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May 16, 2017
African dance master choreographer Chuck Davis dies; was 80
Chuck Davis, a master choreographer and teacher of traditional African dance styles who founded dance companies in North ...
May 11, 2017
Former ballet star Damian Woetzel tapped to lead Juilliard
Confetti and bouquets of flowers rained down on Damian Woetzel in 2008 as he took his final curtain as a star New York City ...
May 11, 2017
Australia's Fiona McFarlane wins Dylan Thomas literary prize
Australian writer Fiona McFarlane has won the Dylan Thomas Prize for young literary talents with her globe-trotting volume ...
May 09, 2017
Scientists in South Africa reveal more on human-like species
A species belonging to the human family tree whose remnants were first discovered in a South African cave in 2013 lived ...
April 29, 2017
First Lady dedicates 'healing' garden at children's hospital
Off in the distance, young patients can see the Washington Monument from the hospital's new rooftop "healing" garden, ...
April 25, 2017
Book Review: A parade of originals sings a country tune
"Johnny's Cash & Charley's Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music" (Spring House Press), by Peter ...
April 20, 2017
Police detonate 19th-century cannonball found among antiques
An antiques collector in Massachusetts says he didn't realize he had an explosive 19th-century cannonball sitting in his home ...
April 18, 2017
Review: Admit it, Brad Paisley is really good at country
Brad Paisley, "Love and War" (Arista Nashville) When you can namecheck the UFC and Zebco fishing reels in the lead track to ...
April 16, 2017
Professor sues Wal-Mart over 'clean toilets' description
A Montana State University professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his ...
April 13, 2017
Tony-winning gospel singer Linda Hopkins dies at 92
Actress and gospel singer Linda Hopkins, who won a Tony Award in 1972 for the musical "Inner City," died Monday in Milwaukee, ...
April 12, 2017
Reptile fossils hint at wide diversity of dinosaur ancestors
Fossils of a four-legged, meat-eating reptile are helping paint a more complicated picture of the ancestry of dinosaurs than ...
April 02, 2017
Goodbye, Gestalt Gardener? Cuts threaten more than NPR
In a Mississippi Delta hamlet that calls itself the "Catfish Capital of the World," public radio is one of Gus Mohamed's ...
March 30, 2017
First Afghan women's orchestra tries to change attitudes
Afghanistan's first — and only — all-female symphony is trying to change attitudes in a deeply conservative country where ...
March 10, 2017
Philadelphia Flower Show gives visitors a taste of Holland
It might be cold and snowy outside, but visitors to the Philadelphia Flower Show will be ushered into the spring-like, ...
March 03, 2017
Moroccan designer's embroidery school revives fading art
It is a school of last chances, both for its students and for the fading art that they are learning, stitch by stitch.
February 25, 2017
Black marchers, white re-enactors find common foe in Selma
The mayor of Selma refused to back down Friday in a fight that has united unlikely allies — black civil rights marchers and ...
February 24, 2017
Unlikely allies fight fees threatening civil rights march
Black people who celebrate the civil rights movement and white people who commemorate the Civil War are suddenly finding ...
February 17, 2017
Pastor irate after American Girl introduces boy doll
A North Carolina pastor is angry that the maker of the American Girl doll collection is selling a boy version of its pricey ...
February 17, 2017
Trevor Noah, Jennifer Egan among PEN festival guests
Jennifer Egan, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Marlon James are among more than 150 artists and writers scheduled to appear at ...
February 14, 2017
Melania Trump says she'll keep predecessor's produce garden
Michelle Obama's garden stays. First lady Melania Trump says through a spokeswoman that she is committed to preserving ...