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Deaf since birth, artist explores the social rules of sound

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Christine Sun Kim is a sound artist who has been deaf since birth. Art Beat met up with her at Artisphere in Virginia to learn more about her installations and her explorations of the social rules governing sound. For more Art Beat: http://www.newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


Sleater-Kinney on how they kept their new album a secret

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Hari Sreenivasan talks to Sleater-Kinney about how they kept their new album, "No Cities to Love," a secret. Continue


Christopher Plummer on the Different Versions of King Lear

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


For nearly 150 years, Shakespeare’s Lear vanished from the stage and in its place audiences saw a version with a happy ending. Christopher Plummer speaks with theatre historian Tanya Pollard on a different ending of King Lear. In a script by Nahum Tate, Cordelia and Lear are rescued by Edgar and they all live happily ever after. Continue


Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice

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American Masters
PBS


This portrait of the inimitable magician Ricky Jay delves into the mysterious world of sleight-of-hand and its small circle of eccentric devotees. Jay is also a best-selling author, historian, actor and a leading collector of antiquarian books and artifacts. Told largely in Jay’s own distinctive voice, the documentary traces the story of his achievement and that of other master magicians. Continue


Columbus photographer manipulates images with her smartphone

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Amy Leibrand, an environmental researcher by day, spends her free time creating art and manipulating images with her smartphone. Since 2009, she has become a leader in the global mobile-photography movement. Continue


Frank Sinatra

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The Italian Americans
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Ricky Jay on Ways of Learning: Books and Teachers

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American Masters
PBS


"I’ve collected thousands of books in my life about magic technique. But I believe that the real key to learning is personally. It’s almost like the sensei master relationship in the martial arts--that the way you want to learn is by someone that you respect showing you something." -- Ricky Jay. Learn more about Jay's scholarship and mentors in Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice, Fri., Jan. 23 at 9 pm. Continue


Season 2015 Overview

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American Masters
PBS


The 2015 American Masters season kicks off with its first magician profile --- the great Ricky Jay --- followed by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, August Wilson; violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz; and Ken Burns' portrait of American Ballet Theatre. More films to be announced. Continue


California artist prints her activism

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Favianna Rodriguez is a visual artist and community organizer who merges her artistic practice with her political activism. Through her bold, vivid artwork, she has become a leading voice in raising awareness about immigration, women's issues, globalization and economic injustice. Continue


Trash Dance | Promo

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America Reframed
PBS


Allison Orr found inspiration in the movement of garbage trucks and graceful dynamics of the workers who operate them. She transforms the skepticism and reluctance of her subjects into a complete commitment to dance. On an abandoned runway, the sanitation professionals and their trucks perform a stunning spectacle, awing an audience of thousands. Continue


500 photographs of Detroit in 500 days

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Photographer Amy Sacka captures the beauty and stories of Detroit in daily pictures. Video produced by Detroit Public Television. Continue


Morgan Freeman Discusses Shakespeares take on the Shrew

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


The shrew is the oldest comic role for women. It goes back to medieval plays and persists into the late 20th century. The traditional shrew tales make a mockery of the woman, but the one in Shakespeare's play is different. Continue


Ricky Jay and Art Spiegelman in Conversation

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American Masters
PBS


This web-extra feature is a Hammer Conversation with Ricky Jay and Art Spiegelman, from the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on November 17, 2007. Sleight-of-hand magician Ricky Jay and cartoonist Art Spiegelman discussed works from "Extraordinary Exhibitions," featuring over eighty 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century ephemeral advertising sheets known as broadsides, from Ricky Jay's own collection. Continue


Trash Dance | Digital

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America Reframed
PBS


A Skype conversation between America ReFramed's host Natasha Del Toro & filmmaker Andrew Garrison (Trash Dance). Continue


Christopher Plummer on Shakespeare's Dramatic Storm Scene

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


Christopher Plummer examines the different adaptations of Shakespeare's dramatic storm scene in King Lear. Continue


Joe DiMaggio

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The Italian Americans
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Ricky Jay on His Mentor: Charlie Miller

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American Masters
PBS


Ricky Jay learned much from magician Charlie Miller about how to refine his practice and make a move better each time he performs it. Despite the extreme repetition and level of questioning Miller demanded, Jay describes working on sleight-of-hand moves with Miller "as close to pure joy as anything that I can imagine." Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice premieres Friday, January 23 at 9 pm on PBS. Continue


Filmmaker Molly Bernstein on Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice

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American Masters
PBS


Filmmaker Molly Bernstein describes her astonishment the first time she saw Ricky Jay perform. It led her to learn more about sleight-of-hand and the history of magic. She and her partner eventually earned Jay's trust and began the documentary film that was more than a decade in the making. Continue


Molding an identity for dinosaurs and human ancestors

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Equipped with data from dissections and the study of fossils, award-winning John Gurche reconstructs the identity of dinosaurs and human ancestors through art. His work has appeared in National Geographic, on postage stamps, in Continue


Sleight of Hand and Three-Card Monte with Ricky Jay

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American Masters
PBS


At a performance in London, Ricky Jay demonstrates three-card monte in his one-man show, "Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants," which premiered Off-Broadway in 1994. Jay considers himself lucky to feel part of the continuum of sleight-of-hand artists, whose tradition goes back more than a century. American Masters - Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice premieres Friday, January 23 at 9 pm on PBS. Continue


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