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Patti LuPone: Memoir Of A Broadway Diva

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This Qing Dynasty porcelain incense burner dates back to the late 17th century. Freer Gallery of Art hide caption

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Blue And White And Mad All Over: 'Chinamania'

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Jim Pearce's latest album is inspired by his years making a modest living as a working musician. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Jazz Musician In 'The Twilight Of A Mediocre Career'

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Nancy Astor, pictured here in a John Singer Sargent portrait from 1909, represents the 19th-century American feminine ideal: soft, delicate, and clad in European-made clothes. As the 20th century developed, that ideal shifted. National Trust / Art Resource hide caption

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The Feminine Mystique, Expressed In Silks And Satins

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NPR's Susan Stamberg Remembers Daniel Schorr

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John McCormack could sing anything, from opera to German lieder to Irish folk songs. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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John McCormack: The Charming Irish Tenor

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Spielberg, Lucas Celebrate Rockwell's Iconic America

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Claude Monet bought his house in Giverny seven years after he first started renting it. He worked hard to create the gardens, later featured in his paintings, around his home. Fondation Claude Monet hide caption

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Monet The Gardener: Life, And Art, Grow At Giverny

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Monet's Canvas Cathedrals: A Life Study Of Light

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Boudin painted his Personnages sur la plage de Trouville in 1865, about 10 years after befriending Monet. Henri Brauner/Musee Eugène Boudin, Honfleur hide caption

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Eugene Boudin: The Man Who Inspired Monet

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'The Mighty Uke': A Musical Underdog Makes A Comeback

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Booksellers' Picks: 15 Soaring Summer Reads

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A painted wood carving by an unidentified internee depicts the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming. It is showcased in The Art Of Gaman, a new exhibit curated by Delphine Hirasuna and currently on display at Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. Photo: Terry Heffernan/Japanese American Museum of San Jose hide caption

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The Creative Art Of Coping In Japanese Internment

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Buddha and his attendants stay zen at the bustling Virgin America ticket counter in the International Terminal at SFO. They are part of The Resplendent Stone, an exhibit of Chinese jade pieces on loan from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Beth Novey/NPR hide caption

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Flying Through San Francisco? Stop To Enjoy The Art

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Holland Taylor: A Class Act's Next Tough Dame

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