Category: Мистецтво

Virus-Proofing Sports Facilities Presents Big Challenge

Virus-Proofing Sports Facilities Presents Big Challenge

The jersey-wearing camaraderie. The scent of sizzling sausages. The buzz before a big game.   The distinctive atmosphere of live sports, that feeling in the air, will return in time as pandemic restrictions are eased. But will that very air be safe in a closed arena with other fans in […]

Christo, Artist Known for Massive, Fleeting Displays, Dies at 84

Christo, Artist Known for Massive, Fleeting Displays, Dies at 84

Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 84.His death was announced on Twitter and the artist’s web page. No cause of death was given.Along with late wife Jeanne-Claude, the artists’ careers were defined by their ambitious art projects that […]

2 Chinese Americans Use Art to Honor Frontline COVID Fighters

2 Chinese Americans Use Art to Honor Frontline COVID Fighters

Using their virtual paint brushes, two Chinese-American artists are honoring frontline fighters in the battle against COVID-19.  And as VOA’s Jiu Dao reports, they are also documenting what New York City’s Chinatown is going through during these challenging times. Lin Yang narrates.  …

Top Spellers Prepare to Crown National Champion, From Home

Top Spellers Prepare to Crown National Champion, From Home

Like dozens of other veteran spellers in their final year of eligibility, Anson Cook had big plans for this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, which was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 13-year-old eighth-grader from Potomac, Maryland, was a two-time participant in the bee, and last year he finished […]

Apple Music to Launch its 1st Radio Show in Africa

Apple Music to Launch its 1st Radio Show in Africa

Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa.The streaming platform announced Thursday that “Africa Now Radio with Cuppy” will debut Sunday and will feature a mix of contemporary and traditional popular African sounds, including genres like Afrobeat, rap, house, kuduro and more.  Cuppy, the Nigerian-born DJ and music […]

New ‘Hunger Games’ Book Sells More Than 500,000 Copies

New ‘Hunger Games’ Book Sells More Than 500,000 Copies

A decade after the “Hunger Games” series had apparently ended, readers were clearly ready for more. Suzanne Collins’ “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” sold more 500,000 copies last week, even as many of the country’s bookstores were closed or offering limited service because of the coronavirus pandemic. The total […]

US Prohibition at 100: The Failed Attempt to Ban Alcohol

US Prohibition at 100: The Failed Attempt to Ban Alcohol

The coronavirus pandemic lockdowns forced many bars and nightclubs across the United States to stand empty with their doors locked and chairs upside down on tables.One hundred years ago, taverns in the U.S. were also locked down and desolate when the Volstead Act, better known as Prohibition, in 1920 became […]

Former ‘Quiz Kid’ Joel Kupperman Dies of COVID-19

Former ‘Quiz Kid’ Joel Kupperman Dies of COVID-19

A retired university philosophy professor who was, at one time, one of the most famous children in the United States but was frustrated and torn by his fame, has died of the coronavirus.The family of Joel Kupperman said Wednesday he died last month at a nursing home in Brooklyn at […]

Violinist Pedals Her Music in New Orleans Neighborhoods

Violinist Pedals Her Music in New Orleans Neighborhoods

New Orleans is a city known for its live music and vibrant street life. But since the arrival of COVID-19, there have been no more concerts or open bars, and the city has imposed strict limits on large social gatherings. But that hasn’t stopped a couple of area residents from […]

Stopped Cold: ‘Frozen’ Musical on Broadway Not to Reopen

Stopped Cold: ‘Frozen’ Musical on Broadway Not to Reopen

The big budget musical “Frozen” will not reopen when Broadway theaters restart, marking the first time an established show has been felled by the coronavirus pandemic.The Disney show opened in March 2018 and placed among the top five Broadway productions for both gross and attendance over both years it ran, […]