Elizabeth Blair Elizabeth Blair is a Peabody Award-winning Senior Producer/Reporter on the Arts Desk at NPR.
Elizabeth Blair 2018 square
Stories By

Elizabeth Blair

How Networks Are Filling Airtime Without The NBA

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/142541490/142541479" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A model shows a view of the Crystal Bridges pavilion some museum staff refer to as "the armadillo" because of how its curved, copper bands resemble the animal's shell. John Horner/Crystal Bridges Museum of Art hide caption

toggle caption
John Horner/Crystal Bridges Museum of Art

Adele at the MTV Video Music Awards in August. Jason Merritt/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Heineken USA

A large-scale promotional campaign launched by Hulu during the 2009 Super Bowl featured Alec Baldwin as a spokesperson. Courtesy of Hulu hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Hulu

David "Honeyboy" Edwards in an undated photo. Dave Peabody/Redferns hide caption

toggle caption
Dave Peabody/Redferns

Bluesman 'Honeyboy' Edwards Has Died

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140068629/140070108" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Elvis Presley, in an undated photo. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

One Record, Two Hits And A Rock 'n' Roll Revolution

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1068986/18713807" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Kennedy Center fellow Reem Kassem recently used her Kennedy connections to help organize an outdoor arts festival in Alexandria, Egypt. Kennedy Center hide caption

toggle caption
Kennedy Center

World Art Managers Find New Funding Models In D.C.

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/139240605/139519338" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Washington Performing Arts Society's Children of the Gospel Choir performing at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage July 31, 2011. Courtesy of the Kennedy Center. hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the Kennedy Center.

Free Concerts: In Washington D.C., They Happen 365 Days A Year

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/139022955/139046420" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

George Pelecanos' 17 crime novels take place in and around Washington, D.C. Pelecanos has also written for HBO's The Wire and Treme, which take place in Baltimore and New Orleans, but he says his novels will always be set in D.C. Mai-Trang Dang via Flickr hide caption

toggle caption
Mai-Trang Dang via Flickr

Cellist Sara Page (center, right) rehearses with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen Arts Camp. Page is among the campers who made an exceptional effort to raise funds to attend the camp this year. Sam Oldenburg for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Sam Oldenburg for NPR

Baya shows Arthur a scrapbook of former "fascists" she's converted to her left-wing causes by sleeping with them. Music Box Films hide caption

toggle caption
Music Box Films

Peter Folk poses as his famed character, Lt. Columbo, in the detective television series Columbo. NBC/AP hide caption

toggle caption
NBC/AP

Peter Falk, TV's Legendary 'Columbo,' Dies At 83

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137398923/137402889" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript