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.

Admirers ask Gabriel Garcia Marquez --€” seated alongside his wife, Mercedes Barcha €-- to sign books in Santa Marta, Colombia, in 2007. Alejandra Vega/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies

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1,000 Farmworkers View Chavez Film, Dedicated To Them

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Sony Pictures To Lay Off Interactive Group

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'12 Years A Slave' Wins Oscar's Best Picture

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Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist And Holocaust Survivor, Dies At 110

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DirecTV: Customers Balked At Weather Channel's Reality Shows

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Ian Dodd (center), co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Sunday Assembly, sings with other attendees. Chapters of the godless church, founded by British comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, have been spreading since launching in London in January 2013. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Sunday Assembly: A Church For The Godless Picks Up Steam

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Fielder Offers Absurd Marketing Advice On Comedy Central

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How 'Black Nativity' Made Its Way To The Big Screen

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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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