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RI program serving 100 people with disabilities to close

Aug. 11, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A day program that consistently served more than 100 people with disabilities in Rhode Island will close in September because of financial losses, the organization said. Resources for Human Development, a nonprofit based in Philadelphia, will close its Rhode Island location because...

Madison Elliott and Madeleine Scott choreograph elements of the next Headlights Theater performance on Tuesday, July 28, in a parking lot in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Erin Bormett/The Argus Leader via AP)

Sioux Falls Park and Art pop-up shows blend ballet, music

Aug. 8, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The founder of South Dakota’s first professional ballet company wanted to thrust her group into the spotlight this year with a black-tie gala and performances by some of the world’s top dancers. But the light went out on Madeleine Scott’s plans. Her group,...

Virtual art show offers encouragement to Lakota artists

Jul. 26, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

The Red Cloud Indian Art Show held every summer on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota is usually an intimate gathering — a chance for local Lakota artists to rub elbows with big-name artists in the Indigenous art world. Not this year. But organizers have found a way to carry out the show for...

A woman takes in an art exhibit from the backseat of a car as she is driven through a warehouse displaying paintings and photos in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, July 24, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Galleries, cinemas, theaters and museums are closed due to the restrictive measures to avoid the spread of COVID-19, but a group of artists and a curator found a way to overcome the restrictions to share their art with the residents of Brazil’s largest city. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Galleries shut by COVID-19, Brazil has a drive-thru art show

Jul. 24, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — With galleries and museums shuttered for the coronavirus pandemic, a Brazilian art gallery owner decided to adapt the culture of drive-in movies to the visual arts and inaugurated a drive-thru exhibition in Sao Paulo. “DriveThru.Art” displays art works on 18 panels measuring...

Artists paint Black Lives Matter murals in Battle Creek

Jun. 23, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A festival in southwest Michigan has organized a Black Lives Matter mural project to ignite the community's creative spirit in support of social justice. Color the Creek, Michigan's First Street Art Festival since 2016, is an event in Battle Creek capped with day-long live mural...

Curtis Blaydes stifles Volkov in UFC heavyweight bout

Jun. 20, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes dominated Alexander Volkov with wrestling Saturday night, earning his fourth consecutive victory in a suffocating unanimous decision. Featherweight Josh Emmett won a unanimous decision over Shane Burgos in a thrilling joint performance during the...