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Director Jacques Audiard holds the Palme d’Or award for the film Dheepan as he poses for photographers during a photo call following the awards ceremony at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 24, 2015.

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The band Il Volo representing Italy performs the song "Grande Amore" during the first dress rehearsal for the final of the upcoming 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 22, 2015.

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Horse sculptures "Walking Horses" by Austrian-German sculpturer Josef Thorak are shown in a police warehouse in Bad Bergzabern, central Germany, made available May 22, 2015.

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FILE - Eli Maiman, from left, Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray and Sean Waugaman of the band Walk the Moon pose for photographers.

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FILE - BB King performs at "The Blues & Jazz" Gala Concert at the Kodak Theatre on Sunday Oct. 26, 2008 in Los Angeles.

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Blind Boy Defines His Life with Musici
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May 20, 2015 2:17 PM
Cole Moran was born blind. He also has cognitive delays and other birth defects. He has to learn everything by ear. Nevertheless, the 12-year-old has had an insatiable love for music since he was born. VOA’s June Soh introduces us to the young phenomenal harmonica player.
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Video Blind Boy Defines His Life with Music

Cole Moran was born blind. He also has cognitive delays and other birth defects. He has to learn everything by ear. Nevertheless, the 12-year-old has had an insatiable love for music since he was born. VOA’s June Soh introduces us to the young phenomenal harmonica player.
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Video Social Support’ Major Key to Happiness

Would you consider your country "happy"? The 2015 World Happiness Report revealed its ranking of 158 countries, using a set of variables including economic and social well-being. Some of this year’s results may surprise you.
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Video Blues Legend B.B. King Dead at 89

One of the great masters of blues guitar is dead. B.B. King died late Thursday at the age of 89. During a career that spanned nearly 70 years (his first recording was in 1949), the "King of Blues" influenced generations of musicians.
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Video 'Resounding Earth' - Forging Music From Metal

Sometimes you can feel the clear sound of a bell from your head to your feet. Take that idea and think big and you may have an idea of what Augusta Read Thomas is trying to do with "Resounding Earth." June Soh has more.
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Video Evelyn Rubio Releases Sexy and 'Saxy' New CD

Mexican-born and Houston-based blues singer Evelyn Rubio has released a new CD that shows off her talents as a singer, songwriter and dynamic saxophone player. She also has a music video that shows both her sexy and “saxy” sides, and she is releasing a version of the CD in Spanish for her Latin American fans. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from the southwestern U.S. city of Houston.

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Harry Wayne Casey – “KC” of KC and the Sunshine Band – comes to VOA’s Studio 4 to talk with "Border Crossings" host Larry London and perform songs from his new album, “Feeling You! The 60s.”