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Veteran Blues Singer Trudy Lynn Loves to Collaboratei
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Greg Flakus
December 17, 2014 7:06 PM
Since the 1960s, Trudy Lynn has been singing the blues, sometimes with well-known performers like Ike and Tina Turner. A couple of months ago, she hit the top of the Billboard Blues Chart with the CD “Royal Oaks Blues Café,” which she recorded with harmonica player Steve Krase in her hometown of Houston, Texas. They also went on the road, performing around the U.S. in Switzerland. VOA’s Greg Flakus recently spoke to them in Houston about their musical collaboration.
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Video Veteran Blues Singer Trudy Lynn Loves to Collaborate

Since the 1960s, Trudy Lynn has been singing the blues, sometimes with well-known performers like Ike and Tina Turner. A couple of months ago, she hit the top of the Billboard Blues Chart with the CD “Royal Oaks Blues Café,” which she recorded with harmonica player Steve Krase in her hometown of Houston, Texas. They also went on the road, performing around the U.S. in Switzerland. VOA’s Greg Flakus recently spoke to them in Houston about their musical collaboration.
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Video Films from African Diaspora Celebrated in New York

Films from the length and breadth of Africa, Algeria to South Africa - and many other corners of the world -- are screening at this year’s African Diaspora International Film Festival <http://nyadiff.org/> in New York. It’s the 22nd year for the Festival, founded in 1993 by Reinaldo Barroso-Spech, who is of Jamaican-Haitian descent, and his French-Malian wife, Diarah N’Daw-Spech. More from Carolyn Weaver in New York.
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Video Big Hero 6 Fuses Science, Technology and Artistry

Disney’s latest animated film, Big Hero 6, is a blend of science, technology and art. Cutting edge technology was used in the making of the movie, and one of its key characters, a robot, is based on real world science. Correspondent Elizabeth Lee reports from Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, California.
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Video In-Home Concerts Offer Intimate Stage

Attending a live musical performance in a large concert hall, arena or even an outdoor stadium with thousands of other fans is an amazing experience. Even in a smaller venue such as a small auditorium, bar or coffee house the energy and excitement that can be generated by a gifted performer can be memorable. But here in the U.S., a very different kind of performance space is gaining in popularity. Reporter Mike Osborne takes us to a house concert in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Video Los Angeles Christmas, A Feast for the Senses

Los Angeles is known for its mild sunny weather, even during the Christmas season. And like a Hollywood blockbuster, many residents and visitors are wowed by the show of holiday decorations and lights seen around the city. Elizabeth Lee visits some holiday hot spots for some of the brightest attractions this season.

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