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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum buys artist's rarely seen 1926 work

This undated image provided by the O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M., shows Georgia O'Keeffe's painting, "The Barns, Lake George." The museum recently purchased the rarely seen 1926 painting for $3.3 million. (O'Keeffe Museum via AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in New Mexico now owns a rarely seen painting by the artist who helped usher in American modernism.


France's Newest Museum Is Dedicated to Bordeaux Wine

France's Newest Museum Is Dedicated to Bordeaux Wine If there was ever a doubt that France or Bordeaux takes its wine seriously, a new development settles it. A £63 million (about $92.4 million) wine museum called La Cité du Vin is set to open next week ahead of the 10th Bordeaux Wine Festival, according to the Telegraph, which snagged an early look inside the building's exhibits, tasting rooms, and wine shop. The museum is designed to be an immersive experience, according to its website, and the building itself appropriately bears strong resemblance to a wine decanter.


Dakar biennale fuels new life into Africa's contemporary art

In this photo taken Tuesday May. 10, 2016, Togo's artist Komla Eza, shows his work as part of the Dak'Art OFF, during Dakar Biennele, Africa's largest contemporary art festiva, in Dakar, Senegal. His sculptures are made from recycled and compressed flip flops and shaped into animal-like forms to focus people on the environment . (AP Photo/Carley Petesch) DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Videos projected onto massive buildings, pop up art galleries and installations in an old courthouse are features of the Dakar Biennale, Africa's largest contemporary art festival currently enlivening Senegal's capital.


Police: 1 dead, 3 others wounded in shooting inside New York City concert venue where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform

FILE- In this Jan. 20, 2016, file photo, T.I. arrives at the grand opening of "Jennifer Lopez: All I Have" show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. According to authorities several people were shot at a T.I concert in New York, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, File) Police: 1 dead, 3 others wounded in shooting inside New York City concert venue where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform.


Artist makes Louvre Pyramid disappear in optical illusion

Tourists walk around theJR project at the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. For his latest bold project, street artist JR is creating an eye-tricking installation at the Louvre Museum that makes it seem as if the huge glass pyramid at the heart of the courtyard has disappeared. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) PARIS (AP) — French street artist JR has made the famous Louvre Pyramid in Paris disappear in an optical illusion.


NYC Opera announces 1st full season after bankruptcy

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2001 file photo, composer Tobias Picker poses backstage at the Dallas Opera. Picker has been commissioned to compose "American Venus" for the New York City Opera's 75th anniversary in 2019. The opera will be based on Audrey Munson, an early 20th century figure considered by some to be the first U.S. supermodel. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, File) NEW YORK (AP) — The revived New York City Opera announced its first full season following its emergence from bankruptcy, planning 28 performances of six works in 2016-17 that include the U.S. debut of Antonio de Literes' "Los Elementos" and area premieres of Peter Eotvos' "Angels in America" and Tobin Stokes' "Fallujah."


Ex-Education Secretary Duncan named to Lucas Museum board

CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has been named to the board of directors for the museum that "Star Wars" director George Lucas hopes to build along Chicago's lakefront.

Artist recreates all of Star Wars: Episode IV in 123-meter long illustration

Artist recreates all of Star Wars: Episode IV in 123-meter long illustration A Swiss graphic designer has taken all of the events that occurred in Star Wars: A New Hope and recreated it in a 123-meter long illustration. Inspired by a series of infographics he had seen, Martin Panchaud created the image using Adobe Illustrator. On his website, Panchaud said one of the reasons he wanted to create such an elaborate image was because of how tired he grew of the internet's inability to pay attention to something.


Rome opera house taps Hollywood glitz for new 'Traviata'

Director Sofia Coppola poses during a photocall for the film "The Bling Ring" during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes By Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - Rome's opera house has called on the star power of Hollywood and high fashion for a new production that is already racking up record ticket sales for an institution that until two years ago was grappling with debt and labor disputes. Stars of stage and screen, including reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West, converged on Rome on Sunday for a gala dress rehearsal of Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata", which tells the tragic story of a self-sacrificing courtesan in 19th-century Paris. Veteran designer Valentino Garavani produced this version of "La Traviata", which opens on May 24 and runs till June 30, through his foundation.


