Since President John Adams and first lady Abigail Adams' Christmas party at the White House in December 1800, wintertime in the U.S. president's residence has been filled with various holiday festivities. This year, first lady Melania Trump has decked White House halls in the spirit of the patriotic theme "American Treasures." Patsy Widakuswara has this report.
Angola's most famous operatic tenor hopes to inspire more Africans to take up the classical music form. Nelson Ebo has performed around the world and is currently starring with the Heartbeat Opera company on stage in New York. He recently sang in Washington, where VOA Portuguese Service's Mayra de Lassalette met up with him.