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In Argentina, Where Culture Is 'A Right,' A Free New Arts Center Opens

Argentina's newest tourist attraction is housed in a repurposed century-old Beaux Arts Central Post Office building. The Centro Cultural Kirchner is one of the largest cultural centers in the world.
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Michelle Dorrance: 'I Just Knew I Would Never Stop Tap Dancing'

Dorrance was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship on Tuesday. For her, tap dance is the ultimate art form. "To be able to be a dancer and a musician at the same time — there's nothing like it," she says.
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From Ingenue To Antigone: Juliette Binoche Discusses Acting, Aging And Family

The Oscar-winning actress plays Antigone in a new translation of Sophocles' 2,000-year-old tragedy. "It's a very powerful play," Binoche says. Sophocles "still is bringing so much truth in our lives."
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No Vanity Project: At Art Center, Baryshnikov Tells Artists, 'You're The Boss'

You'd think the sign in front of dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov's arts center would have his name in lights — but actually, you can barely see it. He says what happens inside is way more important.
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Out Of 'The Object Lesson,' An Education In The Power Of Kept Things

Geoff Sobelle calls his new one-man play "a meditation on our relationship to things." On a visit to the show, NPR's Arun Rath gathers a lesson in the meaning of stuff -- and the memories it can bear.
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For Opera Powerhouse Dolora Zajick, 'Singing Is Connected To The Body'

The mezzo-soprano discovered opera as a 22-year-old pre-med student. She took "a crack at a singing career" and has been at the Metropolitan Opera for 25 years. Originally broadcast March 14, 2014.
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Black Girlhood Takes Center Stage In A Work That's Serious About 'Play'

"Black girls playing; black girl joy" — that's what choreographer Camille Brown says her new show is all about. She's taking Black Girl: Linguistic Play to stages, schools and prisons around the U.S.
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Wildfire Smoke Can Be A Show Stopper At Oregon Shakespeare Festival

With wildfires raging across the Pacific Northwest, festival organizers must frequently assess the air quality for the safety of the audience and performers. Six shows have been canceled so far.
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Set In Los Angeles, Greek Tragedy 'Medea' Gets A Modern Twist

The Greek tragedy Medea has been rewritten for the modern age. Mojada: A Medea, running in LA, is set in Southern California and involves a border crossing, a garment worker and a straying husband.
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Monty Python's John Cleese, Eric Idle Reunite In 'Together Again At Last'

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to comedians John Cleese and Eric Idle of Monty Python about their new show, Together Again At Last...For The Very First Time, which begins its U.S. tour in October.

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