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Black Pumas, Machine Gun Kelly to perform at NFL draft

Apr. 20, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Grammy Award nominated rock & soul duo Black Pumas and Cleveland's own Machine Gun Kelly will perform at next week's NFL draft. The league announced its musical acts for the second and third days of the draft, which is back on the road after being...

27 Wyeth paintings donated to Maine's Farnsworth Museum

Apr. 17, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Twenty-seven paintings by three generations of Wyeths have been donated to Maine's Farnsworth Art Museum, thanks to the late Betsy Wyeth. The Rockland museum, which plans to display the paintings in a major exhibition beginning May 15, did not...

3 resign from Auschwitz council after politician appointed

Apr. 16, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Three members of an advisory council for the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum in Poland have resigned after the government appointed a former prime minister and top member of the country's right-wing ruling party to serve on the council. Culture Minister...

9 deceased new members of Hall of Fame to be honored in May

Apr. 15, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The nine new members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who are deceased will be honored in a television special next month. Eight men who were selected for the 2020 centennial class and one from the 2021 group will be recognized. They are Bobby...

Lummi Nation totem pole making journey to Biden

Apr. 12, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A totem pole carved at the Lummi Nation from a 400-year-old red cedar will begin a cross-country journey next month, evoking an urgent call to protect sacred lands and waters of Indigenous people. The journey, called the Red Road to DC, will...

Sidelined last year, the Met Gala is returning — twice

Apr. 12, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

The Met Gala is coming back. Actually, twice. The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Monday that the annual high-wattage celebration of both fashion and celebrity — canceled last year because of the pandemic — will return in person, first in September, then again in...

Museum’s virtual happy hour showcases martinis, masterpieces

Apr. 11, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — One showstopper during last Wednesday’s happy hour was the photo of a Black woman. A spotlight illuminated her everything — her voluminous Afro, her commanding pose, the multicolored frock that flowed over her frame. The other showstopper was the...

Art grows from nature in outdoor sculpture 'Hedgerow'

Apr. 11, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — On a beautiful April morning, one log intended for an art installation proved to be a little too heavy to stay upright. Luckily, no people or pickup trucks were damaged as it toppled. A few deliveries by horse and cart later, Floyd County artist...

Ex-children's museum leader pleads not guilty to child porn

Apr. 09, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former leader of a Connecticut children's museum has been charged with distributing images of child sexual abuse online, including while he worked for the museum. Robert Eckert, 56, of Simsbury, former executive director of the Lutz Children's...

Spain: Work due for auction from $1,800 may be a Caravaggio

Apr. 08, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities have slapped an export ban on a painting a day before it was due to be auctioned with a starting price tag of 1,500 euros ($1,780), saying it could be a lost work by Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The...