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In today’s All Things Considered local block from the KERA Newsroom:

Virgin America wins two gates at Love Field. A New York court finds Dallas philanthropist Sam Wyly guilty of committing civil fraud. Also, Ralph Nader talked with Krys Boyd today on Think about what he sees as a burgeoning alliance between both ends of the political spectrum, and Anne Bothwell sits down with an opera aficionado who is only in first grade.

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Most people associate opera with the diva’s high notes, but some classics require the voice of a child. So when Puccini’s much loved La Bohème opened the Fort Worth Opera Festival last weekend (it repeats Sunday), 16 kids took the stage alongside Rodolpho and Mimi.

Students can now hear more than one opera company in the Dallas Arts District. KERA’s Jerome Weeks reports the Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet High School is the only campus outside of New York with access to live performances by the Metropolitan Opera.

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It’s late on a Saturday morning. Students and teachers from all over Dallas have filled the cafeteria of the Arts Magnet High School to see Mozart’s Don Giovanni. It’s the first of four Met performances to be projected at Booker T this school year.