Arts

Legend
Bluegrass musician Greg Garing once played with every Nashville superstar, but now can't afford medical treatments that could save his life.
An American at the Bolshoi
A teenage girl from Texas surmounts enormous obstacles after she beats the odds and enrolls in the esteemed Moscow ballet academy. (NYT)
Creation of a Sand Mandala
Buddhist monks create an intricate and extravagant masterpiece in six days -- which is compressed into two minutes, thanks to time-lapse video. (CNN)
Project Jacmel
Multifaceted look at recovery and rebuilding in the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake -- after the world's eyes wander elsewhere. (The Globe and Mail)
A Family at Play
A couple and their 2 kids spend most days in Neverland as they rehearse together for a local production of Peter Pan. (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Four Bullets Later
Three years after Tom Urbanski was shot and paralyzed from the waist down, he's achieved a seemingly impossible goal: to play guitar again in a band. (Las Vegas Sun)
Scene In
Style-conscious Washington, D.C. takes center stage in this video series about neighborhoods and hot spots in the nation's capital. (WP)
Spencer Tunick's 'The Base'
Thousands volunteer to strip and pose for a nude art installation in Australia. (Sydney Morning Herald)
Blackout Poet
Austin Kleon steals words from others to pen his unique brand of poetry. (Texas Country Reporter)
One for the Birds
When a recorder of birdsongs meets an artist who 'sees' sound, they make a musical language of their own.