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  • April 30, 2013   BY Tom LeGro and Colleen Shalby  

    Even Jedis have to go. Well, maybe not Darth Vader, since he’s more machine than man. Maybe his suit is outfitted like an astronaut’s suit for that purpose. Or maybe he just uses the Force. Write a caption to the photo above, and we’ll send a NewsHour mug to the author of our favorite one. May the Force be with you.
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  • April 29, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Christian Barter’s first book, “The Singers I Prefer,” was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize. His poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, The American Scholar and elsewhere. He is an editor at the Beloit Poetry Journal and supervises a trail crew in Bar Harbor, Maine. His most recently collection is “In Someone Else’s House” (BkMk, 2013).
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  • April 29, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    A Filipino artist applies the finishing touches on a mural for Labor Day protests in Manila on Monday. Thousands of workers and activists will march to protest the government’s migrant labor policy and demand higher wages.
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  • April 26, 2013   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    Saxophonist Charles Lloyd is celebrating his 75th birthday year with grand concert celebrations, and he continues to tour and record, including a new duet album with pianist Jason Moran titled “Hagar’s Song.”
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  • April 26, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Iraqi dancers from a ballet and music school perform Thursday at al-Ribat Hall in Baghdad during an annual production marking the end of the school year.
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  • April 26, 2013  

    Country music legend George Jones had a distinctive voice and the ability to convey heartbreak and sorrow in song. He is best known for chart-topper "He Stopped Loving Her Today." Jones died at age 81 in Nashville, Tenn. Jeffrey Brown talks with Larry Gatlin, a fellow singer-songwriter who knew Jones. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.
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  • April 25, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    People dance during a concert Thursday at the 37th edition of Le Printemps de Bourges, a rock and pop festival in the French city of Bourges.
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  • April 24, 2013   BY Margaret Myers  

    If you go to a Charles Bradley concert, prepare to get hugged…by Charles Bradley. He does it every time. After the show — after the screaming and the sweat — he steps down from the stage, arms outstretched, and embraces the audience one by one.
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  • April 24, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Tam Wai Ping’s “Falling into Mundane World” is on display at “Mobile M+: Inflation!” in Hong Kong. The exhibition of six giant inflatable sculptures next Hong Kong’s future museum for visual arts will be open to the public Thursday through June 9.
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