Category: Мистецтво

Smithsonian Museums Meet Visitors’ Needs Online

Smithsonian Museums Meet Visitors’ Needs Online

Museums across the U.S. have closed to the public to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. But that hasn’t stopped the guardians of some of the greatest art collections in the country from sharing their national treasures with people around the world. VOA’s Julie Taboh spoke with the director […]

Coronavirus Cancels Baseball’s Opening Day  

Coronavirus Cancels Baseball’s Opening Day  

Baseball stadiums across the U.S. were uncharacteristically empty and silent Thursday — no cheers, no beers, no jeers for the umpires. The coronavirus outbreak forced Major League Baseball to cancel the springtime tradition of Opening Day, when teams play the first of what are supposed to be 162 games for the right to go to the World Series in October. The 30 […]

Harlem Globetrotters Great Curly Neal Dies at 77 

Harlem Globetrotters Great Curly Neal Dies at 77 

Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died. He was 77. The Globetrotters said Neal died in his home outside of Houston on Thursday morning. “We have lost one of the most genuine human beings the world has ever known,” […]

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Europe’s Myriad Cultural Sites Thrive Online 

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Europe’s Myriad Cultural Sites Thrive Online 

The Louvre is closed tight, but visitors can still see its most popular masterpieces — including Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa — without being sandwiched between selfie-snapping tourists.     The Berlin Philharmonic is similarly shuttered, but classical music buffs can relive Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, under chief conductor Kirill Petrenko’s baton.  The Berlin Philharmonic’s website announcing its temporary closure and […]

Vietnamese Restaurant Offers Chance to Take a Bite Out of Coronavirus

Vietnamese Restaurant Offers Chance to Take a Bite Out of Coronavirus

A restaurant in Vietnam has created a way for its customers to “take a bite” out of the coronavirus that has disrupted much of the world — by serving burgers designed to look like the actual virus.Hanoi pizza shop owner and chef Hoang Tung said he wanted to make something […]

If You Don’t Laugh, You Cry: Coping With Virus Through Humor

If You Don’t Laugh, You Cry: Coping With Virus Through Humor

Neil Diamond posts a fireside rendition of “Sweet Caroline” with its familiar lyrics tweaked to say, “Hands … washing hands.” A news anchor asks when social distancing will end because “my husband keeps trying to get into the house.” And a sign outside a neighborhood church reads: “Had not planned […]

Pandemic Likely to Damage US, China Film Industries

Pandemic Likely to Damage US, China Film Industries

The coronavirus pandemic has shut down movie theaters and caused movie releases to be postponed in the U.S. and China, the two largest film markets in the world. VOA’s Elizabeth Lee has details on how the pandemic is affecting moviegoers and movie producers in both countries. …

Uganda Opposition Figure Bobi Wine Releases COVID-19 Awareness Song

Uganda Opposition Figure Bobi Wine Releases COVID-19 Awareness Song

In Uganda, authorities have confirmed five new cases of COVID-19, among them an eight-month-old baby and two Chinese nationals who left their quarantine.  Ugandan officials are trying to raise awareness of the coronavirus, including one well-known opposition lawmaker who, not surprisingly, issued his warning in song.Legislator and musician Robert Kyagulanyi, […]

Street in Britain Serenades Girl on her Birthday 

Street in Britain Serenades Girl on her Birthday 

Neighbors on British street this week pulled together to help an eight-year-old girl celebrate her birthday after coronavirus lockdown regulations left her stuck in her house. The entire street in a Southhampton neighborhood Wednesday sang “Happy Birthday” out their windows for the girl — named “Sophia” — who stood outside her home in […]

Cricket Captain, Bollywood Star Send Virus Message to India

Cricket Captain, Bollywood Star Send Virus Message to India

India cricket captain Virat Kohli and his Bollywood actress wife Anushka Sharma have posted a video message to their compatriots urging them to stay at home for the next three weeks in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  The country of 1.3 billion went into lockdown on […]