Performing Arts

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April 23, 2014 | NPR · Shakespeare’s Globe Theater aims to take the Bard’s iconic play to every country in the world. It will perform everywhere from prestigious theaters to Pacific island beaches.
 

Kyle Johnson
April 21, 2014 | NPR · Many comedians think that explaining jokes ruins jokes, but Hari Kondabolu doesn’t mind. Especially when it comes to jokes about race and ethnicity, he’s willing to explain until everyone gets it.
 

Michael Grandage Company
April 20, 2014 | NPR · Harry Potter no longer, Daniel Radcliffe spends considerable time devoted to the stage. His latest Broadway role is in the Cripple of Inishmaan, a dark comedy about an isolated Irish community.
 

Polk and Co.
April 19, 2014 | NPR · “All of us have chased the American dream so there’s something very universal about it,” the Irish actor says. O’Dowd and James Franco star in a new Broadway production of Steinbeck’s novella.
 

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April 18, 2014 | NPR · Dean’s “Paul Robeson” originally starred James Earl Jones when it opened on Broadway in 1978. It would go on to several revivals in New York and Europe.
 

Joan Marcus
April 14, 2014 | NPR · Steven Soderbergh’s new play confronts the topic of school shootings head on, peering into the shattered lives of the survivors and the stories they tell.
 

AP
April 11, 2014 | NPR · Bolshoi Ballet artistic director Sergei Filin is in the U.S. for the first time since he was injured last year. He says he hopes ballet will help soothe international tensions.
 

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April 8, 2014 | NPR · Leon says he likes to attract diverse audiences, so different cultures rub together in the crowd. This spring, he’s directing a revival of A Raisin in the Sun and a new musical inspired by Tupac.
 

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April 7, 2014 | NPR · The 5-foot-3 dynamo poured his uncanny energy into a lifetime of roles alongside Hollywood’s biggest stars. Rooney, whose sunny portrayals of youth earned him an honorary Oscar, died Sunday.
 

Teresa Wood
April 5, 2014 | NPR · The new play recounts two tense weeks at the mountain retreat as President Jimmy Carter helped broker a peace between Israeli prime minister Menachim Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat.
 

 

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News

DPA/Landov
April 24, 2014 | MR · Critics have blamed General Motors’ delayed recall of a defective ignition switch on its dysfunctional culture. But there is already a shift underway to prioritize customers and communication.
 

NPR
April 24, 2014 | NPR · U.S. Postal Service workers picketed in front of Staples stores on Thursday. They were protesting USPS plans to provide mail services inside Staples stores, using non-union Staples employees.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Hospitals in out-of-the-way places are making trade-offs as they adopt electronic medical records. Some are joining larger health systems, while others are searching for ways to go it alone.
 

Arts & Life

Kino Lorber
April 24, 2014 | NPR · Who Is Dayani Cristal?, a documentary narrated by actor Gael Garcia Bernal, examines the journey that costs many migrants to the United States their lives.
 

Radius TWC
April 24, 2014 | NPR · The revenge drama Blue Ruin demonstrates that the famous dish, often served more cool than cold, can sometimes be more dangerous in the hands of the sincere but inept.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · The office has long been seen as a symbol of boredom: It’s a killer of spirits, a destroyer of spontaneity. But reviewer Rosecrans Baldwin says a new book brings out its entertaining side.
 

Music

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April 24, 2014 | WXPN · Though today’s guests call Athens, Ga., home, they have roots in Muscle Shoals, Ala., where the father of lead singer Patterson Hood recorded with the legendary studio band.
 

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April 24, 2014 | WBGO · We’re about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who’s launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
 

KCRW
April 24, 2014 | KCRW · Kelis Rogers recently packed her 12-piece band onto the small stage at Santa Monica’s Apogee Studios for a raucous good time. Watch her perform “Friday Fish Fry” from her new album, Food.
 

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