Elizabeth Blair

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60 dancers who fled the war now take the stage — as The United Ukrainian Ballet

Thursday, February 02, 2023

The company, based in The Hague, is currently in Washington, D.C., performing Giselle at The Kennedy Center. The Ukrainian Ambassador says the ballet corps is like a secret weapon.


As Ryuichi Sakamoto returns with '12,' fellow artists recall his impact

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

A Japanese musician has released his first album in six years — a collection of compositions recorded during his battle with cancer. (Story first aired on All Things Considered on Jan. 26, 2023.)


'Hot Dog' wins Caldecott, Newbery is awarded to 'Freewater'

Monday, January 30, 2023

Hot Dog, by Doug Salati, is about an overheated pup who finds his calm on a trip to the beach. Freewater, by Amina Luqman-Dawson, is about two enslaved children finding freedom.


Ballet dancers from across Ukraine bring 'Giselle' to the Kennedy Center

Friday, January 27, 2023

The United Ukrainian Ballet Company is made up of dancers taking refuge in the Netherlands. The company travels to Washington, D.C., to perform Giselle, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky.


As Ryuichi Sakamoto returns with '12,' fellow artists recall his impact

Thursday, January 26, 2023

The composer has been lauded for decades over his deeply affective music; director Alejandro González Iñárritu, composer Hildur Guðnadóttir and more join us to explain why.


Odesa and other sites are added to the list of World Heritage In Danger

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Odesa in Ukraine has been added to the cultural sites that UNESCO is highlighting. Also being included are ancient sites in Lebanon and Yemen.


A remembrance of Italian film actress Gina Lollobrigida, who died at the age of 95

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Gina Lollobrigida melted the hearts of major stars in the 1950s and '60s: Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra and Burt Lancaster. She was a voluptuous brunette with captivating brown eyes.


Remembering legendary Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida, dead at 95

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Legendary Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida has died at age 95. The star was often compared to Marilyn Monroe.


Roberta Flack's first piano came from a junkyard – five Grammys would follow

Thursday, January 12, 2023

The Green Piano: How Little Me Found Music recounts the story of Flack's father finding her a beat-up, old, upright in a junkyard — a treasure that led to a life in music.


A play about censorship is censored — and free speech groups are fighting back

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

PEN America and two other free speech groups are calling for school officials in Florida to reinstate a high school production of Paula Vogel's Indecent, a play that is itself about censorship.


Could you be eligible for a Fortnite refund?

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Epic Games has agreed to pay the Federal Trade Commission $520 million over allegations of privacy violations and unwanted charges. Nearly half of the money will go to refund consumers.


Abortion stories on TV get closer to reality, says new report

Monday, December 19, 2022

The annual Abortion Onscreen report says more TV shows had abortion plotlines than previous years and that writers are doing slightly better job reflecting reality.


Adam Sandler wins the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

The Kennedy Center has announced Adam Sandler as the winner of this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Sandler's credits include SNL, Happy Gilmore, Grown Ups, The Wedding Singer and Hustle.


Club soccer puts the sport out of reach for many kids

Thursday, December 08, 2022

Playing competitive youth soccer can cost families a small fortune, excluding kids who might excel at the sport. There are efforts around the country to get more kids in the game.


Actress Kirstie Alley died Monday at age 71

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Emmy-winning actress Kirstie Alley, known for starring in "Cheers," died Monday at age 71.


U2, Gladys Knight, George Clooney among 2022 Kennedy Center honorees

Monday, December 05, 2022

Amy Grant, George Clooney, Gladys Knight, U2 and Tania León attended a dinner at the U.S. State Department and a gala tribute event. The 45th annual Kennedy Center Honors airs on CBS later this month.


Shaun Tan's new book 'Creature' collects his drawings, paintings and reflections

Saturday, December 03, 2022

Artist and writer Shaun Tan makes creatures that have a wild mix of mechanical and animal-like features. His new book, "Creature," is a collection of his drawings, paintings, and reflections.


Remembering Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie

Thursday, December 01, 2022

Christine McVie died Wednesday at age 79. She wrote some of the band's most popular songs including: "Don't Stop" and "You Make Loving Fun."


Ukrainian ballet dancer Oleksandr Shapoval is killed on the battlefield

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The dancer with the National Opera of Ukraine was killed in September. Oleksandr Shapoval had volunteered to fight after the Russian invasion. (Story aired on All Things Considered on Sept. 15, 2022.)


Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés has died at age 79

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

The revered Latin Grammy winner was known for such hits as "Yolanda" and "Amo Esta Isla."