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Trumpeter John McNeil (far right) rejoins Hush Point, a group of friends fro...
John McNeil may be the most important trumpet player you've never heard of.Many aspiring musicians know him as an educator, through his many instructional books like The Art of Jazz Trumpet. But...
Comedian Andrea Martin performs at New York's 54 Below in 2012. She publishe...
In her memoir Lady Parts, comedy star Andrea Martin writes that in the 1970s, comedians weren't as easy to come by as they are now. "Comedians were much more rare," she tells NPR's Arun Rath. They...
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Common plays James Bevel, Tessa Thompson plays Diane Nash, Lorraine Toussain...
The movie Selma opened to high praise on Christmas Day — Variety says director Ava DuVernay delivers "a razor-sharp portrait of the civil rights movement." The film focuses on a 1965 voting rights...
Minister Ryan Bell decided to "try on" atheism for a year; now, although he ...
At the start of 2014, former Seventh-Day Adventist pastor Ryan Bell made an unusual New Year's resolution: to live for one year without God. This, reflecting his own loss of faith. He kept a blog...
Beemer, shown at the Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station in Utah in ...
Lt. Heidi Beemer has dreamed of going to Mars since she was 8 years old. She's carefully planned her life, from her education to her career, with a goal of getting to the red planet.In January she...
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