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6 Incredible Handicrafts Found In Nanjing, China - Cnn.com

Nanjing Brocade Museum , 240 Chating Dong St., Jianye District, Nanjing Lantern display during a 2012 Lunar New Year festival. Lantern-making In the first lunar month of every year, master Cao Zhen-rong and his studio are responsible for creating some 10,000 lanterns for Nanjing's Lunar New Year celebration. Cao started making lanterns when he was 12, under the guidance of his father. "From sourcing the materials to gluing the lanterns, around 30 procedures are involved in making each lantern," says Cao. Since the Southern Dynasty (420-589), the area in front of the Confucius Temple along Qinhuai River has been famous for putting on the most festive lantern show in the country. As a Chinese folk belief goes -- one that Nanjingers proudly recite -- "Qinhuai's lanterns triumph the world." Lantern viewing is still one of the most popular things to do during the festival. Each year, Cao and his studio begin working on next year's lanterns on the 18th day of the first lunar month.
original source http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/24/travel/nanjing-handicrafts/index.html

G Unit Surprises Fans, Digitally Releases 6 Songs - ABC News

"The artists are more developed than they were in the very beginning," he said, adding that member Tony Yayo wrote two hooks on the album, a job usually reserved for 50 Cent. G Unit surprised the audience at the Hot 97 Summer Jam concert in June by reuniting onstage. The group which also includes Lloyd Bands, Young Buck and new member Kidd Kidd released the album independently on the Caroline label, where 50 Cent released the album "Animal Ambition" in June after years of being signed to Interscope and Eminem's Shady Records. "It's clear that the passion for what we do is there because you don't see the same numbers anymore," 50 Cent said of the record sales. "But it's even more important that you mean something. For me, when I fell in love with (music), authenticity was everything." The five group members were excited and brotherly, full of laughs and sitting tightly during a recent interview. Try to get a question in and you'd fail. They said aging has helped them realize they needed to revive G Unit, whose hits a decade ago include "Stunt 101" and "Wanna Get to Know You." Yayo, who was in jail when "Beg for Mercy" was released in 2003, said he grew frustrated with the music industry while the group was split.
original source http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/unit-surprises-fans-digitally-releasing-songs-25108954

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