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Broadway's 'Follies,' Sounding As Sumptuous As Ever

Many Broadway revivals trim their budgets by downsizing the orchestra, but a new Follies features 28 musicians in the pit. Jeff Lunden speaks with orchestrator Jonathan Tunick about working on the Stephen Sondheim score, which evokes Broadway styles of the '20s, '30s and '40s — as well as the contemporary music of 1971.
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Seeking A Stage, Western Opera Singers Try China

Hao Jiang Tian left China 30 years ago to be an opera star in the West. Now he's back in Beijing with a new dream: teaching Western singers the opera of his home country.
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D.C. Hosts World Premiere Of Opera About Government Corruption

Next week Wolf Trap is performing the world premiere of a comical opera called "The Inspector".

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Taffety Punk's Vision: Affordable Theater For All

A group called Taffety Punk is bringing an inventive, low-budget approach to producing plays in the D.C. area. Its credo is: "Artist-centered, exciting, affordable" and the theater company's newest effort is called "The Car Plays".

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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Nesting at torpedo, benefiting at La Masion Francaise, and the return of FilmfestDC.

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