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Auction of estate of Southern author, journalist Julia Reed

Jan. 24, 2021 12:32 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The estate of a writer who chronicled Southern food and life will be auctioned next month to benefit a charity created to continue her philanthropy. Julia Reed was 59 when she died in August of cancer. She was a contributing editor to Garden & Gun magazine, which chronicles life and...

City of Presidents already working on adding Trump statue

Jan. 22, 2021 10:57 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Donald Trump's presidency ended just two days ago, but the City of Presidents organization is already working on adding his statue in downtown Rapid City. Dallerie Davis, co-founder and artist liaison for the organization, said the project is in the concept stage and that they plan...

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...

US grant boosts 'new downtown' plan in northeast Nevada city

Jan. 21, 2021 2:27 PM EST

WEST WENDOVER, Nev. (AP) — A federal grant is giving the northeast Nevada city of West Wendover a boost toward building a ground-up downtown that it never had before. The $1.75 million allocation from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration aims to help the city prepare...

In this screen grab taken from a Zoom meeting provided by the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners, Grand Traverse County Commissioner Ron Clous holds a rifle at his home during a county commissioner meeting Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Michigan. Clous displayed the rifle during the online meeting in response to a citizen's comments about a far-right extremist group, drawing backlash from some local residents. (Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners via AP)

Michigan official shows gun after public meeting criticism

Jan. 21, 2021 1:07 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A county official in northern Michigan displayed a rifle during an online meeting in response to a citizen's comments about a far-right extremist group, drawing outrage from some local residents. Ron Clous, an elected member of the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners,...

Some Missourians asked to give back COVID-related payments

Jan. 20, 2021 11:52 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some Missourians who received unemployment insurance payments during the coronavirus pandemic are now being told they have to pay back the money. Marissa Crozier told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that unemployment insurance kept her afloat after she was laid off as a costume designer for...

Artist Brandon Litman looks on as posters of U.S. Senator-elect's Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., and Raphael Warnock tower behind him after Georgia's Senate runoff race on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Poster artist helped connect candidates, voters in Georgia

Jan. 19, 2021 3:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — For some, helping to get out the vote during Georgia's U.S. Senate runoffs meant writing checks for campaigns. Others signed up to canvass neighborhoods or make calls for campaign phone banks. Brandon Litman took a different approach by making thousands of pieces of art to connect the...

Submissions accepted in Youth Congressional Art competition

Jan. 19, 2021 4:37 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — High school artists can compete to have their pieces displayed at the U.S. Capitol for a year in the 2021 Youth Congressional Art contest. The competition is open to high school students but exceptions are made for schools that have seventh through 12th grades on one campus, the...

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...

Chicago museum launches audio series with Mexican artist

Jan. 17, 2021 9:18 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago museum will kick off a year-long series later this month by a Mexican audio artist called one of the “living masters of political theater.” The show featuring Guillermo Gómez-Peña starts Jan. 27 and will stream twice each month, according to a news release...