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  • May 14, 2013   BY Tom LeGro and Colleen Shalby  

    Rubber Duckie you’re cute and yellow and chubby. Way chubby. What happened? Let us know by writing a caption to the photo above, and we’ll send a NewsHour mug to the author of our favorite one.
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  • May 13, 2013   BY Mary Jo Brooks  

    For nearly four decades, Charles Henry Rowell has been a talent scout of sorts, looking for young and often ignored African-American artists. His mission is to identify, nurture, promote and publish new black writers.
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  • May 13, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Caroline Knox is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including “Flemish” (Wave Books, 2013) and “Quaker Guns” (Wave Books, 2008), which received a Recommended Reading Award 2009 from the Massachusetts Center for the Book.
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  • May 13, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    A car is displayed last week during the 26th annual Houston Art Car Parade.
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  • May 13, 2013  

    Jeffrey Brown talks with longtime literary editor Charles Henry Rowell about his passion for promoting undiscovered and underappreciated African-American poets and artists. His latest effort is a new anthology called "Angles of Ascent." Continue reading

  • May 10, 2013   BY Jeffrey Brown and Murrey Jacobson  

    When Jon Robin Baitz’s family drama “Other Desert Cities” closed on Broadway last June, it concluded a strong run and had been showered with high praise for showcasing its creator’s talents. But for all of that, Baitz and his work may be getting more attention from a wider national audience now.
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  • May 10, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    A collector examines stamps on display Friday at the World Stamp Expo in Melbourne, Australia. The exhibition is the second largest ever held in the world.
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  • May 9, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.
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  • May 9, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Two women dance at the AfrikaBurn Festival in Tankwa Karoo, South Africa. The week-long art festival takes place annuallyin a temporary desert dwelling called Tankwa Town.
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  • May 8, 2013   BY Mike Melia  

    Sarah Brightman’s voice has been often described as heavenly, which more than ever seem especially appropriate, as the soprano has recently turned her sights to the skies. Her latest album, “Dreamchaser,” is inspired by her life-long fascination with space, and in two years, Brightman’s childhood dreams are set to become reality when she boards a rocket as a crew member and travels to the International Space Station.
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