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Don't Sweat Over Iambic Pentameter

April is National Poetry Month and Tell Me More is inviting listeners to tweet original poems no longer than 140 characters to #TMMPoetry. Host Michel Martin launches the "Muses And Metaphor" series with poet Holly Bass. They take a listen to the first series of poetic tweets from a teacher and students at Hart Middle School in Washington, D.C.
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Pianist and Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy

Vladimir Ashkenazy is a classical music star who was born in the Stalinist era in the Soviet Union. He moved to London in the 1960s. Ashkenazy is a renowned chamber music performer and six-time Grammy award-winning pianist. He is also a...

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Media Outlets Adapt To Growing Hispanic Audience

The growing U.S. Hispanic community has created another boom — in Hispanic media. In recent months, several major media players have announced plans to compete for that audience with a new TV network and several new cable channels — and they're not all in Spanish.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, April 3

Arabian Nights, Chinese ice, and open water.

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Fashion's New 'It' Girl ... And Boy: Andrej Pejic

Andrej Pejic — a male model — walks the runway in both menswear and women's wear for top designers. Jean Paul Gaultier kick-started the Bosnian-born model's career by sending him down the runway in a sheer bridal gown last year.
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Aziz Ansari's Latest Is 'Dangerously Delicious'

The comedian, who plays Tom Haverford on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, just released a new comedy special directly on his website. He's also embarking on a multicity tour, where he'll be riffing on the things that terrify him — marriage, for instance, and babies.
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Doris Day: A Hollywood Legend Reflects On Life

Day started singing and dancing when she was a teenager, and made her first film at 24. After nearly 40 movies, she walked away from that part of her life in 1968, and started rescuing and caring for animals. Here, she speaks to Terry Gross in a lengthy interview about her career in film and music.

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