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Milan fashion defends supply chain as designers unveil wares

Sep. 22, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The talk off the Milan runway this season has been a perceived assault on Made-in-Italy's integrity. The Italian Fashion Chamber issued a statement during Milan Fashion Week defending the system following a report by The New York Times on exploited workers in the luxury supply chain in the...

Iowa State honors slain golfer before Akron game

Sep. 22, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State honored slain golf star Celia Barquin Arozamena with an elaborate ceremony ahead of the Cyclones' game against Akron on Saturday. Iowa State's band used a formation that spelled out Barquin's initials, and both teams wore a decal on their helmets in her memory. A tribute to...

Art's iconic 'Blue Boy' gets major 250th birthday makeover

Sep. 22, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — "Blue Boy" is getting a long-awaited makeover, and the public can watch as one of the world's most recognizable paintings gets a little nip here, a nice tuck there and some splashes of fresh paint (blue presumably) just in time for the eternally youthful adolescent to mark his...

Paul Simon wraps up farewell tour back home

Sep. 22, 2018 12:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon wraps up his farewell concert tour Saturday night at a park in Queens, a bicycle ride across the borough from where he grew up. The 76-year-old singer picked Flushing Meadows Corona Park to say goodbye, an outdoor show on the first night of autumn. The setlist at recent stops has...

Conductor candidate builds community while making music

Sep. 22, 2018 10:34 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Building community while making music remains a hallmark of conductor Timothy Hankewich's approach to the arts. Hankewich, the current music director of Orchestra Iowa, is one of five candidates for music director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. He is conducting the WSO's...

Surgery called success for Allman Brothers' Dickey Betts

Sep. 22, 2018 10:14 AM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Allman Brothers Band founding member Dickey Betts has had successful surgery after slipping and hitting his head while playing with his dog in Florida. The Dickey Betts website says the "Ramblin' Man" and "Blue Sky" singer-songwriter and guitarist underwent surgery Friday to relieve...

Farm Aid festival benefits Connecticut farmers for 1st time

Sep. 22, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Farm Aid music festival is taking place this year in Hartford. The annual event, which raises money and awareness for family farms, takes place Saturday at the Xfinity Theater, the first time in its 33-year history it has been held in Connecticut. Artists including Willie Nelson,...

It's tapped: Beer flows as Oktoberfest opens in Munich

Sep. 22, 2018 8:48 AM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — The first keg has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 185th Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich. Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg on Saturday with two blows of a hammer and the cry of "O'zapft is" — "it's tapped." As tradition demands, he handed the first...

Meet Eugene's young climate 'warriors'

Sep. 22, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — There's the punk rocker, the animal lover and the shy performer. A future educator, a taekwondo black belt and an outdoorsman also are part of the group. All six young people from Eugene are among 21 youth plaintiffs suing the federal government in an unprecedented, constitutional...

Meet the artist behind murals going up around Durango

Sep. 22, 2018 2:07 AM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Art matters for Hayley Kirkman, and that's pretty evident around Durango. Murals popping up around town, first on the side of Durango Joe's on College Drive and now behind Kroegers Ace Hardware facing Narrow Gauge Avenue, are the product of Kirkman's work and her passion for art....