Celebrating the Lunar New Year: The Year of the Dog

By ShareAmerica People across the United States and around the world will come together this month to celebrate the Lunar New Year with fireworks, parades and lanterns. Americans also will be able to commemorate the holiday each time they mail a
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Goodbye To The Real-Life Rosie the Riveter

By Christopher Connell The woman believed to be the real “Rosie the Riveter” has died at the age of 96. She was Naomi Parker Fraley and inspired an iconic war poster of a young factory worker clad in a work shirt and bandana and flexing her bicep. The poster salutes patriotic American (more...)

For The Love Of Dance, An American Ballerina Visits Russia

By ShareAmerica Catherine Cata, a 17-year-old ballerina from Stafford, Virginia, recently got the chance to study with the world’s best dancers. Invited to spend six weeks at the Bolshoi Ballet dancing and studying the Russian language, Cata felt some stage fright. Though used to the rigors of ballet training, she wasn’t sure (more...)

Philadelphia Orchestra Makes Music and Friends in China

By ShareAmerica Photo - (Jan Regan/Philadelphia Orchestra) China is almost a second home for the Philadelphia Orchestra. It was the first American orchestra to perform in the People’s Republic of China, at the special request of President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, nearly 45 years ago. Its 2017 tour of Asia brought the orchestra (more...)

Baltic Embassies Delight Washington With Song and Dance

By Mary Jane Maxwell The Baltic states have long turned to song and dance to celebrate and protect their heritage. The tradition was on display recently, when the embassies of Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania opened their doors to visitors during (more...)

Metropolitan Museum of Art Works to Rebound from Money Woes

 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a behemoth of culture and wealth, is rebounding from more than a year of internal turmoil and financial problems. As part of its recovery efforts, the museum is considering a mandatory admissions fee for visitors from outside New York state.
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A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde

Through March 12 The Museum of Modern Art

Covering the period of artistic innovation between 1912 and 1935, A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde traces the arc of the pioneering avant-garde from its flowering in 1912 to the mid-1930s after Socialist Realism was decreed the
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US Presidential Medal of Freedom Goes to Legends of Sports, Screen, Science and Music

VOA Twenty-one extraordinary Americans, legends in their professions, have been chosen to receive the top U.S. civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The nation’s highest civilian honor is “a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have the opportunity to change (more...)

Arabic ‘Fastest Growing’ Language in US

VOA News Arabic is the “fastest growing language in the U.S.,” according to the Pew Research Center. According to a post on the group’s website about the challenges Arabic presents to the U.S. census, Arabic speaking at home has surged by 29 percent between 2010 and 2014 among (more...)

Philadelphia’s First Major Comedy Club To Open In Over A Decade

Nearly one year after the launch of The Fillmore Philadelphia hailed as “the most beautiful live rock music venue in the United States,” Live Nation is planning to unveil the Punch Line comedy club only a few steps away from that concert hall to join the rapidly emerging Fishtown entertainment (more...)

American Photographer Penn Captured More Than Just Fashion

VOA Julie Taboh Irving Penn was one of the most prominent and influential fashion and celebrity photographers of the 20th century. His images of glamorous models posing in the latest designs graced the covers and pages of the most popular fashion magazines. In a bare, stripped-down studio in New York City, he (more...)

Interested in Tracking Santa? There’s an App for That

VOA Julie Taboh What does Santa do in the hours leading up to Christmas? Does he help the elves load up the toys from his workshop? Feed and walk his reindeer? Drink one last cup of coffee? And once he climbs onto his shiny, red sled, where does he start and end his (more...)

What Does It Take To Be Cool?

What is cool? It’s more than a place between hot and cold. Since the mid-20th century, it’s the word that has been used to describe people who have a certain something that we admire. American Cool, an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery, uses 100 famous faces to look at (more...)

Live Nation Unveils Plans For The Fillmore Philadelphia Setting New Standard For Rock Clubs In U.S.A.

Historic 125-Year-Old Ajax Metal Company Building to TransformInto Live Music and Entertainment Venue Created Uniquely for Philadelphia Fans Live music Philly-style is coming to what is planned as the “best live rock music venue in the United States.” The Fillmore Philadelphia. As part of the continued revitalization of iconic Fishtown, one of the city’s historic addresses, the legendary Ajax Metal (more...)

The House That Chroma Dolls Built

As the summer came to a close, the art collective known as Chroma Dolls let the world know just how busy they've been transferring their talent from their mind to their paintbrushes for the betterment of the Philadelphia area and it’s surrounding region. The biggest of those projects was a (more...)

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