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And now a story about lifelong dreams coming true. Tomorrow night, an opera by the 88-year-old jazz composer and saxophone player Wayne Shorter premieres in Boston. The opera is his first in a collaboration with 37-year-old bass player and vocalist Esperanza Spalding. WBUR's Andrea Shea reports.

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It's been one month since the Taliban reasserted control in Afghanistan. And they've gradually introduced rules and policies for how they intend to run the country this time around.

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The Chinese government has been tightening its control over culture and the economy in that country. In recent days, its sites have apparently turned towards an A-list movie star. NPR China affairs correspondent John Ruwitch reports.

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