Steven Tyler, Jeff Koons Celebrate Tony Bennett at Power of Love Gala

The jazz legend was the guest of honor at Keep Memory Alive's 20th annual charity gala in Las Vegas.

Miley Cyrus, Marc Jacobs and Artist Marilyn Minter Join Forces to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood

Minter opened up about women's rights and Donald Trump at Sunday's launch of her MileyxMarilyn project at Bookmarc in West Hollywood.

Coppola revels in homecoming and 'scary' challenge of first opera

Sofia Coppola, pictured on December 4 , 2015, has teamed up with Nathan Crowley, a production designer behind the Batman triology, for a new production of classic Italian opera "La Traviata" Sofia Coppola says she is loving the "scary" challenge of directing an opera for the first time as she prepares for the premiere of her production of "La Traviata" in Rome next week. The American film director has teamed up with Nathan Crowley, the British production designer behind the Batman trilogy, for a new production of the classic Italian opera with the costumes designed by fashion's king of glamour, the veteran designer Valentino. "I've really enjoyed my first experience in the theatre," Coppola, 45, told a press conference on Friday ahead of Tuesday's opening of the latest interpretation of Giuseppe Verdi's romantic tragedy at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.


Vesta Coffee Roasters to Perk Up the Arts District

Vesta Coffee Roasters to Perk Up the Arts District Aiming for a summer debut, Vesta Coffee Roasters intend to expand their online retail coffee business into a fully-fledged "roastery" and coffee shop. A rendering on the brand's Twitter feed hints the space will feature booths, an industrial-chic design and a coffee bar with stools for guests to sit right up close to the pouring action.


Sofia Coppola tries her hand at opera in Rome

FILE - In this Monday, May 19, 2014 file photo, Sofia Coppola poses for photographers as she arrives for the screening of Foxcatcher at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Oscar-winning film director Sofia Coppola is taking a break from movies to direct a new production of Verdi's "La Traviata" at the Rome Opera House. She told reporters Friday, May 20, 2016 that Valentino's invitation to work in opera was "scary" and "very unfamiliar" for her, but that she was motivated by the opportunity to work in the Rome Opera House "with the very beautiful costumes."(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file) ROME (AP) — Oscar-winning film director Sofia Coppola is taking a break from movies to direct a new production of Verdi's "La Traviata" at the Rome Opera House.


Genoa maritime museum seeks possession of Columbus letter

A reprinted copy of Christopher Columbus original letter written in 1493 about the discovery of the New World is displayed during a press conference in Rome, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The United States has returned to Italy a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 about his discovery of the New World that was stolen from a Florence library and unwittingly acquired by the Library of Congress. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis) MILAN (AP) — A state maritime museum in Christopher Columbus' birthplace of Genoa has asked Italy's culture minister to let it become the custodian of the recently recovered 1493 letter in which the explorer described his discoveries.


German history museum explores 6 decades of immigration

The motorbike, a present for the one-millionth guest worker is displayed at the exhibition 'Multicultural Germany, A Country Of Immigration' in Berlin, Germany, Friday, May 20, 2016. Germany’s main national history museum is exploring six decades of migration to the country - a story of often-ambivalent but changing attitudes that goes from the arrival of the first southern European “guest workers” to today’s migrant influx from the Arab world and beyond. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) BERLIN (AP) — Germany's main national history museum is exploring six decades of migration to the country — a story of often-ambivalent but evolving attitudes that goes from the arrival of the first southern European "guest workers" to today's migrant influx from the Arab world and elsewhere.


James Corden Proves He's the Fiercest Choreographer Dancing with the Stars Will Ever Know

James Corden Proves He's the Fiercest Choreographer Dancing with the Stars Will Ever Know James Corden: actor, late-night host, diva. The Late Late Show host was thrilled to be asked to choreograph Dancing with the Stars. But even when he learned he'd only be choreographing a 20-second bumper, Corden refused to let pride get in the way of his big moment. Decked out in a sequin, feathered ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com James Corden The Late Late Show With James Corden Dancing with the Stars This article, James Corden Proves He's the Fiercest Choreographer Dancing with the Stars Will Ever Know, originally appeared on TVGuide.com.


