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Philadelphia Orchestra makes music and friends in China

China is almost a second home for the Philadelphia Orchestra, which has completed 11 tours in the country and participated in the World Expo in Shanghai.
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Pride 2017 in photos: The worldwide LGBTI community celebrates

Check out some events in the month-long celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) rights.
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How American Muslims give back during Ramadan

Muslims typically make a special effort to increase their charitable activities throughout Ramadan. Learn about what some American Muslims are doing.
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Eclectic K-pop picks up fans in U.S.

Americans are crazy for K-pop — the eclectic, audiovisual universe of Korean pop music. The U.S. is now K-pop's third biggest international market.
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The ‘perfect’ Ramadan food … grown in the USA

Muslims traditionally break their fast with a bowl of dates. If you're observing Ramadan in the U.S., it's a good bet those dates come from California.
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Baltic embassies delight Washington with song and dance

Each year in Washington, thousands line up to get a glimpse inside the Baltic embassies and a taste of each country’s native food, art and entertainment.
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President Trump’s Ramadan message

President Donald J. Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offer their best wishes to Muslims around the world upon the start of Ramadan.
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Oceanographer casts wide net for young talent

Ashanti Johnson, the first African American to earn a degree in marine science from Texas A&M University-Galveston, knows about breaking barriers.
Woman wearing colorful Korean clothing (Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.)

All things Korean enthrall Washingtonians

Washington is home to scores of Korean barbecue restaurants, K-pop performances and other cultural events.