Mandalit del Barco As an arts correspondent based at NPR West, Mandalit del Barco reports and produces stories about film, television, music, visual arts, dance and other topics.

In Hollywood, 50 Is The New 80: What Happens When 'It Girls' Get Old

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Authors Angered Over Amazon's Dispute With Publisher Hachette

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The 85 musicians in the Santa Cecilia Orchestra are paid professionals who play with other symphonies and in Hollywood studios. Courtesy of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra hide caption

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How Do You Get Latino Kids Into Classical Music? Bring The Parents

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Hollywood Protests Against Owners Of Beverly Hills Hotel

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Admirers ask Gabriel Garcia Marquez --€” seated alongside his wife, Mercedes Barcha €-- to sign books in Santa Marta, Colombia, in 2007. Alejandra Vega/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies

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Sony Pictures To Lay Off Interactive Group

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'12 Years A Slave' Wins Oscar's Best Picture

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Ian Dodd (center), co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Sunday Assembly, sings with other attendees. Chapters of the godless church, founded by British comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, have been spreading since launching in London in January 2013. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Sunday Assembly: A Church For The Godless Picks Up Steam

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Fielder Offers Absurd Marketing Advice On Comedy Central

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Black Nativity is an adaptation of Langston Hughes' play of the same name. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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How 'Black Nativity' Made Its Way To The Big Screen

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Canada Takes Cable A La Carte, But Don't Expect U.S. To Follow

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Evangeline Ordaz (center) stands with teens from Legacy LA who were her script consultants and extras for East Los High. From left: Rebecca Hernandez, Brenda Flores, Ordaz, Wesley Michua, Marlene Arazo. Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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East LA Homegirl Goes Hollywood

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The Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown plans to leave the website to produce live forums on news topics. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tina Brown To Leave The Daily Beast

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Michael Weinstein of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (left) at a press conference in February to introduce AB 332, a statewide bill to require condom use by adult film performers. Bret Hartman/AP hide caption

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New HIV Cases Spotlight Adult Film Industry's Testing System

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The Santa Barbara County Courthouse, a Spanish-Moorish landmark, was built in 1929. Anna Fox (harshlight)/Flickr hide caption

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In 'Alphabet' Mysteries, 'S' Is Really For Santa Barbara

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