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NPR’s latest on the performing arts

NPR's Michel Martin talks with the Kennedy Center's Marc Bamuthi Joseph about the opening of the REACH rehearsal and performance space.
Posted: September 14, 2019, 9:10 pm
More than 200,000 Venezuelans have fled to South Florida in recent years. Now, with the help of Miami arts programs, young dancers and musicians are getting scholarships to keep doing what they love.
Author: Greg Allen
Posted: September 14, 2019, 11:59 am
The Petronio Alvarez festival is the big event of the summer — five days of music and food and fashion. More than 100,000 people travel to celebrate Afro-Colombian culture.
Author: Maria Paz Gutierrez
Posted: September 5, 2019, 10:00 am
The world-famous DJ takes time out of his crazy schedule to reflect on a life lived in the fast lane.
Posted: September 4, 2019, 3:06 pm
A theater company in Santa Clara, Calif., has become a place for Indian immigrants working in the tech sector to find a home away from home.
Author: Aarti Shahani
Posted: September 1, 2019, 9:07 pm
More than 2 million people call greater Las Vegas home, locals say visitors miss its hidden gems. Such as this night of entertainment — not your typical Vegas show. Proceeds go to area charities.
Author: Leila Fadel
Posted: September 1, 2019, 1:43 pm
Mondays Dark is a show that's for Las Vegas, a city seen by many as a place to go crazy and then leave. The city's performers volunteer to entertain a local audience and raise money for charity.
Author: Leila Fadel
Posted: September 1, 2019, 12:21 pm
Last summer, they danced to Drake's "In My Feelings" in a rice paddy and racked up a million page views. Here's what the farmers — and the vlogger behind it — have been up to since then.
Author: Kamala Thiagarajan
Posted: September 1, 2019, 11:00 am
Director Kholoud Sawaf wanted to challenge American views of Syria with a play inspired by Romeo and Juliet. Instead, she endured a three-year ordeal involving war, displacement and the travel ban.
Author: Hannah Allam
Posted: August 31, 2019, 12:19 pm
An international endangered species treaty that placed trade restrictions on rosewood is poised to exempt musical instruments from the regulations.
Author: Robert Benincasa
Posted: August 27, 2019, 10:05 am