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The Unlikely Journey of 'Mao's Last Dancer'

Former Houston Ballet star Li Cunxin discusses his journey from an impoverished childhood in China to the pinnacle of his artistic profession in Houston on Aug. 1, 2010. Li was in his former hometown to promote a new movie based on his bestselling memoir Mao’s Last Dancer. (Jeff Fantich Photography)
Arts

A new autobiography by Li Cunxin details his journey from a peasant family in China to the principle dancer with the Houston Ballet.

The Stars of Sufi Music

Abida Parveen (center) surrounded by fellow performers at the Asia Society in New York on July 22, 2010. (Suzanna Finley)
Arts

The NY Sufi Music Festival sought to combat perceptions of Islamic Radicalism by representing and celebrating Sufi values of peace, tolerance, and respect through music.

Malaysian Reality TV Show Updates Islam

Contestants gather on the set of
Arts In Malaysia, a new reality show called "Imam Muda" or "Young Leader" is taking reality television in a much holier direction.

Peace Be Upon You, New York

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Arts Defying the never-ending hot, humid weather, scores of New Yorkers attended the city's first Sufi Music Festival, launched in Union Square on Tuesday evening.

Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Himalaya

(David Breashears)
Arts David Breashears' photo exhibit, Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Himalaya, displays how our world's glaciers are melting at an alarming rate.

Japanese Festival Makes Art an Adventure

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Arts

Japan's newest art festival eschews the traditional museum setting in favor of showcasing its works of art across the ocean.

The Sad State of Iraq's Modern Art Collection

Iraqi artist and administrator for 23 years of the of the Baghdad Art Centre, ex-Saddam Arts Centre, Lamia Jassm (L), explains the history of a bronze mold sculpture to visitors September 10, 2006. (Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts What is left of Saddam Hussein's showcase currently resides in three run-down galleries, which are closed off from the public. Many of the paintings and sculptures inside have been damaged from heat and improper storage. Many more have been lost or destroyed entirely.

Museum Diplomacy for Taiwan and Mainland China

Tourists walk in front of the National Palace Museum in Taipei on January 6, 2009. The museum and its counterpart in Beijing plan to hold a joint exhibition of artifacts and arrange exchange of visits by their officials, in yet another sign of fast improving ties between Taiwan and rival China (SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images).
Arts

The Palace Museum of Beijing and the National Palace Museum in Taiwan are cooperating on a project to retrace the route of China's imperial treasures.

Jay Chou Makes Hollywood Debut in 'The Green Hornet'

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Arts Jay Chou, Chinese superstar, makes his Hollywood debut as 'Kato' in 'The Green Hornet.'

Remembering Wu Guanzhong, 1919-2010

Wu Guanzhong, <em>Camels in the Desert</em>, 1981. Ink & color on paper, 69 x 99 cm. © Take a Step Back Collection
Arts

Asia Society notes the passing of Chinese painter Wu Guanzhong, a major artistic figure of the twentieth century, who made an enormous contribution to our understanding of art and visual culture. He was 90 years old.