Urban Voices

Trombonist Papo Vazquez at The Kennedy Center

Sometimes life’s challenges can turn you into a pioneer. Take the case of one musician who is our Urban Voice this week. Papo Vazquez spent his childhood growing up on the rough streets of Philadephia and his family’s native Puerto Rico. It was then he […]

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Carlee Fernandez’ sculptural hybrids

Carlee Fernandez’ sculptural hybrids

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington is currently offering an exhibit focusing on the contemporary portraits of six U.S. Latino artists. Under the title Portraiture Now: Staging the Self, these creative and often experimental works challenge our traditional view of a portrait.

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Washington’s hidden underground station

As the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. is widely known for its architecture. Classical structures like the White House and The U.S. Capitol abound.  But for this week’s Urban Voice, Americas Now visited a site in the city which has a strikingly modern […]

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