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The iPod Philharmonic

In her downtime, violist Dana Hansen loves to curl up with a good book and Tommy, shown here, or her unpictured cat, Sissy, for company. The 28-year-old Harvard and Juilliard grad also appreciates hip-hop by such artists as Jay-Z and 50 Cent. Listening to hip-hop, she says, has affected the way... Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times