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Angela Jimenez

The San Fernando Cathedral will be filled with music on Sunday evening, but a kind of music that’s likely never been played there before.  You can tell by the sound of it that this music comes from somewhere else. It’s Klezmer music.  [editor's note:  hit "Listen" above to hear Metropolitan Klezmer]

“Klezmer music is rooted in the Yiddish tradition, which is the tradition of the Yiddish-speaking Jews who came originally from Eastern Europe.”

Eve Sicular founded and plays drums for the group Metropolitan Klezmer.

LAS VEGAS — Nevada prison guards created a “gladiator-like scenario” to let two handcuffed inmates fight before a corrections officer trainee fired four shotgun blasts, killing one of the prisoners and wounding the other, according to a lawsuit.

An attorney for the family of slain inmate Carlos Manuel Perez Jr. characterized the Nov. 12 shooting at High Desert State Prison as an execution. State officials declined to comment, citing the pending lawsuit filed Tuesday in state court in Las Vegas.

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DALLAS — Scientists from Southern Methodist University have helped a Dallas zookeeper and his 5-year-old son excavate a dinosaur fossil they found behind a grocery store in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

California towns have been running out of water for the past 6 months. A plan to ration water in southern California is expected to be voted on next week.

Author Jan Jarboe Russell has gotten a lot of national attention for her most recent book. Now she’s appearing at the San Antonio Book Festival on Saturday to talk about it. I caught up with her recently.

"This is the history you do not know."

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