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Piano virtuoso Walter Hautzig plays the Grieg Concerto in the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center, New York. (Courtesy of John DesMarteau)

Multimedia Aging New York Piano Virtuoso Looks Back

As a 16-year-old music prodigy in Nazi-occupied Austria, music was Walter Hautzig's only refuge More

A man looks at an installation of keys, used in Stasi police barracks, by Sonya Schoenberger, that is installed inside Christoph Zwiener's exhibition project "ADN Guard House" in Berlin, July 11, 2014.

Guardhouse Becomes Tiny Venue for Cold War Art Project

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FILE - Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden in New York, May 9, 2014.

Billy Joel Chosen for Library of Congress Pop Music Prize

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A scene from the 1943 film "Casablanca" with Ingrid Bergman, lower right, Humphrey Bogart, far left, Claude Raines, center, and Paul Henreid, right background.

'Casablanca' Piano to Be Sold at Auction

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Video Army of Tiny Soldiers Replicates Battle of Waterloo

Retired US military officer recreating the battlefield - in miniature - with a quarter-million hand-painted soldiers More


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Carolyn Weaver
July 16, 2014 11:20 PM
The skyline of New York City is one of the most recognizable in the world. But if you want to look at the Big Apple in a brand new way you can go to Queens. VOA's Carolyn Weaver has more.
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Video From Vast to Nano, at NYC Museum

The skyline of New York City is one of the most recognizable in the world. But if you want to look at the Big Apple in a brand new way you can go to Queens. VOA's Carolyn Weaver has more.
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Video Film Explores Crushing Cost of US College Education

Twenty years ago, many American families were able to navigate financially through the uncharted waters of paying for a college education. But since then, college expenses have risen exponentially, drowning many students in debt, which is the subject of Andrew Rossi’s documentary "Ivory Tower". More from VOA's Penelope Poulou.
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Video Children Bring Cartoons to Life

Animated cartoons have entertained children - and adults - for decades. Originally drawn by hand, animated images can now be created and manipulated by computer. Faiza Elmasry visited a workshop at a public library in the Washington area where kids were learning how to create their own cartoons. Faith Lapidus narrates.
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Video California Dance Company Aims to Break Belly Dance Stereotype

In the United States, and some other countries, belly dancing is often perceived as a seductive dance, performed mostly at specialty restaurants. One California dance company is trying to get more people to appreciate it as form of art. The group Bellydance Evolution is hoping to redefine people's view of belly dancing by fusing western dance styles with belly dancing and performing around the world. Elizabeth Lee reports for VOA from Los Angeles.
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Video African-born Pastor Brings ‘Holy Laughter’ Revival to Washington

A South African-born televangelist based in Florida has brought his ministry to Washington for a three-week event he is calling “Celebrate America.” Rodney Howard-Browne is calling for a religious revival in the United States. But as VOA religion correspondent Jerome Socolovsky reports, his preaching style is far from mainstream.

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New in Music Alley

Soul Lounge

New Orleans-based Water Seed joins Shawna Renee inside the "Soul Lounge" where they introduce listeners to their latest album, a wonderful fusion of jazz, soul and rhythm & blues. The group also explains how the heart of New Orleans influences each of them as musicians and songwriters.