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Wednesday

Keary Hines, Prairie View, Texas. Ivan McClellan hide caption

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Ivan McClellan

A photographer documented Black cowboys across the U.S. for a new book

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Tuesday

Alicia Graf Mack, dean and director of The Juilliard School's Dance Division (center), speaks with fourth-year dance students Kailei Sin (left) and Nyoka Wotorson (right) in between classes. Tsering Bista/NPR hide caption

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West African dance and hip-hop play a key role in a revamped Juilliard track

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Thursday

Will Liverman's latest album, Show Me The Way, honors women's contributions to music. Daniel Welch/Morahan Arts and Media hide caption

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Baritone Will Liverman celebrates women in new album 'Show Me The Way'

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Thursday

Republican presidential candidate and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign event on Monday in Greer, S.C. David Yeazell/AP hide caption

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Nikki Haley says Biden is 'more dangerous' than Trump but neither is fit for the job

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Thursday

Jan Vogler plays a 1707 Stradivari cello made during Bach's lifetime. He compares it to learning to swim in an Olympic pool: "the pressure on me is more to have imagination to match the instrument." Zayrha Rodriguez/NPR hide caption

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Amanda Gorman's poetry and Bach's music offer joint message of hope

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Friday

Anastasia Kobekina's debut album with Sony Classical revolves around the city of Venice and the impressions it leaves. Johanna Berghorn/Sony Music Entertainment hide caption

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Russian cellist Anastasia Kobekina shares postcard of Venice through the ages

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Wednesday

The Takács Quartet — left to right: Edward Dusinberre, Harumi Rhodes, Richard O'Neill and András Fejér — collaborated with composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama (center) to premiere her composition Flow. Cal Performances hide caption

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Cal Performances

What did the beginning of time sound like? A new string quartet offers an impression

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Friday

Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1958, oil on watercolor paper mounted on hardboard. ShootArt Mobile 1/Copyright © 2023 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko hide caption

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Paintings on paper reveal another side of Rothko

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Thursday

Timothée Chalamet as Willy Wonka and Hugh Grant as an Oompa Loompa in Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures' Wonka, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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In 'Wonka,' director Paul King serves up sweetness and magic

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Monday

The 1808 Érard piano that Napoleon gifted to his second wife, Marie-Louise, is on long-term loan from the Museum of Music History to the Cobbe Collection of historic instruments outside London. Museum of Music History hide caption

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Napoleon's piano lends authenticity to Ridley Scott's biopic

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Thursday

It took two years for Joyce McMillan to be reunited with her children after they were removed from her care nearly 25 years ago. The experience propelled her advocacy for child welfare system reforms. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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'Deluged' child welfare systems struggle to protect kids amid calls for reform

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Tuesday

Jon Batiste unveiled his first symphonic composition, American Symphony, at New York's Carnegie Hall on September 22, 2022. An eponymous documentary by Matthew Heineman follows his life with his wife. Netflix hide caption

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Jon Batiste and Suleika Jaouad share journey of 'two extremes' in American Symphony

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Monday

The Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Maryland Department of Juvenile Services hide caption

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Youths say boredom and basic needs landed them at Maryland detention centers

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Simone Leigh, Satellite (2022), installation view in front of the Hirshhorn Museum entrance on Independence Avenue. Bronze. Rick Coulby for the Hirshhorn/Simone Leigh, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery hide caption

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Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum hosts a retrospective of Simone Leigh's work

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Friday

The National Museum of Women in the Arts reopens after a major two-year renovation

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Hauschka performs at the Essen Philharmonie in 2015. Nina Ditscheid/Pitch Perfect PR hide caption

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Hauschka returns to prepared piano for new album

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Thursday

Niki de Saint Phalle's Pregnant Nana (1995) greets visitors to third-floor galleries dedicated to pieces from the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Jennifer Hughes/courtesy of NMWA hide caption

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National Museum of Women in the Arts reopening after $70M renovation

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Monday

Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński also breakdances, two skills showcased in Semele at Munich's Bavarian State Opera this year before it heads to New York's Metropolitan Opera next season. Monika Rittershaus/Bavarian State Opera hide caption

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From opera to breakdancing and back again: Jakub Józef Orliński fuses two worlds

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Friday

White Cube, the London-based gallery that helped shape the Young British Artist movement, has opened its first permanent U.S. branch in New York. Nicholas Venezia/White Cube hide caption

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London's White Cube shows 'fresh and new' art at first New York gallery

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Wednesday

Bombino performs at The Hamilton Live in Washington on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. Elizabeth Frantz for NPR hide caption

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Bombino sings of home on his new album 'Sahel'

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Monday

Cellist Katie Tertell (front right) performs at the Appalachian Chamber Music Festival, which featured what's believed to be the U.S. premiere of Cassadó's String Quartet No. 1 this year. Brian Christopher/Appalachian Chamber Music Festival hide caption

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American cellist hunts for Gaspar Cassadó's nearly lost treasures

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Wednesday

Melinda French Gates is funding efforts to elect more women to public office through her company, Pivotal Ventures. ©Jason Bell/©Pivotal Ventures hide caption

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Melinda French Gates calls for women's parity in political leadership

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Wednesday

Meta president of global affairs Nick Clegg expresses confidence in the "wisdom of crowds" as his company releases its latest AI model, LLaMA, for free. Meta hide caption

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Meta leans on 'wisdom of crowds' in AI model release

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Monday

Gabríel Ólafs drew inspiration from Viking tunes for his album Lullabies for Piano and Cello, featuring cellist Steiney Sigurðardóttir. Courtesy of Universal Music hide caption

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Viking heritage inspires soothing lullabies from Icelandic pianist Gabríel Ólafs

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