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VIDEO: Prince Remembered for his Music and More

(Reuters) Prince, the innovative pop superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry,” died on Thursday in Minnesota. He was 57. His influential, genre-defying music blended jazz, funk, R&B, disco and rock, winning seven Grammy Awards and an Oscar. Prince was found […]

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Kenya Bans Music Video Saying It Promotes Gay Rights

Nairobi, Kenya. Kenyan state regulators have banned a locally produced song and accompanying music video that call for equal treatment of LGBT individuals, something regulators say violates Kenya’s anti-homosexuality law. The song is a remix of the American single “Same Love,” released in 2012 by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the height of the same-sex […]

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Renowned Recording Artist P!nk Named Newest UNICEF Ambassador

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has appointed Grammy award-winning recording artist P!nk as the newest UNICEF Ambassador, and announced that she will build on her current role as the agency’s Kid Power National Spokesperson to raise awareness about its lifesaving health and nutrition programmes around the world. P!nk visits with children during […]

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The Price of Followership

New York, N.Y. “Leadership.” The word evokes a particular image in the reader’s mind, most likely one dominated by a superior authority figure if the reader hails from the Western Hemisphere. The idea of follower inferiority may be consciously frowned upon, yet the Western obsession with savior figures continues to prevail. [1] In the twenty-first century, […]

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Interview: Founder, South Asian Performing Arts Festival NYC

New York, N.Y. Recently I had the privilege of spending a day with the multi-talented Arpita Mukherjee, co-founder of the South Asian International Performing Arts Festival (SAIPAF). Impressed with her vision, I decided within minutes that her story needed to be shared. Gayatri Patel Bahl, another South-Asian risk taker, participated in SAIPAF 2015 as part […]

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Concert to Celebrate Diversity with World Heritage Cultural Center

“I kind of view everybody like a rainbow. Everybody on the planet has all the colors of the rainbow inside.” – Actress Alexia Fast Danbury, CT.  The World Heritage Cultural Center (WHCC), soon to open its new offices and studios at 155 Main Street, Danbury, CT, will celebrate diversity and recognize leading individuals, partnerships, or organizations […]

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Young French Clarinetist of Extraordinary Talent Plays New York

New York, N.Y.  One can become addicted to the young global talent that plays upon the stages of the world under the banner of Young Concert Artists (YCA), directed by the indomitable Susan Wadsworth. Last week’s concert by a 20-year-old French clarinetist of extraordinary talent and musical exuberance was particularly engaging. Raphaël Sévère. Photo courtesy […]

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In New York, Yun-Chin Zhou Seduces Zankel Hall Audience

New York, N.Y.  Last week I attended the Peter Marino Concert opening the 54th Young Concert Artists Series at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. I was prepared to hear an excellent pianist. It turned out that Yun-Chin Zhou was far and beyond anyone I have heard in many years: an original character, insightful musicianship, breathtaking technique, and best […]

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