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The life and work of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim is examined in Six by Sondheim, a documentary from James Lapine, who also directed several of Sondheim's shows. Jerry Jackson/HBO hide caption

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Delightful 'Six By Sondheim' Leaves You Wanting Six More

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Sondheim, shown here in 1974, won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Sunday in the Park with George. He has also received eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy awards and a Kennedy Center Honor. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'On Sondheim': The Musical-Theater Legend At 80

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In the Coen brothers' latest film, down and out Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is trying to make ends meet as a folk singer in New York in the early 1960s. Alison Rosa/Long Strange Trip/CBS Films hide caption

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Great Soundtrack Aside, 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Hits A Sour Note

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