Elizabeth Blair Elizabeth Blair is a Peabody Award winning, Senior Producer/Reporter on the Arts Desk of NPR News.

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Slow Fashion Shows Consumers What It's Made Of

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Teaching Students To Hear The Music In The Built World

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Misty Copeland (left) and Brooklyn Mack play Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried in this year's Washington Ballet production of Swan Lake. It is the first time that two black dancers star in Swan Lake in a major American production. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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Who Gets To Dance In 'Swan Lake'? The Answer Is Changing

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The 2 Filmmakers Behind The Who

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Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

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Elton John Declares Boycott Against Dolce & Gabbana

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The popularity of Carson and company on the hit show Downton Abbey is tough for PBS documentary films to compete with. Some major markets — including New York — are considering moving those docs out of prime time. WGBH/PBS hide caption

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Documentary Filmmakers Worry About Being Squeezed Out Of PBS Prime Time

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Legendary Jazz Producer Orrin Keepnews Dies At 91

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Co-director Bruce Sinofsky attends the Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory press day at HBO Studios on Jan. 6, 2012, in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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Ralph Fiennes and Tony Revolori as hotel concierge M. Gustave and his lobby-boy confidante, Zero, in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Composing The Folk Music Of A Made-Up Country

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Marina Franklin says audiences can always relate to jokes about heartache. "There's nothing like getting an immediate response," she says. Carlos Delgado/Courtesy of Marina Franklin hide caption

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For Three Comedians, Valentine's Day Makes For One Big Joke

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Rosie (Melissa George) and barbecue hostess Aisha (Thandie Newton) comfort Rosie's 5-year-old son (Dylan Schombing) after another parent hit him. Virginia Sherwood/NBC hide caption

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Miniseries Explores The Ugly Fallout Of A Disciplinary 'Slap'

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One Of Sam Smith's Grammys A Win For Tom Petty, Too

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'American Sniper' Exposes Unresolved Issues About The Iraq War

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Swan Lake is 120 years old and still popular. The Mariinsky Theatre's current tour of the ballet at BAM in New York City is nearly sold-out. Valentin Baranovsky/BAM hide caption

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A Rare Bird: After 120 Years, Audiences Still Flock To 'Swan Lake'

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