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Turning the life of Matthew Shepard into song

Matthew Shepard was beaten and tortured to death when he was a college student in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998. Matthew Shepard, the Wyoming teenager who became a national figure after he was beaten and left for dead for being gay in 1998, has inspired plays, documentaries and books. Now he’s the subject of a choral piece, a 100-minute oratorio called “Considering Matthew Shepard” that explores his life, death and legacy.
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