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.

Juanes' latest album is all acoustic, and was recorded in front of a live audience as part of MTV's Unplugged series. MTV hide caption

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Juanes: A Superstar Slows Down, Shifts Gears

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Workers dismantle an installation that was set up for the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Paris. It had been scheduled for Friday night but was canceled after a gunman killed 12 people at a Colorado opening of the same film. Jacques Brinon/AP hide caption

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'Dark Knight' Events Canceled, Theaters Add Guards

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Jerry Seinfeld is premiering a Web-only series Thursday called Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The new show features fellow comedians like Larry David, Ricky Gervais and Michael Richards. John Shearer/Invision for David Lynch Foundation/AP Images hide caption

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Seinfeld Hits The Web, Still Talking About Nothing

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Country's First Female Star Kitty Wells Dies At 92

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DirectTV, Viacom Battle Over Distribution Fees

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Program On Ariz. Immigration Part News, Advocacy

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Microsoft's Surface Tablet To Compete With iPad

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Myisha Areloano, Adrian James, Jahel Campos, David Vuenrostro and Antonio Cabrera camp outside President Obama's campaign headquarters in Culver City, Calif., on Friday to protest his immigration policies. Grant Hindsley/AP hide caption

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Is Deportation Freeze A 'Big Relief' Or 'Cynical Ploy'?

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AMC Deal Signals Hollywood's New Bond With China

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English-Language News Launched By Univision, ABC

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The fifth-graders from L.A.'s Pico Union neighborhood, who rarely get to spend time in nature, say it was the best field trip ever. Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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A New Destination For Kayakers: The L.A. River?

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BooBoo (right) flashes a Playboys gang hand sign, 1993. Robert Yager hide caption

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Ex-L.A. Gang Member Trades Streets For Family Life

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Airlines Poised To Profit From FAA Shutdown

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One of Los Angeles' 32 red light cameras. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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In L.A., Paying Red Light Camera Fines Now Optional

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