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Guitarist-singer-songwriter Lindsey Buckingham

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer talks about reuniting with the iconic band, Fleetwood Mac, for its "On With The Show" concert tour. Continue


Collaging painful memories from a childhood in foster care

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PBS NewsHour
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Tyanna Buie turned her childhood in foster care into an exploration of art, using screen-printing and collage to reinterpret old photographs and memories. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


Actress Dame Angela Lansbury

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The National Medal of the Arts recipient assesses her career and returning, at age 89, to the role that won her a Tony in "Blithe Spirit." Continue


Kennedy Center honors Al Green for soul and staying power

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Al Green was one of five artists honored at the Kennedy Center this year. Jeffrey Brown talks to the singer, whose iconic voice has stirred souls with pop music and gospel for decades, about a life of making music and preaching. Continue


Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The nine-time Grammy-winning superstar explains why her CD, "The London Sessions," marks a change in the direction of her music. Continue


How the music industry uses big data to create a hit

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Is big data killing good music? As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff speaks with Derek Thompson, whose piece in this month’s magazine featured how data collected by Shazam and other music apps is not just predicting the next hit but influencing today’s music as well. Continue


Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer reminisces about her music career, from her coffee house days to playing some of the biggest venues in the world. Continue


Turning yarn into graphic design on a chain-link fence

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A graphic designer by trade, Eric Rieger, better known as HOTTEA, uses the inherent grid of chain-link fence as the backbone for his non-destructive, yarn-based instillation art. Rieger shares his history with the art form and explains how he became HOTTEA. Eric Rieger, or HOTTEA, ties yarn to chain link fences to create street art installations. Continue


Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Gina Prince-Bythewood, "Beyond the Lights"

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The "Beyond the Lights" co-star and director-writer discuss the importance of the well-received film. Continue


Actress-producer Lisa Kudrow

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


Kudrow discusses her career success and the return of the acclaimed HBO series that she co-created, "The Comeback." Continue


Sony cancels movie at the center of security worries

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Sony Pictures canceled the release of “The Interview,” a movie about an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, after the nation's largest theater chains had said they wouldn't play the movie. Sony has been the target of a large-scale hack of its computer data, with a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace claiming responsibility for leaks. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue


What ‘Serial’-mania says about the popularity of podcasts

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A weekly podcast has riveted millions with its exploration of a true crime story and its questions about whether the man at its center is guilty or innocent. "Serial" probes the 1999 conviction of a high school senior who was charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Slate’s David Haglund about the runaway success of the show, now the most popular podcast in history. Continue


Inside Melissa Etheridge's guitar case

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge shows the NewsHour's Gwen Ifill her extensive collection of guitars and told the story behind a few special instruments. Continue


Why adults want Samuel L Jackson to read to them at bedtime

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PBS


Adam Mansbach, author of “Go the F*ck to Sleep," explains why Samuel L Jackson was his first choice for the audio book in this online exclusive. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


Benedict Cumberbatch on ‘Imitation Code,’ playing genius

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Alan Turing was a brilliant British mathematician who worked in secret to break a key Nazi Germany code, allowing Allied forces to see and plan for attacks ahead of time. Jeffrey Brown talks to Benedict Cumberbatch, star of "The Imitation Game," a new movie portraying Turing's life, about the actor’s penchant for playing complicated geniuses. Continue


Actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Broadway favorite discusses her effortless transitions between parallel careers in stage, TV, film and music. Continue


Turning yarn into graphic design on a chain-link fence

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A graphic designer by trade, Eric Rieger, better known as HOTTEA, uses the inherent grid of chain-link fence as the backbone for his non-destructive, yarn-based instillation art. Rieger shares his history with the art form and explains how he became HOTTEA. Eric Rieger, or HOTTEA, ties yarn to chain link fences to create street art installations. Continue


Guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The recipient of two Billboard Music awards, Shepherd comments on spearheading a widespread revival of interest in the blues. Continue


Miami Book Fair celebrates latest in old-fashioned tech

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


More than 30 years ago, a festival was launched to bring prominent writers to an audience of avid readers in downtown Miami in order to help revitalize the neighborhood. Now it's said to be America's largest literary event of its kind: eight days, more than 600 authors and a quarter-million bibliophiles. Jeffrey Brown reports on how authors see the festival as part of a changing book world. Continue


Actress-director Anjelica Huston

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The model-turned-Oscar winner who paved her own path in the entertainment business unpacks the second volume of her memoirs, entitled "Watch Me." Continue


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