Performing Arts

CBS
October 30, 2014 | NPR · Tonight marks the return of scripted programming on CBS after seven weeks of Thursday Night Football, including a new show, The McCarthys, that should have been left in the locker room.
 

Christopher Duggan
October 28, 2014 | NPR · De Lavallade’s husband of 59 years, dancer Geoffrey Holder, died on Oct. 5. “He was my biggest fan and I was the same way with him,” she says. De Lavallade’s one-woman show is called As I Remember It.
 

FeisPix
October 27, 2014 | NPR · If you haven’t been paying attention to Irish dancing since Riverdance, you might be surprised by the ethnic diversity on display as the All Ireland Dancing Championships kick off this week.
 

Will Hart/NBC
October 21, 2014 | NPR · One month into the TV season, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom-coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.
 

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon/ Courtesy of the National Gallery
October 20, 2014 | NPR · Ballerina Marie Van Goethem started modeling for Edgar Degas around 1878 and inspired his statue Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. But history lost track of her after she left the Paris Opera.
 

Erin Baiano for NPR
October 17, 2014 | NPR · Wendy Whelan, 47, will give her final performance with the New York City Ballet on Saturday. NPR spent time with the dancer as she prepared for her goodbye.
 

Getty Images
October 13, 2014 | NPR · The actor says he’s been able to do a lot of different things in his life, including his role as Doogie Howser. So when he sat down to write a memoir, he made it a “Choose Your Own Adventure.”
 

Olney Theatre Center
October 9, 2014 | NPR · In the new play Colossal, a former football player, paralyzed after taking a bad hit during a game, reflects on his glory days and his struggles as a gay man in the macho culture of football.
 

AP
October 9, 2014 | NPR · Dancer, choreographer, director, actor and painter Geoffrey Holder died Sunday. His son, Leo, writes about the remarkable last night he spent with his father.
 

October 8, 2014 | NPR · In a new comedy album, Cameron Esposito covers strip clubs, her attraction to “women in crisis,” her awkward youth, and her bone-deep comfort in her own skin.
 

 

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News

AP
October 31, 2014 | NPR · Anti-government protesters seeking Blaise Campaore’s ouster seemed undeterred after martial law was briefly declared to quell riots on Thursday.
 

AP
October 31, 2014 | NPR · The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.
 

LA Johnson/NPR
October 31, 2014 | NPR · Our new series will tell the stories of great teachers, and explore some big questions: What is great teaching? Can it be taught? How do good teachers become great ones?
 

Arts & Life

October 31, 2014 | NPR · Kenneth Turan reviews Nightcrawler, a thriller set in the “nocturnal underbelly” of Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a young man who discovers the world of L.A. crime journalism.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · In 1965 the work of six local painters went on exhibit at the now-defunct Washington Gallery of Modern Art. The show launched a movement, and the painters’ work now hangs in major museums. One of those artists, now 97, lives in Arlington, Va.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · A new digital platform called Simpson’s World has all 25 years’ worth of the show. FX says it is trying to cater to both old-fashioned TV fans and people who watch shows on other devices.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
October 31, 2014 | WXPN · The Scottish soul singer, a best-seller in Europe, plays songs from his new album, Caustic Love.
 

Courtesy of the artist
October 30, 2014 | NPR · The song is the exuberant sound of a novice exploring the possibilities of alternative electronic dance music with no real rule book or manual at his disposal.
 

Mountain Stage
October 30, 2014 | NPR · Hear a live set from the banjo master, who’s long been expanding the instrument’s possibilities.
 

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