Performing Arts

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · U.S. performances of Syria: The Trojan Women are postponed, but NPR’s Scott Simon says when art stops at the border, American audiences are the ones who miss out.
 

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August 22, 2014 | NPR · The BBC will soon air its first Doctor Who episode with Peter Capaldi as the show’s hero, The Doctor. Capaldi says the 50-year-old series inspired him to become an actor.
 

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August 12, 2014 | NPR · Williams was a dervish of comedy — tossing off one-liners, biting asides and sidesplitting routines in a blizzard of accents, attitudes and goodhearted energy. He died Monday at 63.
 

August 6, 2014 | NPR · Code Switch recently wrote about the practice of using violent hip-hop lyrics as evidence in criminal cases. Now a New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled on that very issue.
 

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August 4, 2014 | NPR · As the son of a preacher, McDonald often had to practice his magic tricks in secret while he was growing up. Now he’s the first black president of the Society of American Magicians.
 

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July 31, 2014 | NPR · Voice-over work often demands that Arthur Chu, recent Jeopardy! champ, feign speaking English in a “Chinese accent,” rather than the meticulously practiced American English that now comes naturally.
 

July 30, 2014 | NPR · In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it’s $137. What’s going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
 

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July 21, 2014 | NPR · The French theater event has long been a pillar of the performing arts world. But talk of changes to festival workers’ off-season benefits has cast a shadow over this year’s celebration.
 

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July 21, 2014 | NPR · When we asked movie critic Bob Mondello to contribute to our Book Your Trip series, he immediately began humming show tunes. Spend six minutes listening to this story and you’ll be singing along, too.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · The British comedy troupe has reunited for what they say is the final time in Monty Python Live (Mostly). Fans around the world will watch the last show Sunday, either in London or via live stream.
 

 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · NATO leaders are expected this week to set up a rapid-response force to defend against potential Russian aggression.
 

September 1, 2014 | NPR · President Obama heads to Europe this week to take part in the NATO summit. The alliance is weighing how to respond to Russia’s incursions into Ukraine.
 

September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa’s health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The “not our problem” response is taking an economic toll on the continent.
 

Arts & Life

September 1, 2014 | NPR · The process of becoming a man isn’t always an easy one, but poet Saeed Jones says that reading Real Man Adventures by T Cooper, can make the journey more joyful.
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Until Guardians of the Galaxy came along, this year’s box office figures were the worst in years. But critic Bob Mondello says there are bound to be some fall films that get pulses pounding again.
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s Madhulika Sikka profiles Cumming, the author of thoughtful spy sagas like A Colder War. Cumming’s books provide plenty of action, but also grapple with the moral quandaries of espionage.
 

Music

September 1, 2014 | NPR · Guitarist Joe Beck said he thought of the guitar as a six-piece band. Music reviewer Tom Moon says that’s exactly how Beck’s music sounds: layers of overlapping ideas. He reviews Beck’s posthumous release, “Get Me Joe Beck.”
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Plant’s 10th solo album lovingly layers elements in ways that mirror memory, creating new constructs from floating shards of the musical past.
 

September 1, 2014 | NPR · The archetypal ’70s band had a charismatic frontman and wonderful songs, but they also had drug problems and kept breaking up. Their Warner Bros. recordings are in a new box set called Rad Gumbo.
 

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