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McCartney, Swift to induct new members into rock hall

Oct. 18, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift will induct newcomers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during its annual ceremony, set for Cleveland on Oct. 30. McCartney will give the presentation for Foo Fighters, the hall announced on Monday. He's close to Foo...

Farmington exhibition focusing on birth of energy industry

Oct. 18, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A new exhibition at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park will mark the 100th anniversary of an event that changed the character of Farmington, transforming it from a small, agricultural community into a regional energy center. “Built by Gas:...

British Museum to display the world's oldest map of stars

Oct. 18, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British Museum will display what it says is the world’s oldest surviving map of the stars in a major upcoming exhibition on the Stonehenge stone circle. The 3,600-year-old “Nebra Sky Disc,” first discovered in Germany in 1999, is one of the...

St. Louis museum receives donation of 22 ‘masterpieces’

Oct. 18, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Art Museum is receiving a donation of 22 pieces of art, including two by Pablo Picasso. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the museum announced the multimillion-dollar gift from Emily Rauh Pulitzer on Monday, calling the works...

Fresh look for Mississippi planetarium before 2023 reopening

Oct. 17, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A planetarium in Mississippi's capital city is undergoing renovations and is expected to reopen at the end of 2023 with a fresh look and more extensive exhibits. This is the first renovation in decades at the Russell C. Davis Planetarium in...

Winterthur Museum names longtime employee as its director

Oct. 17, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

WINTERTHUR, De. (AP) — A longtime employee of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library has been selected to run the popular Delaware tourist attraction. Chris Strand, who previously had been head director of the garden and estate, is now in charge of the former estate of...

Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker retiring

Oct. 16, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker has announced his retirement. Baker, 68, had served in the role of president and executive director since January 2014. Jim Porter, 57, the Hall’s chief marketing and communications officer since...

Cambridge college to return looted bronze statue to Nigeria

Oct. 15, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Cambridge University college said Friday that it would return a looted bronze cockerel to Nigeria later this month, making it the first U.K. institution to hand back one of the artifacts known as the Benin Bronzes. Jesus College announced in 2019 that it...

Rhode Island preparing to vaccinate kids against COVID-19

Oct. 14, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials are preparing now to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11 in anticipation of the federal government authorizing Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for that age group, Gov. Dan McKee said Thursday. McKee and the state's health director...

Kansas museum reinstalls vandalized Native American exhibit

Oct. 13, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has reinstalled a Native American art exhibit that was vandalized in September. Museum officials announced Wednesday that the exhibit, “Native Hosts” by Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds,...