Performing Arts

Sony Pictures Entertainment
December 17, 2014 | NPR · As an African-American Annie arrives on movie screens, critic Bob Mondello looks at other cross-cultural reinventions, from Pearl Bailey’s Dolly to the Americanization of Carmen as Carmen Jones.
 

AP
December 16, 2014 | NPR · The co-founder of the Monty Python troupe admits he wasn’t “naturally gifted” at physical comedy, and learned a lot by imitation. His new memoir, So, Anyway…, covers his boyhood and early career.
 

HBO
December 16, 2014 | NPR · At a time when there is so much good TV around, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says, any Top 10 list says as much about the critic as the shows he is picking.
 

youtube
December 14, 2014 | NPR · And boy, are his arms tired. Because he’s been holding them up so the U.S. police don’t attack him. That joke launched Trevor Noah’s “Daily Show” gig. He got raves — but a few barbs from fans at home.
 

Philip Rinaldi Publicity
December 11, 2014 | NPR · Close stars as a suburban matron in a revival of Edward Albee’s 1966 play. She tells NPR about the timelessness of Albee’s play and getting a nosebleed in the middle of a recent matinee.
 

FX Network
December 9, 2014 | NPR · FX’s biker drama Sons of Anarchy airs its final episode tonight, capping a seven-season run. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says cable’s most macho series succeeded by finding strong roles for women.
 

Jeff Lunden
December 8, 2014 | NPR · Also known as the Polish Tea Room, the Café Edison is a favorite of regular New Yorkers and Broadway stars and crew. Now, Jeff Lunden reports it’s being threatened with eviction by its landlord.
 

AP
December 4, 2014 | NPR · NBC’s Peter Pan Live! production seems to be utterly in earnest — but TV critic Eric Deggans wonders if the show will need a viewership boost from critics snarking on Twitter to really succeed.
 

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December 1, 2014 | NPR · Daisy Armstrong struggled in school. She was homeless for a time. Then she began performing poetry — and it helped her, a gay woman, find a niche where she never thought she’d belong: the Army.
 

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November 29, 2014 | NPR · Fifty years after the desegregation of the South, an oratorio will pay tribute to an unlikely civil rights activist — a waiter named Booker Wright who spoke out about discrimination on the job.
 

 

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December 20, 2014 | NPR · The two officers were shot inside of their marked patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspected gunman has died of a self-inflicted gunshot.
 

AP
December 20, 2014 | NPR · An analyst from GasBuddy.com says 24 states have at least one station with the price per gallon at $1.99 or less.
 

AP
December 20, 2014 | NPR · He flew nearly 150 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, but after the war, Steward returned home and was denied a mortgage because of his skin color.
 

Arts & Life

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December 20, 2014 | OZY · Rising temperatures have hastened harvest dates in Sonoma County — and they’re changing grape-growing patterns around the world. Vineyards are responding with everything from sunscreen to sensors.
 

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December 20, 2014 | NPR · Mark Bailey, who detailed old Hollywood’s legendary love affair with liquor in his book Of All the Gin Joints, shares stories from a bygone era over cocktails at a legendary Hollywood bar.
 

AP
December 20, 2014 | NPR · Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they’ll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony’s withdrawal of The Interview.
 

Music

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December 20, 2014 | NPR · Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she has been moved by the people she’s met and the stories they’ve shared with her. She remembers her ‘Top 5′ moments of 2014.
 

NPR
December 20, 2014 | NPR · She came to the desk a little unsure, and left singing “West Memphis” with intensity and passion. Williams has a voice like no other, and it shines in these intimate moments.
 

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December 20, 2014 | NPR · From Aphex Twin’s unmistakable return to Leon Vynehall’s emotional faculty with samples, distinctive voices dominate the list of electronic albums that made an impression this year.
 

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