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  • 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.

  • Unlike the "insider" humor that defines much of American comedy today, the Marx Brothers perfected in their films a madcap "outsider" humor born of the immigrant experience.

  • Despite his age, Superman is still faster than a bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a bound.

  • Indian artist Nek Chand, known for creating the Rock Garden of Chandigarh, talks about his background, art and new projects.