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  • The Angel City Chorale on America's Got Talent, August 14, 2018
    Performing Arts


    RAND's Got Talent

    Oct 26, 2018

    Two RAND singers, Allison Elder and Jennifer Prim, performed with the Angel City Chorale on America's Got Talent. The choir earned a standing ovation and a “golden buzzer” from the judges on its way to the semifinals.

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    Putting the Spring in the Arab Spring

    Shelly Culbertson

    Jun 17, 2013

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Qatar has a salsa scene. Dubai hosted the big international Fujairah Latin Festival. The Oman Salsa Festival took place in March. Jordan and Cairo both have a salsa scene. What makes this so conversation-worthy is that it is indicative of a growing cultural openness in parts of the Middle East.

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    In Iraq, a Different Kind of Drama Stages a Message of Reconciliation

    Edward O'Connell, Cheryl Benard

    Dec 18, 2008

    Christian Science Monitor

    While female suicide bombers in Iraq have been getting all the headlines, a very different cadre of women has emerged on the scene with the opposite goal of forging peace and paving over the sectarian differences. Above all, these activists want to take back the streets and neighborhoods of their country, write Edward O'Connell and Cheryl Benard.

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