V (from left), Suga and Jin of BTS at the launch of the U.N. General Assembly's 76th session on Monday. The popular boy band from South Korea sang (in a video performance viewed online by more than 1 million) and spoke.
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"Noah's Violin", a giant floating violin by Venetian sculptor Livio De Marchi, journeyed through Venice's Grand Canal on Saturday. De Marchi, who has sent many wooden works into the water, came up with the idea during last year's pandemic lockdown.
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Colette Maze, now 107, began playing the piano at age 5 and defied the social conventions of her day to embrace it as a profession rather than as a pastime. Her son first arranged for her performances to be recorded when she was in her 90s. She has just released her sixth album.
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In this courtroom artist's sketch made from a video screen monitor, R. Kelly (left) and lawyer Thomas Farinella listen during the opening day of his trial on Aug. 18, 2021 in Brooklyn, New York.
Lorde performs at Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series in Central Park on Aug. 20 in New York City. She worked with a team of language experts to re-record five of her new songs in the indigenous Māori language.
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American jazzman Louis Armstrong plays trumpet in his dressing room before a show in 1947 in a New York jazz cabaret. Hurricane Ida destroyed the Karnofsky Shop in New Orleans, which was a formative influence on Armstrong's musical life.
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