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  • Superstar story teller to appear in Highland Park

     
    Donald Davis, a widely beloved story teller, will be performing in Highland Park Sept. 11 at 7 pm in the Elm Place Middle School auditorium. (more details) I've been lucky enough to cross paths with Davis at least half a......
  • Drawing inspiration from the past

     Drawing inspiration from the past
    For the last couple of weeks, Chicago artist Garland Martin Taylor has been at Yale University making presentations to curators whose museums have artifacts predating the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. His lectures have been on ways to...
  • Vandal splashes paint at National Cathedral; woman arrested

    WASHINGTON - A woman was taken into custody Monday after someone splashed paint on two chapels inside the Washington National Cathedral, the third such incident in the nation’s capital in four days. The Lincoln Memorial was defaced with paint...
  • Marge Peters served more than 20 years with Washington County Historical Society

    Marge Peters served more than 20 years with Washington County Historical Society
    ¬†There’s a cherry tree growing in the Miller House garden. It sits among the gooseberry bushes, near the grape arbor and under an ancient black walnut tree that overhangs from a neighboring property.¬† There’s a fig tree, a quince tree, a...
  • House committee proposes funding cuts for NEA, other arts groups

    A bill approved by the House of Representative's committee on appropriations would cut funding for a number of cultural organizations, including the National Endowment for the Arts, whose budget would be slashed to $75 million for the 2014 fiscal year,...
  • Animal sculptures at LAX shed light on household trash

    Animal sculptures at LAX shed light on household trash
    A glowing red elephant, two blue-green oxen and an orange and pink camel trudge beside passengers as they exit the Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley Terminal. Closer inspection of the life-size sculptures reveals the elephant’s...
  • Smithsonian Channel Set to Launch in Canada

    Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution, are partnering up to launch the Smithsonian Channel in Canada this fall. The deal marks the channel's first expansion into an...
  • Ownership fight over Alexander Graham Bell's flight research

     Ownership fight over Alexander Graham Bell's flight research
    In the early 1900s, Alexander Graham Bell intensively researched ways to lift humans heavenward on kite-like flying machines. Now comes the decidedly earthbound postscript. The detailed archive that the telephone's inventor kept of his much later...
  • Grandeur of Washington, D.C., a reminder of democracy's roots

    Grandeur of Washington, D.C., a reminder of democracy's roots
    Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and dedicated can long endure… Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address Nov. 19, 1863 Maybe Lake County needs a little majesty. That seems to turn the...
  • Getting up close and personal with Space Shuttle Atlantis

    Getting up close and personal with Space Shuttle Atlantis
    Atlantis is ready for its close-up. The orbiter that made the final flight of NASA's shuttle program now is in a new $100-million home created for it at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The 90,000-square foot attraction — called Space...
  • New Autry chief executive saddles up for challenging task

    New Autry chief executive saddles up for challenging task
    Recruiting a new leader for a big museum can take months — sometimes more than a year — involving search committees, consultants and rounds of interviews and negotiations. In the case of the Autry National Center of the American West,...
  • Southwest Museum's prospects for festive 100th birthday are dim

    Southwest Museum's prospects for festive 100th birthday are dim
    Los Angeles’ oldest museum site, the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, is celebrating its centennial this year with the debut of a new entrance halland outdoor nature center, capping a full makeover that’s already yielded new halls...