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  • The vibrant young singer, composer and upright bass player performs a blissful blend of jazz and Latin music, earning rave reviews from audiences and critics alike.

  • Through mentorship and leadership training, young musicians learn skills for the concert hall and beyond.

  • With songs written by rock band Green Day, “American Idiot” examines post-9/11 life in the United States.

  • The actor and singer, whose many honors include a best actor Academy Award, has been called the Renaissance man of entertainment.

  • The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival fosters many styles of dance from around the world.

  • The DIVA Jazz Orchestra has caused a significant splash both because of its all-female lineup and the high quality of musicianship fans say they hear at every concert.  

  • With five floors of books, rare collectibles and literary events, the Strand Book Store in New York City is a one-stop shop for book lovers.

  • An Indian American writer and cooking instructor explores food, family and culture in her work.

  • Candace Bushnell’s work explores the rituals of living and loving in the Big Apple.

  • With “To Kill A Mockingbird,” published 50 years ago, Lee gave America a story for the ages. Just don’t ask her about it.

  • Television shows and performers supposedly showing the “real” India fed Americans’ fascination for the country in the 1950s and ’60s.   

  • Junot Díaz’s writing draws on his Dominican heritage and his voracious love for reading.

  • The American folk-rock singer’s impact on urban music in eastern India.

  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrates India’s Golden Jubilee with a photo exhibition opening in New Delhi in October 1997.

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