Visitors had a rare glimpse of one the world's largest and most beautiful floor mosaics in the West Bank on Thursday. Covering more than 800 square meters, the mosaic was a part of an ancient palace near the city of Jericho. A grant from Japan will enable the construction of a project to make the masterpiece accessible to visitors by the end of 2018. Meanwhile, photographs and video footage made Thursday will have to suffice. Zlatica Hoke reports.
In a glittery presentation, the richest man in China, real estate magnate and entertainment mogul Wang Jianlin of the Dalian Wanda Group, made his pitch in Los Angeles this week to studio heads eager for Chinese investment and audiences. Mike O'Sullivan reports on the conglomerate's growing role in Hollywood.
Computerized musical sounds have gotten so good that it became almost impossible to distinguish them from sounds produced by a real instrument. Now computers are encroaching on a new musical realm – composition. Sony’s new laboratory for artificial music effortlessly composes music in any possible style. VOA’s George Putic reports.