Voice of America Arts & Entertainment

Twitter Search News Trending

 

Facebook Search News Trending

 

arts-and-entertainment
  1. The Eagles' greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to become history's best-selling album of all-time in the U.S.   The Recording Industry Association of America told The Associated Press on Monday that the Eagles' album — "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" — is now certified 38x platinum, which means sales and streams of the album have reached 38 million...
  2. MTV is launching its first-ever midterm election drive to encourage young people to register and vote, hoping fans make voting a communal effort with their friends. The youth-centric network will first publicize the effort Monday at its annual Video Music Awards being held at Radio City Music Hall.   The effort hearkens back to MTV's "Choose or Lose" campaign when Bill Clinton was first...
  3. New York rapper Cardi B kicked off the MTV Video Music Award (VMA) show on Monday, where politics quickly took center stage with a performance highlighting U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial immigration policies. Dozens of immigrant children and their families, wearing white t-shirts saying "We are all human beings," joined rapper Logic on the VMA stage in New York City for his song...
  4. Fans and worshippers celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father's Baptist church in Detroit on Sunday, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career. Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, greeted by a standing ovation, sent the several hundred parishioners into raptures with his eulogy and rousing prayers for his old friend, the...
  5. Tucked away in an industrial block in the New York City borough of Queens is an ordinary-looking warehouse containing an extraordinary treasure: a quarter-million sheets, shards and pieces of multicolored and iridescent glass that together make up the largest collection of Tiffany glass, The Neustadt Tiffany Glass Archive. ​Magnificent windows While stained glass has been produced since...
  6. About 250,000 pieces of multicolored and iridescent glass sit in a warehouse on an industrial block in Long Island City, Queens, which houses the largest collection of Tiffany glass. It's a welcome tribute to Louis Tiffany, an American artist who many believe transformed the history of stained glass with his unique artistry — essentially creating paintings out of glass. VOA's Julie Taboh has more.
  7. Some medical experts are warning that technology addiction is a growing problem as people's daily lives increasingly revolve around their devices. Companies and governments are working to alleviate the problem. VOA's Jill Craig has more.
  8. Relatives of the late singer Aretha Franklin say her funeral will be August 31 in her hometown of Detroit. There will be a two-day public viewing before the funeral at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, a publicist for the family, Gwendolyn Quinn, said, to allow fans to mourn. The funeral will take place at Greater Grace Temple, which seats about 4,000...
  9. The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson. In a letter sent Friday to former Miss Americas, Cara Mund says she decided to speak out despite the risk of punishment. Her letter is reminiscent of the movie Mean Girls, in which characters Gretchen and Regina bully the heroine and make her life...
  10. Fans of Aretha Franklin came together at New York City's landmark Apollo Theater and on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday to pay their respects to the Queen of Soul, singing along to her hits and sharing memories of her remarkable career. Franklin, known for such classic songs as "Respect" and "Chain of Fools," died at home in Detroit on Thursday at the age of 76 after a battle with...