James Corden Steps Into 'Dancing With the Stars' as Arrogant Choreographer in 'Late Late Show' Bit

"I am a lot of things, but I am not quick and I am not fun, not when it comes to dance, or sex for that matter."

Museum celebrates Star Trek at 50 with artifacts, tribbles

In this photo taken Wednesday, May 18, 2016, costumes and pieces of the set of the "Star Trek" TV series are displayed in the exhibit, "Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds," as part of a 50th anniversary celebration of the TV show and films at the EMP Museum, in Seattle. The exhibit opens on Saturday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) SEATTLE (AP) — It's been 50 years since the Starship Enterprise began its five-year mission to boldly go where no man had gone before, and Seattle's EMP Museum is marking the anniversary with an exhibition honoring "Star Trek" and its influence on pop culture and society.


A Former Pro Player Turned Twitter Artist Created These Incredible Basketball Caricatures

A Former Pro Player Turned Twitter Artist Created These Incredible Basketball Caricatures Fashion forward hammer dunking maniac commission… pic.twitter.com/omkfipKINy


Russian performance artist convicted in pro-Ukraine protest

FILE - In this Thursday, March 31, 2016 file photo Russian artist Petr Pavlensky speaks to journalists as he sits in a cage in court room in Moscow, Russia. Pavlensky, the Russian artist known for his radical politically charged performances was convicted Thursday, May 19, 2016 of vandalism for a pro-Ukraine protest and sentenced to 16-months in prison.(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file ) MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian performance artist known for his radical, politically charged performances was convicted Thursday of vandalism for a pro-Ukraine protest and sentenced to 16 months in prison.


Luisotti to step down as SF Opera music director in 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nicola Luisotti says he will end his term as music director of the San Francisco Opera when his contract expires at the end of the 2017-18 season.

Drake leapfrogs Bieber as top artist on Spotify

Cover art for 2016 Drake album "Views" The rapper Drake, who has found massive success with his latest album "Views," has topped fellow Canadian Justin Bieber as the most-streamed artist on Spotify. The feat on the world's biggest streaming platform comes even though Drake has a commercial deal with Spotify's rival Apple where he initially released "Views" as an exclusive. Drake as of early Wednesday had 3.21 billion streams globally, compared with 3.18 billion for Bieber on the list of music data aggregator Kworb.


Patriots' Gronkowski not exactly a swan in 1st ballet lesson

BOSTON (AP) — Don't look for Rob Gronkowski to spike his slippers in the end zone anytime soon.

A Famous Murder Mystery Comes Up in Graffiti Artist's Lawsuit Over Katy Perry's Met Gala Dress

Does "illegal" art get copyright protection?

Drake Tops Justin Bieber as Most-Streamed Artist on Spotify

The milestone is especially impressive given the limited time that the whole of Drake's new record 'Views' has been available on the platform — less than a week.

The Whitney Museum's Studio Party Draws Leandra Medine, Emily Weiss

Fashion insiders and art enthusiasts alike flocked to the Whitney Museum of American Art's annual Gala on Tuesday night.

The Latest: Perlman says symphony wouldn't print opposition

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Violinist Itzhak Perlman's cancellation of his North Carolina performance

A Beer Museum Could Open In Chicago With A Brewpub & Rooftop Bar

A Beer Museum Could Open In Chicago With A Brewpub & Rooftop Bar A brewpub where visitors would "dine on food and craft beer from around the globe" is part of the plans for the Chicago Brewseum, a yet-to-be-funded project with the likes of Goose Island Brewing Co. founder John Hall and Chicago History Museum's Dan Oliver onboard. Liz Garibay of History On Tap brainstormed the idea for a beer museum in Chicago back in 2013, according to Time Out Chicago.


