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    FIL E- American jazz guitarist and composer John Scofield perfoms on the Miles Davis Hall stage during the 43rd Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, July 14, 2009.

    John Scofield Goes Back to the Future on Grammy-nominated CD

    'Past Present' reunites members of jazz guitarist's acclaimed quartet from the early 1990s to play his new compositions 

    A new survey finds Americans are growing comfortable with online dating.

    Can You Find Love Online? Couple Proves You Can

    A new survey finds Americans are growing comfortable with online dating 

    George Davison scrawled the names of his buddies from the 320th on this snapshot taken in Octeville, France in July 1944. (Photo: Courtesy of Bill Davison)

    Author Remembers D-Day’s 'Forgotten' African-American Heroes

    Linda Hervieux stumbled on their story during 65th anniversary of D-Day in 2009, when one soldier received France’s prestigious Legion of Honor 

    FILE - Jidenna performs during EBONY magazine's 30th Annual Power 100 Gala in Beverly Hills, California, Dec. 2, 2015.

    Grammy Nominee Jidenna Continues to Turn Heads

    Singer stand outs, and not just because of his unique style, 'Classic Man,' nominated for best rap/sung collaboration at Monday's Grammy Awards 

    FILE - Singer Bruce Springsteen talks to journalists after a sound check session ahead of his concert in Cape Town, South Africa, Jan. 26, 2014.

    Bruce Springsteen Promises to 'Show his Mind' in Autobiography

    Springsteen has been working on 'Born to Run' for seven years, it will be published worldwide on Sept. 27 


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    February 12, 2016 3:02 PM
    Since World War II, the Holocaust has been the subject of countless films. Son of Saul by Hungarian Laszlo Nemes and Labyrinth of Lies by German – Italian Giulio Ricciarelli are two new additions in the filmography. Both have been nominated for an Oscar in the category of Foreign Language Film for their great cinematography, their exceptional acting and mainly their cutting edge approach to the Holocaust saga. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
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    Video At the Oscars, A New Side of Holocaust

    Since World War II, the Holocaust has been the subject of countless films. Son of Saul by Hungarian Laszlo Nemes and Labyrinth of Lies by German – Italian Giulio Ricciarelli are two new additions in the filmography. Both have been nominated for an Oscar in the category of Foreign Language Film for their great cinematography, their exceptional acting and mainly their cutting edge approach to the Holocaust saga. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
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    Video Presidential Candidates Provide Grist for Comedians

    The U.S. political campaign season is in full swing and as the presidential contenders take center stage, actors and comedians are drawing inspiration from the candidates for acts on their own, smaller stages. In Hollywood, a comedy show called "Candidate Confessions" is drawing crowds. Elizabeth Lee has more from Los Angeles.
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    Video Olympics Technology Center Getting Ready for 2016 Games

    Experts at the new technology center in Rio de Janeiro are busy tweaking a huge network of electronic devices ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. This year, the whole system will be cloud-based, enabling millions of fans around the world instant access to relevant information. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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    Video Valentine's Day Stinks for Lebanese Clowns

    This weekend, on Valentine's Day in Lebanon, love is not the only thing in the air. More than half a year after the country's trash crisis began, the stink of uncollected garbage remains on the streets. Step forward "Clown Me In," a group of clowns who use their skills for activism. Before the most romantic day of the year the clowns have released their unusual take on love in Lebanon -- in a bid to keep the pressure up and get the trash off the streets. John Owens reports from Beirut.
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    Video Chocolate Lovers Get a Sweet History Lesson

    Observed in many countries around the world, Valentine’s Day is sometimes celebrated with chocolate festivals. But at a festival near Washington, the visitors experience a bit more than a sugar rush. They go on a sweet journey through history. VOA’s June Soh takes us to the festival.


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    February 10, 2016 1:48 PM
    For over 40 years Sweet Honey In The Rock has entertained audiences around the globe with their signature blend of Blues, African, Gospel and R&B. The Grammy award winning group stopped by The Soul Lounge to perform and share their story as well as how they plan to keep African American musical traditions alive.

    For over 40 years Sweet Honey In The Rock has entertained audiences around the globe with their signature blend of Blues, African, Gospel and R&B.   The Grammy award winning group stopped by The Soul Lounge to perform and share their story as well as how they plan to keep African American musical traditions alive.