Latest Cultures News

Rhode Island arts, cultural groups share $3.5M in grants

Jan. 16, 2022 10:29 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Dozens of arts, culture, heritage and historic sites across Rhode Island are getting almost $3.5 million in help from the state government for renovation, repair and program expansion projects, officials say. The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is...

National monument proposed for Nevada site sacred to tribes

Jan. 14, 2022 16:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada congresswoman and several elected and tribal officials announced support Friday for national monument designation over a broad area south of Las Vegas they say is biologically diverse and rich with Native American cultural significance. The site would be...

With more girls pregnant, Zimbabwe pushes a return to school

Jan. 12, 2022 03:30 AM EST

MUREHWA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Inside a sparsely furnished two-room home in rural Zimbabwe, a 3-month-old baby cries. His mother, Virginia Mavhunga, spends her days making trips to the well with a bucket on her head, selling fruits and vegetables at the roadside, cooking, cleaning, washing clothes —...

Trail would connect 2 Kansas City, Kansas, history sites

Jan. 10, 2022 10:59 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Plans are underway to connect a Civil War-era commercial port on the Missouri river and a Kansas City, Kansas, park where Lewis and Clark once camped. KCUR-FM reports that the Northeast Kansas City, Kansas, Heritage Trail came to life when the Groundwork...

Police: Pennsylvania man vandalized North Carolina city hall

Jan. 07, 2022 16:50 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been arrested for writing graffiti and for breaking windows at a North Carolina city hall which is on the National Register of Historic Places, police said Friday. Reece Sebastian Jaksec, 22, was arrested on Thursday on several...

University of Kansas suspends 2 fraternities until 2027

Jan. 05, 2022 11:03 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has suspended two fraternities for five years following an investigation that accused the clubs of fostering a culture of hazing. KU Vice Provost for Student Affairs Tammara Durham on Tuesday informed Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Delta...

Nearly 300-year-old cemetery on national historic register

Jan. 04, 2022 13:47 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A nearly 300-year-old cemetery in Kingston, New Hampshire, that's the final resting place of a signer of the Declaration of Independence has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Established circa 1725, the Plains Cemetery served as the...

Teachers at culture war front lines with Jan. 6 education

Jan. 04, 2022 08:53 AM EST

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — What students are learning about the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 may depend on where they live. In a Boston suburb in heavily Democratic Massachusetts, history teacher Justin Voldman said his students will spend the day journaling about what...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 15:09 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld...

Libya’s chief prosecutor orders culture minister jailed

Dec. 29, 2021 12:01 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s top prosecutor on Wednesday ordered the country's culture minister jailed pending an investigation into allegations of corruption. General Prosecutor Al-Sediq al-Sour said in a statement that Minister Mabrouka Othman would be jailed for four days pending the...