Patty Larkin recorded voice and guitar for 25 songs, then let her friends do the rest. Jana Leon hide caption

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A drawing of Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin on his deathbed. Kean Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Still Smiling? Jay Leno, seen here in 2004 behind the desk on his old Tonight Show set, returns to the show March 1 — but may be bringing some baggage along. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Singer k.d. lang's soaring vocal range and mesmerizing delivery come from discipline and careful choices. Courtesy of Herb Ritts Foundation hide caption

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Nikkole Salter as Taylor (from left), Jason Dirden as Kent, Billy Eugene Jones as Flip and Rosie Benton as Kimber in Stick Fly at Arena Stage. Scott Suchman/Arena Stage hide caption

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Daisey's breakthrough work 21 Dog Years also weaved details from life with historical fact, tracing the dotcom boom through his years working at Amazon.com. Stan Barouh hide caption

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Work, Play: Facebook on the laptop, Lolcats on the iPhone, an early version of this story on the desktop and a lifeline to the outside world on those TVs — it's just an average day in the NPR newsroom. Photo illustration by Claire O'Neill/NPR hide caption

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Multitasking: Actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the 61st Emmy Awards on Sunday, where he is also nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a comedy. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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