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  • Westminster lodge commemorates flag's symbolism

    Cadet Major Jonathan Houck knew that every fold as the U.S. flag is reduced to a triangle was symbolic, but Sunday, he learned specifically what each fold meant as he recited their meanings to the crowd gathered at the Westminster Elks Lodge. The lodge...
  • Feeling patriotic on Flag Day

    Clear your throat. Do a little vocalizing. Practice singing a scale. Now you're ready to hit that high note when you sing "… and the land of the free …" On Flag Day this Saturday when you do your best to belt out our national anthem, you'...
  • Will $3M anonymous donation save National Museum of Industrial History?

    Will $3M anonymous donation save National Museum of Industrial History?
    The National Museum of Industrial History, the embattled nonprofit accused of misspending millions of dollars, has a $3 million commitment from an anonymous donor and wants to start construction once the Pennsylvania attorney general's office finishes its...
  • Annenberg Space for Photography show frames country music in new light

     Annenberg Space for Photography show frames country music in new light
    As house photographer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville for more then three decades, Les Leverett was on hand for a lot of historic moments that unfolded at the country music palace. But even he considers himself fortunate for the circumstances that...
  • Academy Museum of Motion Pictures may have Bugs ... Bunny, that is

    Academy Museum of Motion Pictures may have Bugs ... Bunny, that is
    Most new arts and culture venues are keen on getting bugs out when they open, but the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is considering getting Bugs in. Construction hasn’t started yet, but the Los Angeles film museum that plans to open in 2017...
  • 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...
  • Hammer Museum to get exhibition on British designer Thomas Heatherwick

    Hammer Museum to get exhibition on British designer Thomas Heatherwick
    They say every cloud has its silver lining. Evidence that it’s true will be coming to the Hammer Museum early next year in the form of a touring exhibition on the work of Thomas Heatherwick, a noted British designer whose credits include a new fleet...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • College roundup: Former Navy lacrosse players to be honored

    NAVY MEN'S LACROSSE: The Tewaaraton Foundation has named former Navy lacrosse star and National Lacrosse Hall of Famer James C. "Jimmy" Lewis as the recipient of the fourth annual Tewaaraton Legends Award. Lewis concluded his college career as Navy's...