Everything at the brand new Cultural Center in downtown Buenos Aires is free — from art installations to symphony concerts. "Culture is an investment for this government, not an expense," says Culture Minister Teresa Parodi. Centro Cultural Kirchner hide caption

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Tap dancer and choreographer Michelle Dorrance is the founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance/New York. She has been dancing since she was 4. Christopher Lane/John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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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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Actor and illustionist Geoff Sobelle calls his one-man show The Object Lesson a "meditation on our relationship to things, and to objects and stuff." Craig Schwartz/Courtesy of The Center Theatre Group hide caption

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Camille Brown performs a solo from Black Girl: Linguistic Play at a 2015 TED talk. Ryan Lash/TED hide caption

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The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Elizabethan Theatre — shown above during a production of Henry V in 2012 — seats 1,200 people under the open sky. With wildfires raging in Washington state, the festival has installed air quality monitors for the safety of the audience, staff and performers. T Charles Erickson/Oregon Shakespeare Festival hide caption

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In 2011, Frank Gilroy attends the Writers Guild Awards in New York. Gilroy, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of The Subject Was Roses died Saturday in Monroe, N.Y. He was 89. Peter Kramer/AP hide caption

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Stephen Van Cleef, a fictional Seneca Village resident played by Billy Eugene Jones (left), meets a New York City police officer, played by Andy Truschinski, in The People Before the Park at Premiere Stages at Kean University in Union, N.J. Mike Peters/Premiere Stages hide caption

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