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Deceptive Cadence
1:52 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

The Lesson Of Britten's 'War Requiem': Don't Underestimate Younger Audiences

Coventry Cathedral in ruins, November 1940. Britten's War Requiem was written for the church's reconsecration more than 20 years after it was destroyed by German bombers.
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Originally published on Wed May 18, 2011 9:54 am

Soprano and Illinois native Christine Brewer — once a music teacher in a small former coal-mining town — writes about not underestimating adolescents' powers of subtle understanding.

If you were choosing repertoire to explore with this age group, what would you pick? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Osama Bin Laden Killed
12:37 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Bin Laden's Last Stand: A Fiery Raid In Pakistan

Osama bin Laden's compound is seen in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday, after the U.S. military raid early Monday that ended with the death of the al-Qaida leader.
Aqeel Ahmed AP

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:54 am

Helicopters descended out of darkness on the most important counterterrorism mission in U.S. history. It was an operation so secret, only a select few U.S. officials knew what was about to happen.

The location was a fortified compound in an affluent area north of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. The target was Osama bin Laden.

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The Two-Way
2:35 am
Mon May 2, 2011

Video And Text Of The President's Statement On Death Of Bin Laden

Here is video of President Obama's late Sunday night announcement that Osama bin Laden, leader of the al-Qaida terrorist network, was killed earlier in the day by U.S. personnel during a raid in Pakistan. The text of the president's statement follows:

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Tiny Desk Concerts
1:43 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Pokey LaFarge: Tiny Desk Concert

Erin Schwartz NPR

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 9:12 am

The first time I saw Pokey LaFarge, he was walking around the grounds of the 2010 Newport Folk Festival wearing a suit and tie, with his hair slicked down. To tell the truth, I thought, "Who is this guy?

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