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12 November 2009 

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Always Faithful was dedicated in 1994
Sculptor Salutes War Dogs  Audio Clip Available
Artist Susan Bahary creates war monuments to recognize American military service dogs
Bernhardt first learned to water paint with a brush in her mouth
Drawing on Inner Strength  Audio Clip Available
Disabled artists use determination to paint without use of hands
R&B artist Ne-Yo
Ne-Yo Is Music's Gentleman  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
VOA's Larry London speaks to R&B's hottest producer, Ne-Yo about his latest album, 'The Year of The Gentleman'
Concert under the baton of Carl St.Clair, Principal Conductor of the Thornton orchestras, Lecturer of Conducting at USC Thornton and long-time Music Director of the Pacific Symphony
Los Angeles Music School Celebrates 125th Birthday  Audio Clip Available
University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music adapted and thrived in a changing music world
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Jazz Musician, Actress, Former Detroit Artist Contribute to Love Song Album  Audio Clip Available
Corky Hale is a classically trained musician who got started in show business in 1950s
This is it movie poster
'This Is It' Chronicles Michael Jackson's Ill-Fated Comeback  Audio Clip Available
In rare glimpse behind the scenes, rehearsal videos show Jackson working to achieve the kind of polished entertainment fans around the world had come to expect from him
Amelia movie poster
'Amelia' Tells Story of Life, Tragic Disappearance of American Pioneer Aviator  Audio Clip Available
Academy Award winner Hillary Swank stars as Amelia Earhart in film directed by Mira Nair
'Your Songs
Harry Connick, Jr.'s 'Your Songs' Blends Pop, Jazz  Audio Clip Available
Singer, pianist and actor is one of today's top interpreters of the Great American Songbook
Works of Art  Created From A Dump In San Francisco  Video clip available
Disposal company in San Francisco for more than 15 years has invited selected artists to create works of art out of trash San Franciscans throw away
Roy Hargrove
Roy Hargrove Keeps Big Band Tradition Alive with 'Emergence'  Audio Clip Available
Award-winning trumpeter says he has always dreamed of leading his own big band - a style he believes has fallen out of favor with aspiring jazz musicians
Product label for H. H. Reynolds' Red Elephant tobacco, lithographed
by Isaac Friedenwald (Baltimore), ca. 1885
Color Lithographs Illustrate 19th Century 'Explosion of Color'  Audio Clip Available
The printing process known as lithography began in Germany and then spread to America, where brightly colored printing transformed popular culture
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Where The Wild Things Are  Video clip available
Filmmaker Spike Jonze Brings "Wild Things" Onto Large Screen
Cover of Joe McBride’s 'Lookin’ For A Change' album
Jazz Meets Pop on McBride’s New Album  Audio Clip Available
Jazz meets pop on Joe McBride’s new album, 'Lookin’ For A Change'
Couples Retreat movie poster
Island Holiday Offers Unconventional Relationship Fix in 'Couples Retreat'  Audio Clip Available
Comedy co-starring Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn centers around four couples who go on South Pacific holiday at resort offering relationship repair sessions
An animatronic dinosaur part of the 'Walking with Dinosaurs' show
Lifesize Dinosaurs Part of $20 Million Theatrical Show  Video clip available
For the past two years, a lifelike dinosaur show has toured Australia, Europe, US
Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (file photo)
Exhibit Underscores Role of Madeline Albright's Pin Collection
Former US secretary of state used brooches as diplomatic tool
Amreeka's stars, pictured on the movie's promotional poster
Amreeka Tells Story of Strangers in a Strange Land  Video clip available
Movie examines life in America for a Palestinian mother and son