- Associated Press - Saturday, September 16, 2017

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A cemetery may seem like an unusual spot for an arts festival, but Mt. Auburn Cemetery is not an ordinary cemetery.

This weekend the historic burial place will be transformed into a performance space for musicians, dancers and artists in a festival called “A Glimpse Beyond.”

It’s the sixth year the cemetery has welcomed the performances, most of which are conducted outside and integrated into the cemetery’s cultured landscape.

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There are two performances on Saturday and one on Sunday.

One goal of the festival is to help individuals re-examine ideas about life and death, joy and sorrow.

Mt. Auburn, begun in 1831, is one of the most heralded cemeteries in the country and a prime example of so-called “rural cemeteries” that marked a sharp break from earlier colonial burial grounds.

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