Arts & Entertainment

Cast member George Clooney arrives for the premiere of his movie "The Monuments Men" in New York, Feb. 4, 2014.

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A Fine "Sky Blue" "Jun" Bowl Song / Jin Dyasty from Sotheby's auction catalog, New York, Sept. 16, 2014.

Rare Ceramics, Chinese, Indian Paintings Highlight NY Asian Art Week

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An employee poses with a stained glass "Christmas Eve" (Nuit de Noel), part of an exhibition of paper cut outs - "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" - at the Tate Modern gallery in London, April 2014.

Matisse Exhibition Draws Record Visitor Numbers to London's Tate

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Wrestlers in a camp for war-displaced Nuba struggle to maintain their cultural strength in a documentary film (Courtesy Hajooj Kuka)

Sudanese Filmmaker Wins Toronto Award for Documentary on Defiant Nubans

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Detail from mural by Aniekan Udofia, Washington, D.C., July, 2014. (J. Taboh/VOA)

Video Mural Artists Help Beautify Washington, DC

One group develops innovative way to overcome a graffiti problem in nation's capital, enlisting talents of local artists to help beautify, rather than deface the city More


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September 12, 2014 9:24 PM
Like many cities, Washington has a graffiti problem. Buildings and homes, especially in low-income neighborhoods, are often targets of illegal artwork. But as we hear from VOA’s Julie Taboh, officials in the nation's capital have come up with an innovative program that uses the talents of local artists to beautify the city.
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Video Washington DC Mural Artists Help Beautify City

Like many cities, Washington has a graffiti problem. Buildings and homes, especially in low-income neighborhoods, are often targets of illegal artwork. But as we hear from VOA’s Julie Taboh, officials in the nation's capital have come up with an innovative program that uses the talents of local artists to beautify the city.
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Video Tandem Biking Opens Sport to Blind Bikers

You might have seen a tandem bike or even ridden one yourself. The two-seaters are now becoming popular among blind people. In many U.S. cities and elsewhere around the world, the blind are buying tandems and then recruiting sighted partners to get them on the road. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble meets up with a cycling club that accommodates blind bikers in the Washington suburbs.
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Video Pachyderms Play Polo to Raise Money for Elephants

Polo, the ancient team competition typically played on horseback, is known as the “sport of kings.” However, the royal version for one annual event in Thailand swaps the horse for the kingdom’s national symbol - the elephant. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman in Samut Prakan reports that the King’s Cup Elephant Polo tournament is all for a good cause.
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Video America's Most Popular Artworks Displayed in Public Places

Public places in cities across America were turned into open-air art galleries in August. Pictures of the nation’s most popular artworks were displayed on billboards, bus shelters, subway platforms and more. The idea behind “Art Everywhere,” a collaborative campaign by five major museums is to allow more people to enjoy art and learn about the country’s culture and history. Faiza Elmasry has more.
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Video Texas-Based Nigerian Filmmaker Explores Tardiness as Cultural Rift

Many Africans have left their homelands to find opportunities abroad, but they carry with them cultural traditions that can create problems. One example is tardiness, an issue tackled by Texas-based Nigerian filmmaker Kelechi Eke, who makes “Nollywood” style films that focus on the lives of African immigrants. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from Houston.

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