco are working on a coronavirus test that could run multiple samples at once, with results in 35-40 minutes. Even better, they say, it doesn't require the sophisticated, expensive equipment used in other tests for the virus. Mammoth Biosciences hide caption

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CRISPR And Spit Might Be Keys To Faster, Cheaper, Easier Tests For The Coronavirus

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NPR's Scott Simon spoke with Marin Alsop about the end of her tenure as musical director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and a less heralded part of her career: her 1980s swing band. Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Marin Alsop On Her Swing Orchestra And Stepping Down From The Baltimore Symphony

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