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It All Works Out for the Best

Sometimes an old dog can learn new tricks. Pittsburgh Opera concludes its 2018-2019 season with Donizetti’s comic masterpiece, Don Pasquale. Don Pasquale, an old and wealthy bachelor, wants to arrange a marriage for his nephew, Ernesto, to secure the young man’s future. Ernesto is already in love with the young widow, Norina, but Don Pasquale does not approve. Don Pasquale decides to get married himself and disown his nephew.…
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The Magic and Mythos of Maggie Stiefvater

Bloodthirsty water horses and immortal Welsh kings aren’t out of place in author Maggie Stiefvater’s books. Blend the mundane and the magical in these reads.


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The Farm
Joanne Ramos
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The Unpassing
Chia-Chia Lin


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Lee Chang-dong
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Goodbye Dragon Inn
Tsai Mingliang
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The Taste of Tea
Katsuhito Ishii


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Doko Mien
Ibibio Sound Machine
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Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba