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Arts Aug 18Fabrics of Our Lives: Obama’s Mother’s Collection at the Textile Museum
How do our clothes and other fabrics tell the trajectory of our lives? One woman's answer is now on display in a special two-week exhibit at the Textile Museum.
Arts Aug 14Conversation: Novelist Richard Russo
Jeffrey Brown talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo about his latest book, "That Old Cape Magic."…
Arts Aug 14Courtroom Artist Is Witness to It All
On Thursday's NewsHour, we profiled courtroom sketch artist William Hennessy, whose work has offered people a glimpse where cameras are oftentimes banned. Here is a slideshow of some of his most memorable sketches from the past 27 years.
Arts Aug 13Guitar Legend Les Paul Dies at 94
Legendary guitar innovator and guitarist Les Paul died Thursday of complications of severe pneumonia in White Plains, N.Y. He was 94.
Arts Aug 07Conversation: Alex Prud’homme, Co-Author of Julia Child’s ‘My Life in France’
For decades on PBS, Julia Child brought her infectious enthusiasm for French cooking into the kitchens of her rapt viewers, passing on the culinary lessons she had learned during the years she lived in France.
Arts Aug 06Writer-Director John Hughes Dies at 59
American film director and writer John Hughes died Thursday of heart attack, his spokeswoman said. He was 59. According to a statement from his spokeswoman, Hughes died suddenly while taking a morning walk in New York City.
Arts Jul 29Elvis Costello: His Aim Is Still True
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown profiles singer, songwriter and TV show host Elvis Costello, whose latest album, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane," looks to country and bluegrass music for inspiration.
Arts Jul 27Remembering Merce Cunningham
An extended interview with David Vaughan, who has been with Merce Cunningham's dance company for more than forty years. He is also the author of the biography, "Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years."…
Arts Jul 27Merce Cunningham, 90, Modern Dance Master
Merce Cunningham, a dancer who is regarded among the most important and innovative American artists of the 20th century, died Sunday night at his home in Manhattan. He was 90.
Arts Jul 24Conversation Preview: Elvis Costello
Coming soon on the NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown has a profile of singer Elvis Costello. Here's a preview of their conversation.