Elizabeth Blair

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'Combat Medicine:' Afghanistan Vet Seeks To Help Others Through Hip-Hop

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A new hip-hop album by a veteran of the war in Afghanistan drops Wednesday. His target audience: fellow vets suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.


Podcasts And Audiobooks Reach Out To A New Audience: Children

Thursday, June 15, 2017

There are so many entertainment offerings for children and their parents, it can be hard to choose. We look at podcasts and audiobooks for children.


Backing Musicians Do The Heavy Lifting On NBC's 'The Voice'

Monday, May 22, 2017

For our series, "Backstage Pass," NPR goes behind the scenes of the hit TV show, The Voice, where we meet the house band and veteran musicians who learn and perform new songs daily.


Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Sells For Record $110.5 Million

Friday, May 19, 2017

The late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat broke a few records at Sotheby's Thursday night when one of his works sold for $110.5 million dollars to a Japanese entrepreneur and art collector.


Josh Groban Leaves Big Shoes To Fill In The Tony-Nominated 'Great Comet'

Thursday, May 18, 2017

For his role as Pierre, Groban had to be able to play the accordion while navigating multiple sets of stairs. His replacement, Okieriete Onaodowan, has about two months to master the instrument.


When Elmo And Big Bird Talk To Refugees

Friday, May 05, 2017

Sesame Workshop is creating educational programming for refugee children around the world. But first, it's doing a lot of homework to make sure the lessons it teaches are the right ones.


From D.C. Theater To '24': The Rise Of Actor Corey Hawkins

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hawkins auditioned for his first acting gig at the Kennedy Center when he was 9 years old. Now he's the star of the action drama series 24: Legacy, and he's also appearing in a Broadway play.


Actors Give Voice To Trump's Tweets

Sunday, April 02, 2017

As long as there have been national leaders, there have been court jesters. Whether skewering the boss on stage, on TV or now, on Twitter, it's a tradition satirists take seriously.


Jo Lampert Takes On Joan Of Arc

Saturday, March 18, 2017

New York artist Jo Lampert just landed her first major role: Joan in David Byrne's new rock opera based on Joan of Arc. With her androgynous appearance and bluesy voice, Lampert seems like a good fit.


From Striking Photos To Surprising Stained Glass, A Wide-Ranging Whitney Biennial

Saturday, March 18, 2017

There are 63 artists in this year's Biennial, including An-My Lê, whose photography touches on immigration, and Raúl de Nieves, who made a stained glass window with tape, paper, beads and more.


Vietnamese American Photographer An-My Le Selected For Whitney Biennial

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Vietnamese American photographer An-My Le is one of 63 artists selected for this year's Whitney Biennial. Her new work was shot in Louisiana.


'Priestess Of Polka Dots' Yayoi Kusama Gives Gallerygoers A Taste Of Infinity

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The Japanese artist is known for her "infinity rooms," which have mirrored walls that make the space feel endless. Six of those rooms are now on display at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.


New Play About 'Roe V. Wade' Is A Prism For Looking At The American Divide

Friday, January 27, 2017

Roe tells the stories of "Jane Roe" and the lawyer who argued her side of the case. Playwright Lisa Loomer says it may be a history play, but so much of what happens in it still happens today.


How A Work Of Art Makes It Onto The Wall Of The White House

Monday, January 23, 2017

Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy once said, "Everything in the White House must have a reason for being there." So we looked behind the scenes to learn how art is chosen for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.


Trumps Wrap Up Inauguration Day At 3 Balls

Saturday, January 21, 2017

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended three inaugural balls last night after a busy day.


President Trump, First Lady Attend Inaugural Balls

Friday, January 20, 2017

Several inaugural balls and celebrations took place across Washington, D.C., on Friday night. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump appeared at three of those celebrations.


Residents, Businesses And Charities Urge The Trumps To Get To Know D.C.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Washington, D.C., is not just about government. It's a city with cultural and social scenes. The unofficial D.C. has been preparing for the Trump family's arrival.


Clothes Don't Make A First Lady, But They Can Make A Statement

Monday, January 09, 2017

Michelle Obama is known for wearing affordable clothing, while Melania Trump is often seen in luxury brands. One critic describes Trump's look as polished and glamorous, but not very personal.


Dreamworks' Movie 'Captain Underpants' Comes Out In 2017

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

The blockbuster kids' book Captain Underpants is coming to the big screen. Dreamworks hopes the film's got the same caliber of pranks and potty humor that turned the books into best-sellers.


'Hidden Figures' No More: Meet The Black Women Who Helped Send America To Space

Friday, December 16, 2016

A new film tells the stories of three women who made incalculable contributions to the space program: engineer Mary Jackson, mathematician Katherine Johnson and NASA supervisor Dorothy Vaughan.