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Honoring Miles Davis and Edith Piaf

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 6:57 pm (UTC+0)
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U.S. postal service and its French counterpart, La Poste, release commemorative stamps honoring the two music legends

Iconic American pianist Ahmad Jamal

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 8:54 pm (UTC+0)
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Best-known for his distinctive piano improvisations, Jamal still plays music with the same energy, elegance and sophistication at the age of 82

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Diaa BekheetCairo native Diaa Bekheet has worked for a host of media outlets, including Radio Cairo in English, ETV News, Deutsche Presse-Agentur and the Associated Press. He joined VOA in Feb. 1989, hosting a variety of popular news and entertainment shows for the former Arabic Service such as Radio Ride Across America, Business Week, and Jazz Club USA. He has interviewed a number of Jazz celebrities, including the legendary Dizzy Gillespie. Diaa is currently an editor for our main English site, VOAnews.com.

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