Keys has won 15 Grammys
An alleged victim of American singer and songwriter R. Kelly says she has proof the R&B star threatened her after she filed a lawsuit against him last year claiming sexual assault and deliberate infection with herpes. Faith Rodgers spoke to reporters Monday together with her lawyer Gloria Allred, who is representing several other Kelly accusers. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports that this announcement adds to Kelly's mounting troubles, stemming from allegations of sexual abuse and pedophilia.
For over 50 years, Oscar winning filmmaker and actor Clint Eastwood has portrayed tough characters -- bounty hunters, police detectives and macho heart throbs. In his latest movie, The Mule, the octogenarian now softens his masculine persona to interpret a frail old man, whose financial hardship forces him to take up a job as a drug courier, a 'mule,' for a Mexican drug cartel. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
What do you do with a building that is past its prime or no longer being used? Many of them are torn down. But in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a century-old former theater received a new lease on life after it was converted into a bookstore. As we hear from VOA's Deborah Block, the bookstore has become an unlikely tourist destination.
Despite e-books and smartphones with reading apps, the book business in the U.S. is enjoying a resurgence. And though internet sales take their toll on bookstores around the country, one store in Portland, Oregon, seems to be operating as usual. Powell's Books, founded by a family of Ukrainian descent more than 45 years ago, is as popular as ever. Iryna Matviichuk reports from Portland in this story narrated by Anna Rice.