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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 29

Graphic and t-shirt design, Prince and Troubadour, and Muppets in Space.

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The 'Other Audubon': A Family's Passion

In the late 1800s, Genevieve Jones set out to create the first book in America to catalogue the nests and eggs of birds. But when Jones tragically died of typhoid, her family made the remarkable commitment to complete the project. Melissa Block talks with Joy Kiser, who has once again published the illustrations and wrote the story behind their creation in her book, America's Other Audubon.
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New Fringe Show Asks: Will You Be My BFF?

We check out BFF, a new Capital Fringe Festival show designed for one audience member at a time.

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Marcus Samuelsson: On Becoming A Top Chef

The James Beard award-winning chef was the youngest ever to receive a three-star review from The New York Times. His new memoir, Yes, Chef, explains what it takes to be a master chef — and describes his journey from Ethiopia to Sweden to some of America's finest restaurants.
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'Louie': TV's Most Original Comedy Returns

Fresh Air's critic at large, John Powers, says Louis C.K.'s raunchy FX show is changing the way comedy is done — for the better. "More than any TV comedy ever, it's all about capturing moments of truth and freshness," he says.
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Gabriel Iglesias: Funny, 'Hot And Fluffy'

Tell Me More has been hearing from some of today's funniest men and women. Gabriel Iglesias is one of the most watched comedians on YouTube. He's also featured in Magic Mike, coming out this Friday. Iglesias talks with guest host Viviana Hurtado. Advisory: This segment uses language that may not be comfortable for some listeners.
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FX Welcomes Sheen Back To TV, But Will Viewers?

Charlie Sheen will return to television in Anger Management Thursday night on FX. Until last year, Sheen was the lead on CBS's Two and a Half Men, the most popular TV sitcom. His erratic behavior forced CBS to fire him. Critic Eric Deggans, of the Tampa Bay Times, asks will people want to watch more Charlie Sheen?
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Great Expectations, And Some Hope Of Meeting Them

Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang has written extensively on Asian immigrants' assimilation into American culture. The American dream, he says, is defined by the ability to imagine a future, and then have hope of fulfilling it.
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In France, A Star Rises From An Oft-Neglected Place

The Intouchables, a heartwarming comedy about a Paris aristocrat's friendship with the unemployed black man he hires as his aide, is an unlikely box-office hit in France. The film has produced an equally unlikely new movie star: Omar Sy, the son of African immigrants from a gritty Paris suburb.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 28

Hot art, sweaty rock, and simple abstractions from Southern California.

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