Elizabeth Blair

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Watch Joni Mitchell perform 'Summertime' at Gershwin Prize concert

Friday, March 31, 2023

James Taylor, Brandi Carlile, Annie Lennox and Angélique Kidjo are among the artists performing on Joni Mitchell: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, airing on PBS this evening.


'Like a living scrapbook': 'My Powerful Hair' is a celebration of Native culture

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Author Carole Lindstrom follows Caldecott-winning We Are Water Protectors with another children's book featuring Native culture. She says she hopes it helps kids "see themselves in a positive way."


Big names including Steve Buscemi, Conan O'Brien come out to honor Adam Sandler

Monday, March 20, 2023

Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston and Chris Rock were also among those in Washington, D.C. this weekend to celebrate Sandler, who worked on Saturday Night Live in the 1990s and moved on to films.


When adults complained about a teen theater production, the show's creators stepped in

Sunday, March 12, 2023

High school theater programs worry they're the next culture war battleground. Plays have been canceled by officials who find the content inappropriate.


Adults complained about a teen theater production and the show's creators stepped in

Thursday, March 09, 2023

High school theater teachers fear their stages will be the next battleground in the culture war. Plays have been canceled or removed when local officials claim the content is inappropriate.


How bills restricting drag could impact high school theatre productions

Friday, March 03, 2023

More than a dozen states have proposed bills that would restrict minors' access to drag performances. So where does that leave high school theatre productions like Rent or nontraditional casting?


Roald Dahl's publisher responds to backlash by keeping 'classic' texts in print

Friday, February 24, 2023

"Fat," "ugly" and "horsey face" will remain in Roald Dahl's children's books in the U.K. after all. After a fierce backlash to proposed changes, Dahl's U.K. publisher announced a "classic collection."


Remembering De La Soul's Trugoy the Dove has died at 54

Monday, February 13, 2023

Trugoy the Dove, one-third of the iconic hip-hop group De La Soul, has died. He was 54 years old.


Burt Bacharach, visionary pop composer, has died at 94

Thursday, February 09, 2023

The songwriter and singer, who cemented his prominence with hits like "Say A Little Prayer" and "Walk on By," died Wednesday of natural causes.


Some movie lovers aren't happy about AMC's plan to charge according to seat placement

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

AMC Entertainment plans to roll out new ticket prices based on where you sit in the movie theater. Some consumers aren't happy about it.


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.