Mandalit del Barco As an arts correspondent based at NPR West, Mandalit del Barco reports and produces stories about film, television, music, visual arts, dance and other topics.

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Drummer Chico Hamilton, West Coast Jazz Pioneer, Dies

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Canada Takes Cable A La Carte, But Don't Expect U.S. To Follow

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1 In 7 American Adults Don't Go Online

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Evangeline Ordaz (center) stands with teens from Legacy LA who were her script consultants and extras for East Los High. From left: Rebecca Hernandez, Brenda Flores, Ordaz, Wesley Michua, Marlene Arazo. Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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East LA Homegirl Goes Hollywood

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Sound Pioneer Ray Dolby Dies At 80

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The Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown plans to leave the website to produce live forums on news topics. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tina Brown To Leave The Daily Beast

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Michael Weinstein of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (left) at a press conference in February to introduce AB 332, a statewide bill to require condom use by adult film performers. Bret Hartman/AP hide caption

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New HIV Cases Spotlight Adult Film Industry's Testing System

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Time Warner Cable Customers Miss Out On CBS

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The Santa Barbara County Courthouse, a Spanish-Moorish landmark, was built in 1929. Anna Fox (harshlight)/Flickr hide caption

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In 'Alphabet' Mysteries, 'S' Is Really For Santa Barbara

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Paola Guanche debuted with Adele's "Turning Tables." Courtesy Telemundo hide caption

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Telemundo's 'La Voz' Hands Latino Kids The Mic

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Ray Manzarek (far right) stands with fellow members of The Doors Jim Morrison (from right), Robby Krieger and John Densmore in 1968. Manzarek died Monday in Germany. He was 74. Express/Getty Images hide caption

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The Doors' Keyboard Counterpoint Goes Silent: Remembering Ray Manzarek

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More than 500 items from the Captain Kangaroo show — including Dancing Bear's life-sized costume. Nate D. Sanders Auction House hide caption

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Nostalgia For Sale As Captain Kangaroo's Pals Are Auctioned Off

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Guillaume Rocheron, Bill Westenhofer, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott at the 85th Annual Academy Awards in February. Rhythm & Hues Studios, the company that produced the effects for winning film Life of Pi, recently declared bankruptcy. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Visual-Effects Firms Having Trouble Seeing Green

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Will 'Oz The Great And Powerful' Gain Emerald Status?

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Spanish-Language Network Univision Ranks 3rd In U.S. Ratings

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