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

Catherine Coulson, The Quirky 'Log Lady' Of 'Twin Peaks,' Dies At 71

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Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov poses for a portrait at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City in July. The center, a multidisciplinary practice and performance space, opened in 2005. Bryan Derballa for NPR hide caption

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No Vanity Project: At Art Center, Baryshnikov Tells Artists, 'You're The Boss'

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Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi says, "I don't buy artworks that I think are pretty ... I buy art that is politically meaningful." That art includes Yemeni photographer Boushra Al Mutawakel's Mother, Daughter, Doll series. Courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation hide caption

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For Arab Artists With Something To Say, This Sheikh Is A Loudspeaker

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Kelly Carlin (center) says her parents, Brenda and George Carlin, could never be accused of hovering over their only child — she says her dad was "the ultimate laissez faire parent." Courtesy of Kelly Carlin hide caption

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The Dark Side Of Funny: Growing Up In George Carlin's Shadow

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Laura Dreyfuss plays Zoe, Connor's bereaved sister, and Ben Platt is Evan in Dear Evan Hansen. Margot Schulman/Courtesy of Arena Stage hide caption

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'Evan Hansen' Makes Music Out Of Teen Angst And Anxiety

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Many Comedians Have 'The Daily Show' To Thank For Their Thriving Careers

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Nearly 200 Comedians, All Playing The Same City

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Remember that scene from Dirty Dancing when Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey practice their lifts in a lake? Turns out they weren't the only ones in the water; choreographer Kenny Ortega was right there beside them. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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You Might Not Know Kenny Ortega, But You Probably Know His Choreography

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For More Than 30 Years, Comics Flock To Montreal Every July

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On the new album Into The Deep, the seasoned instrumentalists of Galactic team up with a host of singers including Macy Gray and Mavis Staples. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 20 Years, New Orleans Band Galactic Lifts Off With New Voices

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his wife, Tonette, cheer during the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Tonette Walker's views on issues such as same-sex marriage are potentially at odds with those of her husband, who is expected to announce his presidential run Monday. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Plus-size women have struggled in the past to find fashionable clothing options. But, with celebrities bringing plus size to the forefront, the fashion industry might wake up. Mary McLain/NPR hide caption

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As Plus-Size Fashion Gains Popularity, Retailers Play Catch-Up

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Ron Moody, Who Played Fagin In 'Oliver!' Dies At 91

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