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Singer Hisham Breedlove has a precise routine for staking out a performance spot inside Metro stations. The operatic countertenor places his belongings on the station mezzanine. Then, he nods a hello to the station manager, takes a deep breath and begins to belt out the first notes of a popular aria - while silently praying that no one complains. "Just one person has to go to him and say, ‘You know what, that guy is singing there, I don't like it,' and then by law the station manager has to tell me to leave," said Breedlove, who has been singing in Metro stations for years. "That's just how it is."

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