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  • New Mexico city swamped with calls for unearthed Atari games

    One of the worst games ever made is now the hottest commodity that a New Mexico city must determine how to distribute. More than 1,300 Atari games -- including 28 copies of the coveted "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" -- and Atari consoles were unearthed...
  • Music of Michael Miles, spirit of Pete Seeger

    Music of Michael Miles, spirit of Pete Seeger
    Michael Miles opened a thick envelope filled with sheets of paper and said, "Here, have a look at these." Near the top of the pile was a copy of a typewritten letter that he received in November 1988: "Only today I was able to get to listen to your tape...
  • Smithsonian jazz orchestra headed to Palos Hills

    Smithsonian jazz orchestra headed to Palos Hills
    For an upcoming concert at Moraine Valley Community College, not just any old orchestra or any old artist will do. Indeed, it is the nation's big band traveling here to perform and pay tribute to the most celebrated jazz singer of a generation, and do...
  • George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum

    George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum
    Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who wants to establish a major museum to house his significant art and movie memorabilia collection, is considering Chicago as the location after plans for his $300 million Lucas Cultural Arts Museum stalled...
  • James Cahill dies at 87; scholar of Chinese art

    James Cahill dies at 87; scholar of Chinese art
    James Cahill, an art historian and curator who played an influential role in expanding the study and teaching of Chinese painting in the West before and after the opening up of U.S.-China relations in the early 1970s, died Feb. 14 at his home in Berkeley....
  • Yosemite bears eating like it's 1915

    Yosemite bears eating like it's 1915
    Black bears in Yosemite National Park aren’t snacking as much on human food as they did decades ago, according to new research that traces changes in the diet of Yosemite bears over the last century. Researchers analyzed samples of bear bones from...
  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
    Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • Autry's 'Route 66' exhibition looks for its funding kicks online

    Autry's 'Route 66' exhibition looks for its funding kicks online
    The Autry National Center of the American West is hoping lots of people will get their kicks by giving money online to help fund its coming exhibition “Route 66: The Road and the Romance.” The Autry, which will open the show June 8, joins...
  • Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum gets $30 million from Boeing

    The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum — one of Washington's most reliable tourist attractions — is receiving a $30-million gift from Boeing and will use the money to renovate its main exhibition space that serves as home to such...
  • New Britain Museum of American Art Was First Of Its Kind

    New Britain Museum of American Art Was First Of Its Kind
    Sam Stout's great-grandfather went to Hartford Public High and sat in class behind Frederic Church. He remembered it in his diary. "He wrote 'He was not a very good student. He was always looking out the window and drawing. I guess that worked out well...
  • Bethlehem Museum of Industrial History was a mirage

    Bethlehem Museum of Industrial History was a mirage
    For the last 15 years, the National Museum of Industrial History has been a mirage. First, it was scheduled to open by the end of 1999. Then in late 2000. Then a Preview Center in 2001 and the full museum in 2004 or 2005. Then the summer of 2008. Always...
  • Blame for National Museum of Industrial History bleak outlook is misdirected

    Blame for National Museum of Industrial History bleak outlook is misdirected
    I attended a news meeting years ago in which our editor read a letter from a guy whose arrest we reported in a story about an Allentown prostitution sting. This man said we ruined his life. His wife had left him, his children wouldn't speak to him,...