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A Dionysus bust is displayed at the museum Antiquarium, in Pompeii, southern Italy, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Decades after suffering bombing and earthquake damage, Pompeii's museum is back in business, showing off exquisite finds from excavations of the ancient Roman city. Officials of the archaeological park of the ruins of the city destroyed in 79 A.D. by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius inaugurated the museum on Monday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pompeii's museum comes back to life to display amazing finds

Jan. 25, 2021 12:39 PM EST

POMPEII, Italy (AP) — Decades after suffering bombing and earthquake damage, Pompeii’s museum has been reborn, showing off exquisite finds from excavations of the ancient Roman city. Officials of the archeological park of the ruins of the city destroyed in 79 A.D. by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius...

Anne Hoguet, 74, fan-maker and director of the hand fan-making museum poses with a feather fan at the museum in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Just like the leaves of its gilded fans, France's storied hand fan-making museum could fold up and vanish. The splendid Musee de l'Eventail in Paris, a classed historical monument, is the culture world's latest coronavirus victim. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Paris' virus-battered Fan Museum thrown life-line

Jan. 25, 2021 9:44 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris City Hall has instructed the landlord seeking to close down the city's indebted Fan Museum to extend its deadline for payment, the museum said Monday. Director Anne Hoguet said her beleaguered museum — a registered historic monument — owed 117,000 euros in rent arrears due...

Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma shouts during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Saul Young/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Westbrook sparks No. 3 UConn to win over No. 25 Tennessee

Jan. 21, 2021 10:33 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It couldn't have been a better script for Evina Westbrook's return to Rocky Top. UConn's redshirt junior guard, who transferred from Tennessee two years ago, connected on back to back fourth-quarter 3-pointers to spark the No. 3 Huskies (9-0) to a 67-61 victory over the No. 25 Lady...

California city allots $1M a year to Cheech Marin art museum

Jan. 21, 2021 3:08 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Southern California city of Riverside has approved plans to remodel its main library to display Cheech Marin’s art collection and commit about $1 million of city money a year to help pay operational costs, according to a newspaper report. The Riverside City Council voted...

Anne Hoguet, 74, fan maker and director of the hand fan-making museum poses with a wood roasted hand fan representing a falcon hunt, gouache painting g on paper from 1880 at the museum in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Just like the leaves of its gilded fans, France's storied hand fan-making museum could fold up and vanish. The splendid Musee de l'Eventail in Paris, a classed historical monument, is the culture world's latest coronavirus victim. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

U.N. calls on France to help as virus imperils Fan Museum

Jan. 21, 2021 1:09 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Just like the leaves of its gilded fans, France’s storied fan-making museum could fold and vanish. The U.N.'s cultural agency has called on France to do more to stop the splendid Musee de l’Eventail in Paris becoming the cultural world’s latest coronavirus victim. The...

Negro Leagues roots: Kansas City T-Bones renamed Monarchs

Jan. 21, 2021 1:01 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City T-Bones of the independent American Association are being renamed the Kansas City Monarchs after the team that played in the Negro Leagues. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum signed a licensing agreement with Mark Brandmeyer’s MaxFun Entertainment, owner of the...

FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, July 10, 2018, a six-meter high cartoon baby blimp depicting U.S. President Donald Trump in north London. The President Trump blimp will become part of the Museum of London's protest collection exhibition, which includes artifacts from the women’s suffrage movement, peace activists who opposed the war in Iraq during the early 2000s, and more recent protests against public spending cuts, the museum has announced Monday Jan. 18, 2021.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

Trump baby protest blimp enters Museum of London collection

Jan. 18, 2021 1:08 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Trump Baby Blimp will live on long after its namesake has left the White House. The Museum of London said Monday that it had added the giant balloon, which depicts Donald Trump as a screaming orange baby, to its collection as an illustration of the protests that greeted the U.S. president...

FILE - In this May 29, 2009 file photo, music producer Phil Spector sits in a courtroom for his sentencing in Los Angeles. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who was later convicted of murder, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at age 81.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)

Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

Jan. 17, 2021 10:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81. California state prison officials said he died Saturday of natural causes at a hospital. ...

Civil Rights, history museums free on MLK Jr. Day

Jan. 17, 2021 2:50 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History will be free to the public on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. FedEx Corporation is supporting free admission, according to a museum press release. The museums also were offering free admission...

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 31, 2011 file photo, people stand in the garden of the Rodin museum in Paris. There is a ray of light for Parisians who, like the rest of the French nation this weekend, begin to observe a tightened coronavirus curfew. The famous Rodin Museum sculpture garden reopened to visitors on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. Though the rococo museum, showcasing the world’s largest collection of Rodin sculptures, remains closed, visitors are now able to enter the sculpture-filled surrounding gardens that overlooked the gold dome of Les Invalides monument. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File)

Rodin Museum sculpture garden reopens to public

Jan. 17, 2021 1:09 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — There is a ray of light for Parisians who, like the rest of the French nation this weekend, begin to observe a tightened coronavirus curfew: The famous Rodin Museum sculpture gardens is reopening to visitors. Though the rococo museum, showcasing the world’s largest collection of Rodin...