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In Honor Of #InternationalWomensDay, A Playlist Of Ladies Who Rock

Check out the songs (and back stories) of women musicians from around the world.
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'1984' On Stage: Big Brother Is Still Watching You

An award-winning London stage adaptation of 1984 has just transferred to the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. The actors say Orwell's dystopian novel remains ominously relevant today.
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Are Washington's Audiences Too Subdued?

If you frequent Wolf Trap shows or Kennedy Center performances, you may think of D.C. audiences as somewhat...relaxed.

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Farewell to Downton Abbey

The final episode of Downton Abbey airs on Masterpiece on PBS Sunday, March 6. We'll discuss the appeal of the international hit and look at the history that inspired this upstairs-downstairs British drama.

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'Spotlight' Wins Best Picture At 2016 Academy Awards

Mad Max: Fury Road just about swept the early categories, but it was Spotlight that ultimately took home the top prize. From open to close, NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour crew tweeted all the action.
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As A Japanese Mountain Village Shrinks, So Do Its Prospects For Kabuki

For more than 300 years, children have performed kabuki, Japan's classical theater, in the village of Damine. But as residents age or leave for cities, Damine is running out of young performers.
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Family Drama Meets Existential Horror In 'The Humans'

On its surface, the play sounds pretty ordinary: A young woman and her boyfriend have her family over for Thanksgiving dinner. Then things start to get weird.
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Beyond The Oscars: A Look At Racial Diversity In Hollywood

The lack of diversity among Oscar nominees has ignited a conversation about race in Hollywood. A look at the push to include a wider variety of voices, and why some argue more diverse films will benefit the industry’s bottom line.

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Misty Copeland Achieves #SquadGoals In The Documentary 'A Ballerina's Tale'

Misty Copeland talks body image, ballet and blackness in the new PBS documentary A Ballerina's Tale.

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Ginsburg And Scalia: 'Best Buddies'

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the late Justice Antonin Scalia were ideologically at the opposite ends of the Supreme Court bench. Despite their dissenting opinions, they were also great friends.

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