Monday Link Round Up: October 9, 2017

News to start your week!   Cuban composer Tania León is writing an opera about the Little Rock Nine – the first African American students to integrate Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas in 1957.  NBC News included a story on the coming opera September 25, before the work was presented in previews.  The New York Times follows up after the first performance, which included  several members of the original 9 in the audience.   The Library of Congress Performance Arts blog, In The Muse, explores the research trail that retired cataloger Sharon McKinely followed from a piece of sheet music…