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Nico Muhly's 'Two Boys'; 'Write Of Passage' Graffiti Exhibit; The Districts Live

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Nico Muhly's brand new opera 'Two Boys' debuted at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center.	Nico Muhly's brand new opera 'Two Boys' debuted at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. (Samantha West/Courtesy of the artist)

In this episode: Composer Nico Muhly discusses his hotly-anticipated opera Two Boys, which just debuted at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center this week.

Then, curator Sacha Jenkins and graffiti artist David "Chino" Villorente talk about a new exhibit at the Red Bull Studios in New York called Write Of Passage, which examines the impact of graffiti art on global culture. 

And the young rock band The Districts perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Nico Muhly

Nico Muhly's 'Two Boys' Is Both Modern And Operatic

Nico Muhly's latest project, the opera Two Boys, premiered at the Metropolitan Opera this week. He speaks with Soundcheck host John Schaefer about the work.

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Before Banksy, Graffiti Was A 'Write Of Passage' In New York City

Exhibit curator Sacha Jenkins and legendary street artist David “Chino” Villorente discuss Write of Passage with Soundcheck host John Schaefer.

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The Districts: A Young Band With An Explosive Folk Sound

Hear the young rock band The Districts perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Download This: Gregory Generet

The jazz vocalist Gregory Generet performs at Smoke Jazz Club Thursday. Download "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face."

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