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Arts Mar 13Conversation: Pianist Simone Dinnerstein
Two years ago, pianist Simone Dinnerstein seized the attention of the classical music world with a debut concert at Carnegie Hall and a self-produced recording that became a bestseller and made many critics' top lists that year.
Arts Mar 09More Than a Weekly Poem: A Conversation and Reading With Poet Laureate Kay Ryan
Known for short, compact writing and for living a very quiet life, Kay Ryan has taken on a big and very public role as the nation's Poet Laureate. For more than thirty years, Ryan has lived and taught remedial English…
Arts Mar 09Blurring the Boundaries of Jazz, Arabic Music
In another in our series about the Kennedy Center's Arabesque art festival, Jeffrey Brown profiles Egyptian musician Fathy Salama, who began playing the piano at age 6 and performing at Cairo clubs at 13.
Arts Mar 06Tonight on the NewsHour: Fathy Salama
Jeffrey Brown profiles Fathy Salama in our series about the Kennedy Center's Arabesque art festival. Salama began playing the piano at age 6 and performing at Cairo clubs at 13.
Nation Mar 06Conversation With Author Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket
Through a series of unfortunate events, apparently, Daniel Handler did not grow up to be a musician. Instead, he -- or rather, one Lemony Snicket -- grew up to write the wildly popular series, "A Series of Unfortunate Events."…
Arts Mar 05Writer Horton Foote Dies at Age 92
Horton Foote, who captured the dignity, depth of character and frequent hardship of American life for the stage and screen, died Wednesday in Hartford, Conn., at the age of 92.
Arts Mar 04‘Picturing the Promise’ in D.C.
On a cool Easter Sunday morning in 1939, 22-year-old photographer Robert Scurlock was sent on one of his first assignments to the Lincoln Memorial to capture a performance by Marian Anderson, the world-famous black contralto.
Arts Mar 02From Lebanon, Songs of Love and Strife
In another in our series about the Kennedy Center's Arabesque art festival, Jeffrey Brown profiles Lebanese folk singer Marcel Khalife, who for nearly 40 years has been rousing audiences with songs about love and strife, politics and injustice.
Arts Feb 27Tonight on the NewsHour: Marcel Khalife
Friday on the NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown profiles Marcel Khalife, who for nearly 40 years has been rousing audiences with songs about love and strife.
Arts Feb 27Conversation: Museum of Islamic Art
Sitting on its own small island in Doha, Qatar, on the Persian Gulf, the brand new Museum of Islamic Art contains one of the greatest collections of the religion's art and artifacts, including works from throughout the Arab world, Europe…