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Misty Copeland Becomes First Black Principal Dancer At American Ballet Theatre

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Former band student Rosalee Talahongva in front of her old music building, which is being turned into a Native American cultural center. Christopher Livesay for NPR hide caption

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Phoenix Students Restore School To Reclaim Native American Identity

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Harry Lawrence Freeman, the Harlem Renaissance composer of the opera Voodoo. H. Lawrence Freeman Papers, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University hide caption

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Unearthed In A Library, 'Voodoo' Opera Rises Again

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'The Projects' Explores The Evolution Of Chicago's Public Housing System

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Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney co-star in the new Amazon romantic comedy, Catastrophe. Ed Miller/Channel 4 hide caption

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Amazon's 'Catastrophe' Isn't One — Unlike Some TV Rom-Coms

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Ron Moody, Who Played Fagin In 'Oliver!' Dies At 91

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A Good But Not Great New Season For Netflix's 'Orange Is The New Black'

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'Fun Home,' 'Curious Incident' Take Home Top Tony Honors

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Composer John Kander, 88, has received his 12th Tony nomination — this time for The Visit. "I really love the theater ..." he says. "This part, I hate; the idea that suddenly we're all put in a little sandbox where we're supposed to be very competitive with each other. And these are your friends!" Above, Chita Rivera and Michelle Veintimillia in The Visit. Thom Kaine/Courtesy of O+M Co. hide caption

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First-Time Tony Award Nominees Enjoy New Fame, But Keep Day Jobs

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