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Jimmy Page reflects on Led Zeppelin's legacy and its sound

Apr. 19, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jimmy Page was a young student, he had already developed such an inseparable relationship with his guitar that school officials would often confiscate it. "It would be given back at the end of the day. And this was quite repetitive," Page said. That dedication worked out pretty well...

Ai Weiwei remembers disappearance of 43 Mexican students

Apr. 18, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's interest in studying human rights around the world led to his meeting with relatives of the 43 college students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014. That encounter led, in turn, to his new exhibit in Mexico's capital. Ai has lived under house arrest in...

Wild bee species critical to pollination on the decline

Apr. 18, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire wanted to understand if the documented declines hitting honeybees and...

French tycoons show competitive streak over Notre Dame aid

Apr. 16, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two of France's richest men, long locked in a very public rivalry, are once again pitted against each other — this time over flashy and competing donations to rebuild Notre Dame. Billionaire luxury tycoons — Bernard Arnault, 70, and Francois Pinault, 82 — are among...

To a tea: handcrafted gifts that celebrate a nice cuppa

Apr. 16, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

Lana Effron, a Denver-based graphic designer with an online shop and a collaboration with Terrain , the home and garden retailer, has a motto she brings to all her work. "Nice matters," Effron says. "That little bit extra of something handmade, something original, makes even a small gesture significant and...

Notre Dame hailed as monument to the 'best of civilization'

Apr. 16, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame, a survivor of wars and revolutions, has stood for centuries as not merely the greatest of the Gothic cathedrals and a towering jewel of Western architecture. It has stood, in the words of one shell-shocked art expert, as "one of the great monuments to the best of civilization."...

The Latest: World mourns Paris fire, offers rebuilding help

Apr. 15, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 5:30 a.m. World leaders are mourning the devastating fire damage at the Notre Dame Cathedral. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says the damage was "a loss for all of us" and called for the world to come together to...

Brazilian president faces opposition in NY over museum event

Apr. 13, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The president of Brazil may not be a welcome guest in New York — at least, not at one event. President Jair Bolsonaro is to be honored at the American Museum of Natural History in May, invited by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce that rented space there for its annual gala....

New Orleans African American Museum reopens after 6 years

Apr. 13, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans African American Museum has reopened after being closed for six years. The museum , a showplace of art and historical artifacts relating to the city's African American heritage, first opened in 2000 and closed in 2013 for financial reasons. It reopened its doors Thursday....

Parents press Harvard to remove Sackler name from art museum

Apr. 12, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Parents whose children fatally overdosed on opioids are demanding Harvard University remove the name of a family whose company makes the powerful painkiller OxyContin from a building that housed one of its art museums. About two dozen parents protested Friday outside the building...