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    FILE - Recording artist Prince speaks during a news conference about his recording agreement between himself and Universal Records and his new single "Te Amo Corazon," Beverly Hills, California, Dec. 13, 2005.

    Prince Died on Eve of Planned Meeting With Addiction Doctor

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    FILE - British veteran rockers The Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger sings next to band member Keith Richards, as they open their North American "Zip Code" tour in San Diego, California, May 24, 2015.

    'You Can't Always Get What You Want,' Stones Tell Trump

    British rock band tells US Republican presidential candidate to stop using their music for his campaign after artists such as Adele, R.E.M. made the same request 

    Singer-songwriter Mike Posner poses for a portrait in Los Angeles, March 4, 2016.

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    Actor Eddie Murphy talks with his girlfriend Paige Butcher during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles.

    Actor Eddie Murphy Welcomes Baby Girl

    Murphy, 55, and his 36-year-old girlfriend Paige Butcher welcomed their first child together, Izzy Oona Murphy 

    FILE - Angelique Kidjo, seen in this Feb. 15, 2016 photo with award for best world music album for "Sings" at the 58th annual Grammy Awards, has won a human rights award, along with three African youth activist movements, for their work defending freedom of expression and peaceful protest.

    Angelique Kidjo, African Youth Activist Groups Win Amnesty Award

    World-famous Beninese musician Kidjo wins human rights award, along with three African youth activist movements, for their work defending freedom of expression and peaceful protest 


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    May 02, 2016 10:30 PM
    A newly restored painting captures the moments following President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865. It was recently unveiled at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, where America’s 16th president was shot. It is the only known painting by an eyewitness that captures the horror of that fateful night. VOA’s Julie Taboh tells us more about the painting and what it took to restore it to its original condition.
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    Video Painting Captures President Lincoln Assassination Aftermath

    A newly restored painting captures the moments following President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865. It was recently unveiled at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, where America’s 16th president was shot. It is the only known painting by an eyewitness that captures the horror of that fateful night. VOA’s Julie Taboh tells us more about the painting and what it took to restore it to its original condition.
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    Video ‘The Lights of Africa’ - Through the Eyes of 54 Artists

    An exhibition bringing together the work of 54 African artists, one from each country, is touring the continent after debuting at COP21 in Paris. Called "Lumières d'Afrique," the show centers on access to electricity and, more figuratively, ideas that enlighten. Emilie Iob reports from Abidjan, the exhibition's first stop.
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    Video Displaced By War, Syrian Artist Finds Inspiration Abroad

    Saudi-born Syrian painter Mohammad Zaza is among the millions who fled their home for an uncertain future after Syria's civil war broke out. Since fleeing Syria, Zaza has lived in Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and now Turkey where his latest exhibition, “Earth is Blue like an Orange,” opened in Istanbul. He spoke with VOA about how being displaced by the Syrian civil war has affected the country's artists.
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    Video Florida’s Weeki Wachee ‘Mermaids’ Make a Splash

    Since 1947, ‘mermaids’ have fascinated tourists at central Florida’s Weeki Wachee Springs State Park with their fluid movements and synchronized ballet. Performing underwater has its challenges, including cold temperatures and a steady current, as VOA’s Lin Yang and Joseph Mok report.
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    Video Ivory Coast Pays Final Tribute to Congolese Music Legend Papa Wemba

    The body of African music legend, Papa Wemba, is being flown to the Democratic Republic of Congo from Ivory Coast Thursday for burial. International and local artists in Abidjan paid a final tribute to the musician known as the King of Rumba Rock with an overnight concert.



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    May 04, 2016 1:07 PM
    Singer and Songwriter, Michael Nelson better known as "Banners" sits down with Border Crossings host Larry London in Studio 4 to talk and perform songs from his debut self titled EP.

    Singer and Songwriter, Michael Nelson better known as "Banners" sits down with Border Crossings host Larry London in Studio 4 to talk and perform songs from his debut self titled EP.

     

     

     

     

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