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As an arts correspondent based at NPR West, Mandalit del Barco reports and produces stories about film, television, music, visual arts, dance and other topics.

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Actor Frank Vincent, Who Portrayed Mobsters In 'Goodfellas' And 'The Sopranos,' Dies

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:35:00 -0400

Actor Frank Vincent, who was best known for his portrayal of mobsters in Martin Scorsese's, Goodfellas and the HBO series, The Sopranos, has died.

Work Of 20th-Century Artist Martin Ramirez Kicks Off Opening Of ICA

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:04:00 -0400

The Santa Monica Museum of Art reopened as the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The first show features Ramirez, a Mexican migrant worker who spent much of his life in mental institutions.

Virtual Reality Project Captures Experience Of Immigrants And Refugees

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 08:06:00 -0400

Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu tackles a new medium with "Carne Y Arena," a project that explores the personal journeys of Mexican and Central American immigrants and refugees.

'Young People Who Do Extraordinary Things' Are The Norm In Marie Lu's YA World

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 05:15:00 -0400

The best-selling young adult author specializes in dystopian fiction. Her latest, Warcross, is set in the not-too-distant future, and draws on Lu's time working in the video game industry.

Md. Teens' 'Step' Journey Unfolds Amid Aftermath Of Freddie Gray's Death

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 05:05:00 -0400

The documentary Step tracks a group of dancers at a Baltimore high school. It traces the journey of individual step dancers and what they go through to make their way to the next step in their lives.

Art Exhibit Features Chagall's Works For Ballet And Opera

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 05:17:00 -0400

A new exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art explores the role that music and ballet played in the work of painter Marc Chagall.

George Romero, Creator Of 'Night Of The Living Dead,' Dies At 77

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:28:53 -0400

George Romero has died at age 77. He was the movie director who created the modern zombie genre with films like 1968's Night of the Living Dead.

Meet Emin Agalarov, Trump-Connected Russian Pop Star

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:12:00 -0400

Get caught up on the singer and real-estate mogul in the news for helping arrange a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer.

A Director's Struggle With Anorexia In 'To The Bone'

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 05:03:00 -0400

Marti Noxon first made a name for herself in Hollywood as a writer and producer on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now, she makes her directorial debut with To The Bone, a film about anorexia.

Bookstore Owner Sues California Over Law Regulating Autographed Items

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:32:00 -0400

A new California law regulates how autographed items may be sold. Originally intended to cover sports memorabilia and an apparently thriving market in fake autographs, bookstores are worried it will shut down popular author book signings. Now one of them has filed suit.

'When Time Was New': 'Wonder Woman' Brings Sunlight To The DC Universe

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:55:00 -0400

Wonder Woman is the first superhero film to be headed by a woman both in front of and behind the camera. Star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins worked together to make Diana Prince relatable.

Michael Parks, TV And Movie Character Actor, Dies At 77

Thu, 11 May 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Parks had more than a hundred film and TV credits as villains and antiheroes in a career lasting more than 50 years. He was a favorite of directors Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith and David Lynch.

LA's 14th Factory Offers A Warehouse Full Of Art And 'Otherworldly' Experiences

Wed, 03 May 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Artist Simon Birch sunk everything he had into creating the immersive (and enormous) pop-up art space. He says, "It's not like a traditional museum. ... It's the exhibition I'd want to go to."

Gas Station Cashier Remembers 1992 Los Angeles Riots

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:30:00 -0400

Carol Park grew up working in a bulletproof cashier's booth at a gas station in Compton, Calif. Now, 25 years after the Los Angeles riots, she reflects on the violence and racism that shaped the city.

'Vegetable Whisperer' Chef Plants The Seeds Of His Own Reinvention

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:50:00 -0400

With a vegetables-only restaurant in Napa Valley, chef Jeremy Fox was a rising star. But the stress was too much and it all fell apart. Now he is back with a vegetable cookbook.