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Donald Palumbo became the Met's chorus master in the 2007-2008 season. He sa...
Donald Palumbo is the Metropolitan Opera's chorus master. He tells Fresh Air about "stagger breathing," how singers protect their voices and how he never had formal training.
In this early stage of the campaign for president, the focus has been more on atmospherics and platitudes than issues. But expected action on a trade bill is forcing candidates to get involved.
Leaked Sony emails reveal that actor Ben Affleck asked the PBS program Finding Your Roots not to disclose he had a slave-owning ancestor. PBS says it is conducting an internal review of the episode.
Italy is considering targeted interventions against smugglers as the toll of those dying in the Mediterranean continues to rise. The weekend shipwreck off the Libyan coast may have claimed 800 lives.
Thousands of migrants risk their lives trying to get asylum in Europe by boarding rickety boats to cross the Mediterranean. Renee Montagne talks Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament.
Republican leaders say the Senate is nearing a vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general. Lynch isn't very controversial, yet she's waited more than 5 months for a confirmation vote.