Record-holding symphony bassist, 87, collapses onstage, dies

In this Feb. 4, 2016 photo provided by Dustin Thomas Chambers, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra bassist Jane Little is photographed after performing 71 years to the day after her first concert for a Guinness World Record in Atlanta. Little died at age 87 after collapsing onstage during a performance Sunday, May 15, 2016, of "There's No Business Like Show Business," the orchestra said. She was briefly revived before dying at an Atlanta hospital. The bassist was recognized by Guinness World Records for the longest professional tenure with a single orchestra. (Courtesy of Dustin Thomas Chambers) Jane Little, an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra bassist whose career spanned a world-record 71 years with a single orchestra, has died at age 87 after collapsing onstage during a performance. Details of a memorial service were still pending on Monday, the orchestra said.


Auction of WWII internment camp art, mementos sparks outrage

Bay Area residents say they are shocked and outraged by an upcoming auction of personal mementos and art collected from Japanese-Americans forced into internment camps during World War II.

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Sacramento Families Of Internment Camp Survivors Demand Auction House Cancel Sale Of Art

Barbara Takei says many of those held against their will in camps produced beautiful works of art and paintings. But now many of those artifacts are in the hands of the Rago Auction House in New Jersey. It’s not revealing who the seller is.

Survey: Most Vegas Tourists Married, Many From California

Survey: Majority of Vegas tourists married, 45 years old, one-third from California

Here’s a Breakdown of the Tourists Who Visited Vegas Last Year

Most are married, and many are from California

Show spotlights work of cartoonist

MERIDEN — Combine a passion for local history along with a talent for creating cartoons and comics, and the result is an art show, called “Drawing Blood.”

5 things to do this week

14th Annual Student Art Show , opening reception at 5 p.m., today, April 15 at York Library.

Show spotlights Meriden cartoonist’s work

MERIDEN — Combine a passion for local history along with a talent for creating cartoons and comics, and the result is an art show, called “Drawing Blood.”

Santa Monica Museum of Art to leave longtime home at Bergamot Station

The Santa Monica Museum of Art is suspending operations, calling a time out to consider its options for a future away from its longtime but no longer hospitable home at the Bergamot Station art complex.

Survey: Only 12 percent come to Las Vegas mainly to gamble

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it has a pretty good idea who visited the destination last year: 45-year-old married people making $40,000 or more with ...

Survey: Majority of Vegas tourists married, 45 years old, one-third from California

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it has a pretty good idea who visited the destination last year: 45-year-old married people making $40,000 or more with one-third of them coming from neighboring California.

Survey: Most Vegas tourists married, many from California - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it has a pretty good idea who visited the destination last year: 45-year-old married people making $40,000 or more with one-third of them coming from neighboring California.

Jake Epstein to debut play he co-wrote with author-mom Kathy Kacer

Former "Degrassi" star Jake Epstein is back from Broadway and about to debut a play he co-wrote with his mother, author Kathy Kacer. "It should be disastrous," Epstein says with a laugh in a phone interview.

COMMUNITY NOTES: Recycled art and fashion show set, more

Chamber sets old west casino night JURUPA VALEY – Looking for some fun in the Old West? Mosey on over to the Country Village Ballroom on Friday, April 17 ,for the Old West Casino Night sponsored by the Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce. The event...

'Old Guys' Paintings Displayed at Woodstock Opera House

The participants in an art show in the community room at the Woodstock Opera House during the month of April had to make a name change on the fly when one of the three participating artists backed out.

Bendy shows off crafty colours

The Bendemeer Colours of Autumn Art and Craft Show is on this week and boasts more than 300 exhibits across several categories at the Bendemeer Community Hall.

'Forbidden Broadway' comes to Jackson Stables

Kirksville Parks and Recreation is bringing a hilarious take on Broadway musicals to local audiences with its dinner theater presentations of “Forbidden Broadway” beginning this week.

The circus goes 'Xtreme' when Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey come to Las Vegas

Head on an adventure around the world when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey bring their all-new “Circus Xtreme” to Las Vegas for seven shows.

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Students invited to submit art for show

Entries are still being accepted for an art show featuring the work of local students. Students can submit drawing, painting, beadwork, ceramics, pottery and sculpture to the Del Norte County Unified School District Office by Wednesday. The work will be on display at the Gallery of Arts and Culture from April 24 to May 10.