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  • Orlando Ballet students take 2 medals at Youth America Grand Prix

     Orlando Ballet students take 2 medals at Youth America Grand Prix
    Orlando Ballet was the only American organization to bring home two medals from the annual Youth America Grand Prix competition, which took place in New York earlier this month. Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest student ballet scholarship...
  • Metropolitan Museum says it will return Cambodian statues

    Metropolitan Museum says it will return Cambodian statues
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art has agreed to return two ancient statues to Cambodia after receiving convincing evidence they had been looted and smuggled out of the country illegally. The 10th century Khmer statues, known as the Kneeling Attendants,...
  • Intersections: Increased demand for Armenian language skills

    Intersections: Increased demand for Armenian language skills
    On a Saturday morning in a brightly lit classroom at the Burbank Adult School, a group of students are practicing their language skills. Except it's not English they're learning. It's not even Spanish. It's Armenian. Though its Western counterpart...
  • Hopi masks auctioned in Paris amid outrage and legal objections

    Hopi masks auctioned in Paris amid outrage and legal objections
    This post has been corrected. See below for details. The gavel came down on 70 sacred Hopi Indian masks at the Drouot auction house in Paris on Friday, generating $1.2 million for the owners and auctioneers – and anger and emotional cries from...
  • Syrian troops reclaim historic mosque, opposition says

    Syrian troops reclaim historic mosque, opposition says
    Syrian government troops regained control of a historic mosque in Aleppo after pushing rebel troops back from the area, a human rights group reported Sunday. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that government troops recaptured...
  • Mexico trying to stop antiquities sale at Sotheby's in Paris

    Another antiquities auction has turned into another international art dispute. This time it’s the sale, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Sotheby’s in Paris, of the Barbier-Mueller Collection of Pre-Columbian art from Mexico and Central...
  • Ancient mounds are essential Ohio historic sites

    Ancient mounds are essential Ohio historic sites
    AKRON, Ohio - Ohio is filled with lots of history. There are presidents (eight in all), Indians, a Revolutionary War fort, a War of 1812 naval battle on Lake Erie, the National Road and the Ohio & Erie Canal. There are figures from Annie Oakley and Gen....
  • 3 top-notch hotels that let Barcelona really show off

    3 top-notch hotels that let Barcelona really show off
    The 1992 Olympics transformed this into a world-class city with a bold mix of ancient and contemporary art, architecture and gastronomy. Throw in nine UNESCO World Heritage sites and eight sandy beaches on its Mediterranean coast, and it's not...
  • Take a chance on Guatemala

    Take a chance on Guatemala
    SANTIAGO ATITLAN, Guatemala — Edna Sloan sat at a table open to the street and its vendors, quietly sipping a local beer. Purchase of a beer in this pretty-enough town on Lake Atitlan entitles free access to a bano certified clean by our guide,...
  • The Frugal Traveler: World-class walking tours

    The Frugal Traveler: World-class walking tours
    While it's no secret that wandering the world by foot is a great way for travelers to save money, many are unaware of the world-class walking tours available around the globe. Many of them are bucket-list worthy and free of charge. These categories...
  • Hanoi emerging as a destination for foodies

    Hanoi emerging as a destination for foodies
    In Hanoi, soup is a way of life — the connective tissue of Vietnamese culture. With noodles, herbs and sinew, it strings together twisting streets and varied lifestyles. Here the bones, crumpled napkins and squeezed limes that litter the ground...
  • London Olympics: 10 day trips outside London

    London Olympics: 10 day trips outside London
    Ticket holders at this summer's Olympic Games will have something in common with non-sporting London visitors: At some point, they will want to flee the jam-packed capital. Luckily, escaping the madding crowds is as easy as hopping on a train. As a Brit...