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Arn Chorn-Pond (right), and Sarim Him
Arn Chorn-Pond (right), founder of Cambodian Living Arts, with Sarim Him at a rehearsal of "Where Elephants Weep." (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff) Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

From the Mekong to the Merrimack

A survivor's story inspires an ambitious Cambodian opera -- in Lowell

By Catherine Foster
Globe Staff / April 22, 2007

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LOWELL -- The opera begins with the haunting cry of a buffalo horn. Then one of Cambodia's master singers, Ing Sithul, begins to intone a love story in Khmer, a romance about a Cambodian-American rock producer who returns to his native land and falls in love with a pop/karaoke singer. (Full article: 1529 words)

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