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Browns owners donate $4.5 million to city's musical scene

Aug. 22, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam have donated $4.5 million to the city's eclectic musical arts. The couple has given to the Cleveland Orchestra, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Playhouse Square to help fund scholarships and educational programs at all three institutions. The...

Businessman-art collector Leonard A. Lauder writing memoir

Aug. 22, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Leonard A. Lauder, chairman emeritus of the Estee Lauder Companies, is working on a memoir about the cosmetics company that his mother founded and he helped build into an international empire. HarperCollins Publishers announced Thursday that Lauder's book will come out next year. It's...

Olson, Canha hit back-to-back HRs to lead A's past Yanks 6-2

Aug. 21, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics wasted little time responding to an early blow from the New York Yankees. Matt Olson and Mark Canha hit back-to-back homers in the first inning to lead the A's over the New York Yankees 6-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games. "I feel like we've...

500-year-old mummy of Incan girl returns to Bolivia

Aug. 20, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A 500-year-old mummy of an Incan girl has been returned to Bolivia some 129 years after it was donated to the Michigan State University Museum, marking what an official says is the first time human remains of archaeological importance have been repatriated to the Andean country....

Afghans restore art shattered by Taliban as peace deal nears

Aug. 20, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban fighters arrived with hammers and hatred. What they left behind is laid out on tables at the National Museum of Afghanistan, 18 years later: shattered pieces of ancient Buddha figurines, smashed because they were judged to be against Islam. Museum workers in Kabul have...

'Summer of Rivera' closes with Yankee Stadium celebration

Aug. 17, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taking his familiar position on the Yankee Stadium rubber, Mariano Rivera wound up and delivered his famed cut fastball to his son, Mariano Jr. It was high and outside, but no one seemed to mind. The pitch came Saturday during a pregame celebration for baseball's greatest closer and capped...

Recording studio opens at Mississippi entertainment museum

Aug. 17, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A recording studio is now open at a museum called The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience. The Meridian Star reports the Governor's Recording Studio is equipped with technology for recording and for musical rehearsals and tracking and session work. It can also handle...

Marty Brennaman 1st broadcaster In Reds Hall of Fame

Aug. 16, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Long-time Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman will become the first inductee into the team's Hall of Fame who is not a player, manager or general manager. The team announced Friday it will honor Brennaman in April. He said in January he'll retire after this season — his...

Group opposes museum for Pulse nightclub massacre

Aug. 14, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A group of survivors and family members of those killed in a mass shooting at Florida nightclub have formed an organization to oppose the building of a private museum to honor the victims. Members of the Community Coalition Against a Pulse Museum said the nightclub should be torn down...

Officials: Items stolen from Michigan veterans museum

Aug. 14, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a man has stolen artifacts from a western Michigan museum housed on a World War II-era warship. The Muskegon Chronicle reported Wednesday the man stole about a dozen items from the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum in Muskegon. Museum officials say the theft of medals, a...