Vietnam http://tpr.org en Van-Anh Vanessa Vo: Tiny Desk Concert http://tpr.org/post/van-anh-vanessa-vo-tiny-desk-concert Van-Anh Vanessa Vo is a veteran when it comes to taking risks, and it pays off in her compelling music. As a young girl in Vietnam, she knew she wanted to be a traditional musician, even though it was a world dominated by men. It was risky, then, when she pestered a master teacher for three years to give her lessons. He finally gave in, taking her on as an apprentice.<p>Vo also takes risks in blending East with West in her music. She lends a trippy sound to Frenchman Erik Satie's Gnossienne No. 3, performed on the <em>dan Bau</em>, the traditional Vietnamese monocord. Sun, 05 Jan 2014 22:12:10 +0000 Tom Huizenga 24590 at http://tpr.org Van-Anh Vanessa Vo: Tiny Desk Concert Welcome Home Parade For Vietnam Veterans At Fort Sam Houston http://tpr.org/post/welcome-home-parade-vietnam-veterans-fort-sam-houston <p></p><p>Joint Base San Antonio is getting ready to honor America’s Vietnam veterans today; 3 million veterans are long overdue for a proper “welcome home.”</p><p>About 40 years ago, veterans who served in Vietnam came home in a trickle, wounded and suffering, but there was virtually no one there to greet them.</p><p>Members of all four branches of the U.S. military gathered on a Fort Sam Houston parade field Tuesday to rehearse and prepare for hundreds of guests to the 50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary Welcome Home Ceremony.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 21:23:12 +0000 Eileen Pace 1406 at http://tpr.org Welcome Home Parade For Vietnam Veterans At Fort Sam Houston