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.

In Hollywood, 50 Is The New 80: What Happens When 'It Girls' Get Old

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Authors Angered Over Amazon's Dispute With Publisher Hachette

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The 85 musicians in the Santa Cecilia Orchestra are paid professionals who play with other symphonies and in Hollywood studios. Courtesy of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra hide caption

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How Do You Get Latino Kids Into Classical Music? Bring The Parents

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Calif. Gov. Brown Urged To Expand Tax Credits For Movie Industry

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Hollywood Protests Against Owners Of Beverly Hills Hotel

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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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Black Nativity is an adaptation of Langston Hughes' play of the same name. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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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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