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July 06, 2015
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Bold Choices in Dark Times

Ken Howard

In the depths of the recession, the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis commissioned a risky jazz-opera about bisexual star Emile Griffith.

This story is part of “Built to Last,” a look at how some recession-battered nonprofits emerged stronger and more resilient.

On September 29, 2008, the stock market lost more than a trillion dollars in value, its worst single-day drop in history...

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