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.

Misty Copeland Becomes First Black Principal Dancer At American Ballet Theatre

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James Horner, Oscar-Winning Film Composer, Presumed Dead

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Jean Ritchie, Singer Known As 'The Mother Of Folk,' Dies At 92

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LA County Museum Of Art Presents Last Sculpture By Chris Burden

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Charlize Theron as Furiosa, alongside Tom Hardy's Max Rockatansky in the new Mad Max: Fury Road. Jasin Boland/Warner Bros. hide caption

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The Women Pull No Punches In Fiery, Feminist 'Mad Max'

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Sculptor Chris Burden Dies At 69

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A woman walks past a memorial for some of the victims who are said to have died at the hands of the serial killer dubbed the "Grim Sleeper." Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Too Scared To Talk To Police, Stalker's Victims Open Up In 'Grim Sleeper'

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Actors' Equity Implements $9 Minimum Wage For LA's Small Theaters

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Stories Behind This Year's Pulitzer Prize Winners

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Actors' Equity Minimum Wage Proposal Could Threaten LA's Small Theaters

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Poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" outside the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., Oct. 19, 1994, before a hearing on the constitutionality of a FCC policy restricting indecent material. Dennis Cook/AP hide caption

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I Saw The All-Stars Of Our Generation Honor Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl'

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Kenneth Branagh Directs Live-Action Version Of 'Cinderella' For Disney

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This year's Sundance Film Festival generated buzz for Dope, an indie film with an African-American director, Latino and Asian-American producers and starring a multicultural cast. David Moir /Courtesy of Sundance Institute hide caption

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Sundance Festival Opens Doors For Minority Filmmakers

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'Suge' Knight Charged With Murder After Fatal Hit-And-Run

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Movie Stars Wait To See Who Gets An Oscar Nomination

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