Mandalit del BarcoAs 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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The graffiti artist, Trek6, painted the Yoruba goddess of the ocean, Yemaya, to honor his Caribbean roots. She symbolizes growth, something that he thinks Hialeah needs.
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Cabral plays Hector Tontz, a former gangbanger implicated in a drug-related murder, in ABC's American Crime. It wasn't long ago that Cabral himself was facing a possible 35-year sentence for violent assault.
The five young stars of Straight Outta Compton. Left to right: Aldis Hodge (MC Ren), Neil Brown, Jr. (DJ Yella), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E), O'Shea Jackson, Jr. (Ice Cube), Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre).
Actress Meryem Uzerli takes a break with colleagues on the set of Magnificent Century in Istanbul. The craze for Turkish TV dramas has spread to the Middle East and to Latin America, where telenovelas rule.
Residents relax in the courtyard of the Vision in Action asylum in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. social services are in short supply in Juarez, and many have no place else to go.