May 03, 2016 12:29 UTC

American Mosaic

American Mosaic is our weekly program about music, pop culture and life in the United States.


9:05 PM - 9:08 PM April 29, 2016

'Lemonade' Flavors Beyonce's Tour Opening


9:02 PM - 9:08 PM April 27, 2016

U.S. Holocaust Museum Show Inspires Hungarian Art Students


8:23 PM - 8:30 PM April 22, 2016

Prince


4:46 PM - 4:48 PM April 22, 2016

‘Everybody Wants Some’ in this Linklater Movie


6:37 PM - 6:38 PM April 21, 2016

Pop Musician Prince Dead at 57


8:44 PM - 8:46 PM April 13, 2016

Coachella First: DJ as Leading Performer


5:03 PM - 5:06 PM April 06, 2016

Twitter to Broadcast American Football Games


9:22 PM - 9:28 PM March 25, 2016

What Is March Madness?


7:33 PM - 7:36 PM March 23, 2016

American Ballet Dancer at Bolshoi


4:50 PM - 4:53 PM March 22, 2016

What Are the Colors of Choice for Cars?


9:41 PM - 9:44 PM March 11, 2016

'Zootopia:' A 'Wildly' Successful Film for Disney


12:17 AM - 12:21 AM March 01, 2016

Chris Rock Hosts Balancing Act at Oscars


2:18 AM - 2:26 AM February 24, 2016

USC Hollywood Diversity


12:40 AM - 12:42 AM February 20, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winning Writer Harper Lee Dies


9:35 PM - 9:38 PM February 16, 2016

Lamar, Swift,Trainor Win at Grammy Ceremony


8:52 PM - 8:55 PM February 11, 2016

Career and Fans 'Rise Up' for Singer Andra Day


8:04 PM - 8:08 PM February 10, 2016

'Hello', Can You Pay Me?


7:56 PM - 7:59 PM February 08, 2016

Broncos, Bruno Mars, Beyonce Win Big at Super Bowl 50


10:02 PM - 10:04 PM January 28, 2016

White Actor to Play Michael Jackson in Comedy


11:45 PM - 11:48 PM January 26, 2016

Buttons Are Art at New York City Gallery

    Video 'Lemonade' Flavors Beyonce's Tour Opening

    The pop superstar Beyonce performed in Florida to open her latest concert series. She started the show with songs from her album "Lemonade,'' released just a few days earlier. The album release also came with a special television program starring Beyonce on the cable station HBO.

    Audio US Holocaust Museum Show Inspires Hungarian Art Students

    The “Some Were Neighbors” explores what moves people to behave certain ways in difficult situations. It challenges viewers to understand a dark period of history, and examines the importance of social responsibility. Art students in Hungary used the exhibit to create works of art.

    Prince

    Prince was a highly skilled musician. He played many instruments including guitar, piano and drums. He wrote popular songs that crossed many musical borders. He had a powerful voice with a wide high to low range. Prince’s music brought together many musical styles.

    Video ‘Everybody Wants Some’ in this Linklater Movie

    Award-winning filmmaker Richard Linklater looks back at college in the 1980s in his new humorous film, “Everybody Wants Some.” The new movie is not a sequel to “Boyhood.” That 2014 Linklater film followed 12 years of a boy’s life as he grew to adulthood. “Everybody Wants Some” is much lighter.

    Video Pop Musician Prince Dead at 57

    American pop music superstar Prince has died. His representative, Yvette Noel-Schure, told the Associated Press that the performer was found dead at his home near Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 57 years old.

    Audio New Technology Aims to Put Audiences ‘Inside’ the Movie

    At the recent South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, companies showed off new technologies for movie watching.These include virtual reality devices and 360-degree films. If movie theaters decide to use these technologies, it could change the way people watch movies.

    Hemingway Exhibit Opens at JFK Library in Boston

    ​​The Kennedy Library holds the world's largest collection of documents, photographs and personal belongings of the American writer Ernest Hemingway. Library Curator Stacey Bredhoff describes the collection as one of the library's "greatest treasures."

    Video Coachella First: DJ as Leading Performer

    Scottish DJ Calvin Harris has played Coachella before. In fact, he reportedly attracted the second largest crowd in the California music festival's history. But this year, Calvin Harris becomes the first DJ to headline the event.

    ‘Eye in the Sky' Looks at Drone Strikes

    Complications arise when a lieutenant general (Alan Rickman) and a colonel (Helen Mirren) order a drone missile strike to take out a group of terrorists in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Twitter to Broadcast American Football Games

    The social media service Twitter has won the rights to broadcast Thursday night U.S. National Football League (NFL) games. Twitter will live stream the 16 games online next season. The games will also be broadcast on television.

    Audio Opening Day: Baseball Gets Ready for New Season

    It’s time for baseball season again. Just a few months ago, the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets to win the team’s first World Series in 30 years. The 2016 season starts on Sunday and those two teams will face each other on Opening Day.

    What Is March Madness?

    Every year in March, you might hear people in the U.S. talking about March Madness. Are people angry all month? No. March Madness refers to a college basketball tournament.

    American Ballet Dancer at Bolshoi

    Harper Ortlieb left her small town in Oregon to move to Moscow. She is following her dream of becoming a prima ballerina. She was accepted for study at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

    Audio What Are the Colors of Choice for Cars?

    Advertisements, exhibits and car sales centers show red, blue and green cars, but almost 75 percent of all new cars sold in the United States are white, black, silver or gray.

    Audio Actress Brings African Experiences to America

    Actress Danai Gurira calls herself a Zimerican. Her parents came from Zimbabwe. She was born in the American state of Iowa. But, her family moved back to Harare, Zimbabwe, when she was 5 years old. She returned to the United States for college and has lived there ever since.

    Audio Hackers Lurk Online to Undress Celebrities

    A Pennsylvania man admitted he stole nude photos and videos from the computer accounts of leading movie and TV stars. But the FBI says they have no evidence that he posted the material on the Internet. Still, he caused plenty of harm to his victims, the FBI said.

    Audio In America, 'Everyone is Irish' on St. Patrick's Day

    Thursday is St. Patrick’s Day. In America, many non-Irish people will join Irish friends in attending parades and drinking a glass of Guinness. The holiday honors Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. President Barack Obama celebrated his eighth St. Patrick's Day at the White House this week.

    Video Animated 'Zootopia' Breaks Disney Record

    'Zootopia' had the largest opening weekend for a Disney animated film. People across the United States bought more than $75 million worth of tickets. The box office totals pushed the popular movie, “Frozen,” to second place in opening weekend success.

    Audio Court Awards $55 Million to Secretly Taped Sportscaster

    Erin Andrews is a broadcaster of sports news. She was secretly videotaped without any clothes on at a hotel in Nashville, Tennessee in 2008. The video was posted on the Internet the next year. She sued over the incident last year and won the case.

    Video Chris Rock Hosts Balancing Act at Oscars

    The lack of diversity in Hollywood was the star issue at the 2016 Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California Sunday night. Host Chris Rock's funny monologue did not soften the discussion of race in the industry but sharpened it, instead.

The Day in Photos

Two boys smiles after shaving their heads during a service to celebrate Buddha's upcoming 2,560th birthday on May 14, at Jogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea, May 2, 2016.

Two boys smiles after shaving their heads during a service to celebrate Buddha's upcoming 2,560th birthday on May 14, at Jogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea, May 2, 2016.

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