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Around the Nation

Here’s a roundup of recent arts and culture stories from public broadcasters around the nation.

Masterpiece Mystery! rolls out a new detective series starring actor Rufus Sewell on Sunday, July 17. Zen is set in Rome and based on the novels of British author Michael Dibdin.

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Editor’s Note: Jeffrey Brown talked to Rufus Sewell in 2007 when he was starring in the play Rock ‘n’ Roll on Broadway.

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NPR’s Marketplace reports on a “magical” disappearance — in France, the final Harry Potter film is playing in concert halls where a national tax on movie tickets is not applied to the price of admission.

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‘Tis the season for outdoor classical music festivals. WGBH devotes a whole 24-hour radio channel to music of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and its summer home at Tanglewood.

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Peter and John of the Swedish indie band Peter Bjorn and John make some noise for KERA in an alley during the Dallas stop of their tour:

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THIRTEEN’s Fourth Wall blog interviews actor Michael Hayden on his summer job: starring in New York’s Shakespeare in the Park production of “Measure for Measure.”

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