Mandalit del Barco

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Jose-Luis Orozco: Capturing Kids' Attention In Two Languages

Friday, June 07, 2013

For the past 42 years, José-Luis Orozco has been entertaining children with songs he sings in English and Spanish. He's passionate about teaching children to be bilingual through music, and he's also written books for kids.

"Let's say hello to each other," he says to a crowd of preschoolers at ...


The Doors' Keyboard Counterpoint Goes Silent: Remembering Ray Manzarek

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ray Manzarek, the founding keyboardist of the Los Angeles rock band The Doors, died in a clinic in Germany on Monday after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer, according to his publicist. He was 74.

Born Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. and raised on the south side of ...


Nostalgia For Sale As Captain Kangaroo's Pals Are Auctioned Off

Monday, May 20, 2013

The classic children's show Captain Kangaroo aired on TV for nearly 30 years, starting in 1955. After its creator and star, Bob Keeshan, died in 2004, his estate donated a few of his beloved hand puppets to the Smithsonian.

But if you're like me and grew up in the 1960s ...


Draco Rosa: A Pop Survivor Returns From The Brink, With Friends

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Menudo, the hugely popular Puerto Rican boy band, cycled through dozens of lineups in its decades together — but it's best remembered for the 1980s era that featured two stars in the making. One, a then-pubescent Ricky Martin, would become one of the most successful pop artists of the 1990s.



A Tip Of The Mouse Ears To Annette Funicello, 1942-2013

Monday, April 08, 2013

Now it's time to say goodbye to former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello. The singer, dancer and actress died April 8 at the age of 70, having battled multiple sclerosis for more than two decades.

Throughout her career, she was devoted to Walt Disney, who famously discovered her during a Swan Lake ...


Visual-Effects Firms Having Trouble Seeing Green

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hollywood studios are demanding more and more visual effects to make blockbuster films. But the artists who create this movie magic are protesting that they and their entire industry are in deep financial trouble. Even the most celebrated visual-effects companies face the risk of going under, and there are calls ...


Angry Birds TV, Coming To A Mobile Screen Near You

Friday, March 15, 2013

People of all ages have been passing the time playing Angry Birds on their mobile devices. Now Rovio, the company that created the best-selling app, is offering fans a new cartoon series based on the game, which has so far been downloaded 1.7 billion times.

The concept behind Angry Birds ...


'Oz,' The Great And Often Imitated

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Disney's new movie Oz the Great and Powerful is the back story of the Wizard of Oz — and three sister witches, good, wicked and otherwise. This newest version begins like the classic 1939 Wizard of Oz movie: in Kansas, in black and white, with a tornado that whisks the ...


What You Didn't See At The Academy Awards

Monday, February 25, 2013

NPR's Sam Sanders and Mandalit del Barco were backstage at the Oscars on Sunday, covering the awards show. They sat in the press room, where winners go for interviews during and after the show. Here's a roundup of what they saw that you didn't see, in senior superlative ...