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Madame White Snake

A new opera will premiere in Boston on Friday. It's based on the ancient Chinese legend that has never been brought to a Western audience. Sung in English with projected English and Chinese titles. The World's Adeline Sire has more.

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Icelandic Chants

Iceland is still trying to pick itself back up after its banking system collapsed two years ago. Perhaps that's one reason why ancient Icelandic chanting is gaining in popularity. Gerry Hadden listens in.

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Jerusalem of Gold

Today's Global Hit; the song that is most connected with Jerusalem Day and the city it celebrates. The song is called 'Yerushalaim Shel Zahav' or 'Jerusalem of Gold.' The song is not without its controversies. Tablet Magazine's Liel Leibovitz explains.

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Epiphany on Plato and music

The writings of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato are cryptic, and often end in riddles. Now a professor at Britain's University of Manchester claims to have cracked a code hidden in Plato's writing. He tells host David Barron how he had an epiphany.

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Bocafloja

Aldo Villegas, also known as Bocafloja, is one of the most popular independent rappers in Spanish and, as Mary Stucky reports, over the years he's acquired a huge following in both Mexico and the United States.

Global Politics

Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel

Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa has won this year's Nobel Prize for Literature. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Amherst College professor of Latin American and Latino culture, Ilan Stavans about Vargas Llosa's life and work.