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.

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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Producer and songwriter Jeff Bhasker is nominated for four Grammy Awards this weekend, including producer of the year, non-classical division. Ninelle Efremova/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Famous Behind The Scenes, A Hitmaker Covets The Spotlight

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Justin Bieber on stage in December. Bieber's 2012 album Believe, despite selling over 1,000,000 copies, wasn't nominated for a single Grammy Award. Michael Kovac/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Al Walser Got A Grammy Nomination And Justin Bieber Didn't

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Handguns collected in South-Central Los Angeles as part of a Gun for Gift Card exchange in 2009. One teenager here says getting a gun on the streets is just "one phone call away." Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South L.A. Teens Doubt New Laws Will Change Gun Culture

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The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation says a county law requiring condom use at porn shoots is necessary to protect actors from sexually transmitted diseases. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Porn Industry Turned Off By L.A. Mandate For Condoms On Set

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South Park Duo Creates Production Studio

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Sofia Campos, 23, is the head of the United We Dream campaign — a national network of youth-led immigrant organizations. Campos was born in Peru, but grew up in California, entirely unaware of her undocumented status until she tried applying for college scholarships. Courtesy of Sofia Campos hide caption

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In Pursuit of Recognition: An Undocumented Immigrant's Resilient Fight

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Hollywood Execs Shift Programming After Newtown Shooting

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Singer Jenni Rivera Presumed Dead In Plane Crash

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