Gund Kwok troupe member Heang Ly takes a break next to her lion costume during a rehearsal in Boston's Chinatown. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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'Still Turning Heads' At Lunar New Year, An All-Female Lion Dance Troupe

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Mexican artist Pedro Reyes received 6,700 weapons from the Mexican government, from which he sculpted instruments. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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Artist Transforms Guns To Make Music — Literally

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Taking on her third role in the long-running revival of the musical Chicago, Bebe Neuwirth (left) plays prison matron Mama Morton. Amra-Faye Wright currently plays Velma Kelly — the part for which Neuwirth won a Tony Award in 1997. Jeremy Daniel/ hide caption

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Neuwirth Returns To Broadway, With More 'Class' Than Ever

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These Guitars Are For The Birds — Literally

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Sharon Jones' new album with the Dap-Kings, Give the People What They Want, comes out Jan. 14. Kyle Dean Reinford/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Case Against Hugging, Dead Authors, Sharon Jones

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The late science fiction author H. G. Wells, shown here in 1944, is the ostensible time-traveling host of the Dead Authors Podcast. Comedian Paul F. Tompkins plays the role at the Upright Citizens' Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Bringing 'Dead Authors' To Life For Book-Smart Comedy

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Street musician Valentino Juanino, right, plays his bagpipe at the Conde Duque Cultural Center last month after taking a quality test to obtain official permission to perform in the streets of Madrid. Paul White/AP hide caption

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Madrid's Street Performers Now Must Audition To Hold Out A Hat

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner plays Dr. John Prentice in Arena Stage's production of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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Don't Call Him Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner On Life After 'Cosby'

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Reeve Carney (right) handed off the lead role in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark to successor Justin Matthew Sargent in September 2013. The show closes Jan. 4, and the Smithsonian Institution announced today that it's acquiring Carney's costume. Rob Kim/Getty Images hide caption

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Broadway's 'Spider-Man' Musical Turns Off The Lights At Last

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Malcolm Jamal Warner On Growing Up On 'The Cosby Show'

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"I can't let my life be this. Because if I give up now, that's what my life will be. I'll never walk out the front door." — Shane Koyczan James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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What's It Like To Be Young And Bullied?

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Peter O'Toole was nominated for an Academy Award for his title role in Lawrence of Arabia. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment hide caption

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Peter O'Toole, A Life Even Larger Than 'Lawrence'

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Iranian Comedian Tries The U.S., Again

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Anthony Rapp (left) and Adam Pascal perform a scene from the New York Theatre Workshop production of Rent in 1996. Joan Marcus/AP hide caption

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Draining The Daring From A High School Production Of 'Rent'

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