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Maine art museum receives $750,000 gift, renames gallery

Nov. 28, 2021 08:13 AM EST

OGUNQUIT, Maine (AP) — A Maine art museum has received one of the largest gifts in its history and is renaming a gallery after the donors. The Ogunquit Museum of American Art said it received the $750,000 gift from Carol and Noel Leary. The gift will help fund the...

New head of SC historic site seeks stronger community ties

Nov. 28, 2021 00:06 AM EST

NINETY SIX, S.C. (AP) — Rolling mounds of earth spread out before Joshua Manley on his first day as the Ninety Six National Historic Site’s superintendent — 245 years worth of American history baked into the soil. Only grassed-over earthworks remain of the Star Fort...

Bob Dylan artwork show opens in Miami, new cinema paintings

Nov. 27, 2021 10:17 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Bob Dylan has been telling stories through songs for 60 years. But recently America’s master lyricist has also captured moments in a new series of paintings that, just like his songs, are intimate and a bit of a mystery. The most comprehensive exhibition...

Virginia confirms 1st death from rare COVID-linked condition

Nov. 26, 2021 12:16 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia health officials announced Friday that they've confirmed the state’s first death from a rare inflammatory condition in children linked with the coronavirus. The child was between 10 and 19 years old and lived in the Prince William Health...

WWII Museum show to feature stories of bravery, sacrifice

Nov. 26, 2021 11:01 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans museum plans to launch an elaborate nighttime sound-and-light show next year to showcase individual stories of bravery and sacrifice during World War II. The National WII Museum plans to premier its Expressions of America show next...

Concerns rise over Indonesia's sputtering virus vaccinations

Nov. 26, 2021 04:31 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has recovered significantly from a mid-year spike in coronavirus cases and deaths that was one of the worst in the region, but with its vaccination drive stalling due to logistical challenges and other issues, and with holidays approaching, experts and...

Shelburne Museum featuring 'Winter Lights' arrangements

Nov. 26, 2021 02:12 AM EST

SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — A new holiday tradition is starting at one of Vermont's landmarks. Shelburne Museum is hosting “Winter Lights," with 12 buildings and gardens decorated with multicolored light arrangements, the museum said. The event starts...

Brazilian mayors torn between Carnival and pandemic safety

Nov. 25, 2021 13:43 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mayors across Brazil are divided on whether to maintain end of year festivities and February’s Carnival, traditionally celebrated lavishly in all four corners of the vast nation, with some fearing that now-low COVID-19 infection rates could roar back. ...

Native American leaders say Chaco prayers being answered

Nov. 25, 2021 11:12 AM EST

CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK, N.M. (AP) — The stillness that enveloped Chaco Canyon was almost deafening, broken only by the sound of a raven's wings batting the air while it circled overhead. Then a chorus of leaders from several Native American tribes began...

Holiday evening tours are back at Frank Lloyd Wright home

Nov. 25, 2021 09:20 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The city's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home has announced its holiday schedule. Evening tours of the Dana-Thomas State Historic Site in downtown Springfield are planned for Wednesdays and Saturdays from Nov. 27 to Dec. 8. ...