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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Mavis Staples on Prince, MLK and a life onstage by Brittany Luse

This week, the legendary singer and civil rights figure Mavis Staples is turning 85 and there's no sign of her slowing down: She released a new song, "Worthy," and a children's book, Bridges…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 01:32AM
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Tony nominee Jocelyn Bioh puts braiders centerstage by Brittany Luse

This week, Brittany Luse sits down with playwright Jocelyn Bioh, whose new play, Jaja's African Hair Braiding, is up for five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play. The two discuss Bio…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 07:06AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

An argument for the art of whistling by Brittany Luse

Some of us whistle while we work, but what happens when your work is whistling? This week, host Brittany Luse is joined by professional whistler, Molly Lewis. Lewis' catalogue spans across t…

SOURCE: npr.org at 05:54PM
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Jennifer Lopez's love affair with love by Brittany Luse

It's basically spring - which means wedding season is starting to rev up. And no one does weddings quite like Jennifer Lopez - both on-screen and off. Host Brittany Luse revisits her convers…

SOURCE: npr.org at 05:02PM
Friday, February 23, 2024

Have we hit celebrity overload? Plus, Miyazaki's movie magic by Brittany Luse

Brittany feels like we've entered a new phase of celebrity oligarchy; new celebrity business enterprises are popping up daily, and we can't seem to get away from it all. But is this new? Bri…

SOURCE: npr.org at 09:48PM
Friday, February 16, 2024

Legendary choreographer Fatima Robinson on moving through changes in dance by Brittany Luse

Choreographer Fatima Robinson has had an incredibly prolific career: she gave us the iconic King Tut-style moves from Michael Jackson's 'Remember the Time' music video, she taught us how to …

SOURCE: npr.org at 07:18PM
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Anna Deavere Smith plays real Americans on stage - and she shares her lessons by Brittany Luse

Anna Deavere Smith is an acclaimed actress, journalist, and playwright. She's a pioneer of what's known as 'verbatim theater,' which is performance based on conversations and interviews with…

SOURCE: npr.org at 12:36PM

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