Arts & Entertainment

Iconic costumes from the Golden Age of cinema to the present are on display at the press preview of the "Hollywood Costume" exhibition, Sept. 29, 2014, in Los Angeles.

From Queens to Superheroes, Film Costumes Find Hollywood Home

Dorothy's famous ruby red slippers from 'The Wizard of Oz' have found their way home again as one highlight in exhibition that showcases iconic costumes More

UCLA speeches on YouTube, Dr. Jonas Salk from 1972

Archive of Forgotten UCLA Speeches Offers Snapshot of History

Recordings of prominent voices in social change, politics, science and literature from 1960s, early 1970s now available on YouTube More

George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin leave the city hall after their civil marriage ceremony in Venice, Italy, Sept. 29, 2014.

Photogallery George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin Tie the Knot in Venice

World's most famous bachelor, George Clooney, broke a vow to remain single and married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin during weekend of lavish celebrations in Venice More

George Clooney, left, and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Sept. 26, 2014.

George Clooney's Wedding Brings Out Stars in Venice

Two-time Oscar winner set to renounce his oath of bachelorhood and marry British-Lebanese barrister Amal Alamuddin in a multi-day extravaganza More

Advertising for the new Pink Floyd album "The Endless River" is installed on a four-sided billboard on the South Bank in London, Sept. 22, 2014.

New Pink Floyd Album, First in 20 Years, Due in November

British progressive rock group's 'Dark Side of the Moon' is one of the bestselling records of all time More


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Intersecting Cultures, Languages in New Play of NYC Neighborhoodi
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September 25, 2014 2:09 AM
Four years ago, theater artist Ari Laura Kreith founded a theater company to present plays reflecting the multicultural, multilingual lives in her New York City neighborhood of Jackson Heights. It’s called Theatre 167, after the number of languages that are spoken in a few square blocks in the Queens neighborhood. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver reports on its current play.
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Video Intersecting Cultures, Languages in New Play of NYC Neighborhood

Four years ago, theater artist Ari Laura Kreith founded a theater company to present plays reflecting the multicultural, multilingual lives in her New York City neighborhood of Jackson Heights. It’s called Theatre 167, after the number of languages that are spoken in a few square blocks in the Queens neighborhood. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver reports on its current play.
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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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