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Couple who bought $120k banana art sense it will be iconic

Dec. 12, 2019 3:26 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami couple who bought a headline-grabbing banana duct-taped to a wall have acknowledged the absurdity of the artwork, but say they believe it will become an icon and plan to gift it to a museum. Billy and Beatrice Cox said in a statement that they spent more than $100,000 on the...

Billy Joel, Kardashians Diplo descend on Miami for Art Basel

Dec. 6, 2019 3:41 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As gallerists and collectors descend on Miami's most prestigious art fair by day, the Hollywood crowd knows it's all about the exclusive after parties. Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Pharrell were in town while DJ Khaled and rappers Travis Scott and Gucci Mane held court late night....

Providence center offers “sensory friendly” performances

Nov. 24, 2019 2:28 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence Performing Arts Center is offering shows specifically designed to be more welcoming to people with Autism. WPRI-TV reports that on Sunday the center is hosting a “sensory-friendly” performance of the Acrobats of Cirque-Tacular. A sensory-friendly version...

Art show seeks the ‘real Moscow’ in grim suburbs

Nov. 24, 2019 10:16 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — As sleet falls on a cold November day, communist-era apartment blocks dominating Moscow’s suburban skyline look bleak and forbidding. But it’s precisely these sprawling city outskirts that are the focus of a major international art exhibition. “Beyond the Center”...

Aberdeen sewing club continues ornament making tradition

Nov. 16, 2019 1:05 AM EST

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — It seemed this time last year that Marguerite Newman was in the final chapter of the Storybook Sewing Ladies group after more than half a century. She was the last active member. She pushed the thought aside and busied herself sewing Christmas tree ornament sets of Dorothy and Toto,...

Louisiana hosting 16th annual state book festival Saturday

Nov. 1, 2019 4:08 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is hosting its annual state book festival celebrating readers and writers for a 16th year in Baton Rouge. The event will be held at the Louisiana State Capitol, the nearby state library and the surrounding grounds on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 230 authors and...

NC art show marks arrival of first enslaved Africans

Oct. 27, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Fifteen ashen figures stand with their eyes downcast, their wrists shackled. Men, women and children. Trails of rust-colored droplets line their chests and cheeks like the residue of sweat and tears. Chains run across the floor, connecting the figures' wrists to a shipping pallet...

Students to host comic arts festival in Virginia capital

Oct. 24, 2019 4:22 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A one-day comic arts festival for local comic creators will be held in Richmond, Virginia, next month. The Richmond Indie Comic Expo will be held on Nov. 17 at James Branch Cabell Library. The expo will be run by Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts students. It will...