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Ballerina Boys

Discover The Trocks. Dancing on pointe shoes, these male ballerinas mix artistry and joy.

Ballerina Boys

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What was the Joy Luck Club?

The title of Amy Tan's famous novel was also the name of an investment club.

What was the Joy Luck Club?

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How Amy Tan met her husband Lou

According to Amy Tan's husband Lou, it was "cluelessness at first sight."

How Amy Tan met her husband Lou

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Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir is an intimate portrait of the groundbreaking writer.

Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

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Amy Tan's writing inspiration

What inspires the best-selling author?

Amy Tan's writing inspiration

Video thumbnail: American Masters Amy Tan’s first job was writing astrology

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Amy Tan’s first job was writing astrology

Amy started out “making up” astrology for her friend’s business.

Amy Tan’s first job was writing astrology

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What made physician Oliver Sacks unique?

He used storytelling to connect people with great challenges "back into the world."

What made physician Oliver Sacks unique?

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Explore the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller Oliver Sacks.

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

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Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story

Trace the life and career of master trumpeter and musical icon Doc Severinsen.

Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story

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Doc Severinsen's fitness routine

Doc Severinsen goes tot he gym everyday. He also swears by a special preworkout meal.

Doc Severinsen's fitness routine

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Doc Severinsen's advice for music students

Doc Severinsen gives the best piece of advice to one of his music students.

Doc Severinsen's advice for music students

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The best of Doc Severinsen's eccentric outfits

Former Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen was famous for his over the top outfits.

The best of Doc Severinsen's eccentric outfits

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What's it like choreographing a dance for Zoom?

Tharp discovers a technical challenge that makes choreographing virtually even harder.

What's it like choreographing a dance for Zoom?

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Twyla Tharp's very valuable college decision

How Tharp directed her own education at Barnard College.

Twyla Tharp's very valuable college decision

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Twyla Tharp's Famous 'Eight Jelly Roll' Dance

'Eight Jelly Rolls' was one of Twyla Tharp's first music-inspired choreographed dances.

Twyla Tharp's Famous 'Eight Jelly Roll' Dance

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Twyla Moves

Explore the life of legendary dancer, director and choreographer Twyla Tharp.

Twyla Moves

Video thumbnail: American Masters The time Twyla Tharp setup a performance in Central Park

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The time Twyla Tharp setup a performance in Central Park

Archival footage shows one of Twyla Tharp's dances in Central Park amongst the public.

The time Twyla Tharp setup a performance in Central Park

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The time Twyla Tharp pushed David Byrne to his limits

In 1981, Twyla Tharp commissioned David Byrne of the Talking Heads to write music for her.

The time Twyla Tharp pushed David Byrne to his limits

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Tharp and Baryshnikov's "totally unexpected" collaboration

The collaboration was "lightening in a bottle," according to Tharp.

Tharp and Baryshnikov's "totally unexpected" collaboration

Video thumbnail: American Masters How does Twyla Tharp create new dances?

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How does Twyla Tharp create new dances?

Twyla Tharp's creative process is very physical.

How does Twyla Tharp create new dances?

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Why did Flannery O'Connor detest "Gone with the Wind"?

She reportedly “couldn’t stand” the romanticized, Hollywood version of the old South.

Why did Flannery O'Connor detest "Gone with the Wind"?