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Russian performance artist requests asylum in France

MOSCOW (AP) — A controversial Russian performance artist said on Monday has requested asylum in France after being informed of rape accusations against him.

Iraqi artist recreates ancient works destroyed by Islamic State

Ninos Thabet, an 18-year-old Christian who studied art at Mosul University, creates miniature replicas of statues destroyed by militants when they overran the 3,000-year-old Assyrian city of Nimrud 2-1/2 years ago, in Erbil By Bushra Shakhshir ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - As Iraqi forces fight to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State, an artist in nearby Erbil is chiseling at clay in a tiny, unheated studio to recreate historic Assyrian monuments destroyed by the group. Ninos Thabet, an 18-year-old Christian who studied art at Mosul University, is creating miniature replicas of statues the jihadists destroyed when they overran the 3,000-year-old Assyrian city of Nimrud, south of Mosul, 2-1/2 years ago. Once the capital of an empire stretching across the ancient Middle East, Nimrud is one of several historic sites that Islamic State looted and ransacked when they seized large swathes of Iraq and neighboring Syria in 2014.


Russian 'scrotum protest' artist seeks asylum in France

Russian artist Pavlensky speaks during interview in Kiev By Alessandra Prentice and Margaryta Chornokondratenko KIEV (Reuters) - Russian dissident artist Pyotr Pavlensky, whose protests against the state have included nailing his scrotum to Moscow's Red Square, has said he plans to seek asylum in France. Pavlensky, 32, fled to Ukraine with his partner last month to avoid being sent to prison on what he said were trumped-up allegations of committing a sex crime. In his first interview since leaving, he said the Russia of President Vladimir Putin had become increasingly authoritarian and intolerant of dissenting voices.


Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston Perform Soap Opera Made With Kanye Lyrics on ‘Corden’

Thursday “The Late Late Show” debuted a new take on soap operas, “The Bold and the Lyrical,” with all the surprisingly apt words coming from Kanye West lyrics. Biel, Cranston, Giovanni Ribisi, and Corden delivered lines like, “How can I be so reckless?” and, “Oh, she's a gold digger, way over town,” to a goofy plot involving a wedding.

AP PHOTOS: 7-decade passion for toys fills Mexico museum

In this Jan. 11, 2017 photo, a man walks past the entrance to the Mexico Antique Toy Museum in Mexico City. The Mexico Antique Toy Museum is a four story building filled with toys and objects that bring back childhood memories to the visitors that enter this unique place. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Even as a child, Roberto Shimizu loved collecting things.


French prosecutor appeals against tax fraud acquittal of Wildenstein art-dealer family

FILE PHOTO International art dealer Guy Wildenstein arrives for his trial at Paris court The French financial prosecutor's office said on Friday that it had launched an appeal against an earlier ruling this week to acquit wealthy art dealer Guy Wildenstein and seven others of tax fraud charges. In a statement, the financial prosecutor's office said there were valid grounds for an appeal given that "the case had shown a clear intention to evade paying tax", even if the final ruling had been to acquit the defendants. Wildenstein and the other defendants were acquitted this week due to a legal loophole which the Paris court acknowledged might not be understood by the general public.


New York artist Jeffrey Deitch teams with Uniqlo on 'Art for All'

Uniqlo's SoHo flagship store will host an Art for All pop-up shop beginning January 20. Fashion brand Uniqlo is collaborating with Soho artist Jeffrey Deitch on a new project titled "Art for All," with pop-up art shops set to launch at select New York stores on January 20. On January 20, Art for All shops will launch in Uniqlo's Soho and 34th Street stores, which will feature a historic display of art products created by artists involved in the Times Square Show -- a groundbreaking 1980 exhibition -- and other activities like it that sought to democratize art. In February, Uniqlo will hold two live screen-printing events, set to take place at the Soho flagship store on February 4 (with Tom Otterness and Jane Dickson) and February 11 (with AIKO and Daze).


Loretta Lynn, Shania Twain, Jason Aldean get museum exhibits

FILE - In this March 17, 2016 file photo, Loretta Lynn performs at the BBC Music Showcase at Stubb's during South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will feature exhibits on Lynn, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, and Shania Twain in 2017. The museum announced Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 their slate of exhibitions for the new year, which also includes a new exhibition called American Currents, focusing on music from 2016. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will feature exhibits on Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Loretta Lynn and Shania Twain in 2017.


UK lawmaker to head V&A Museum, triggering special election

FILE - In this Thursday, April 9, 2015 file photo, Britain's Labour Party Education Secretary Tristram Hunt speaks during a press conference to launch their education manifesto in London. The Victoria & Albert Museum says Friday Jan. 13, 2017, British Labour Party lawmaker Tristram Hunt has been appointed its new director. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File) LONDON (AP) — A British Labour Party lawmaker has been appointed the new director of London's Victoria & Albert Museum, the museum announced Friday. The move triggers a special election for his seat.


Star-Studded Event Celebrates First African American Museum

A star-studded audience gathered at the Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C., for a night entitled “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America,” a celebration of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

French judge clears art dealer Wildenstein of tax fraud

PARIS (AP) — A French judge has cleared international art dealer Guy Wildenstein of hiding valuable paintings to dodge paying tax.

Indonesia's Museum MACAN announces 2017 opening

Exterior rendering of Museum MACAN The highly anticipated Museum MACAN, Indonesia's first major contemporary art museum, has announced it will open its doors to the public in November 2017. Located in Jakarta, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) is among the most highly anticipated new cultural institutions of 2017. The museum is founded by businessman Haryanto Adikoesoemo and welcomed a new director, Aaron Seeto, in November, before announcing its launch plans this week.


Los Angeles to house movie mogul George Lucas museum

The concept for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, announced on January 10, 2017, to be built in Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California Los Angeles (AFP) - 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas picked Los Angeles over San Francisco as the home of his future $1 billion museum. The Museum of Narrative Art will be located in LA's Exposition Park, near the downtown area, and will house the filmmaker's extensive collection of art and film memorabilia, including some from the "Star Wars" franchise. Lucas has said he will almost entirely fund the museum, which will sit on a seven-acre (three-hectare) location and whose design looks like a huge space ship.


Los Angeles beats San Francisco for George Lucas museum site

FILE - This undated file concept design provided by the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art shows a rendering of their proposed museum, just west and north of the Coliseum in Exposition Park in Los Angeles. "Star Wars" creator George Lucas and his team announced Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, they have chosen Los Angeles over San Francisco as the home of the museum that will showcase his work. After what organizers called an extremely difficult decision, they announced Tuesday that the museum will be built in Exposition Park in Los Angeles, where it will sit alongside other more traditional museums. (Lucas Museum of Narrative Art via AP, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The force, it seems, was with Los Angeles. And San Francisco was left on the dark side.


Breedlove, land-speed record breaker, can sue Chicago museum

In this Oct. 28, 1964 photo, Craig Breedlove appears with a model of his jet-powered racer "Spirit of America" at the Water Tower Hotel in Chicago. A judge has ruled that Breedlove can move forward with his legal claim that Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry damaged the jet car he used to set a land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in 1964. Breedlove says the museum caused more than $395,000 in damage to the car. It was displayed at the museum for 50 years and returned to him in October 2015. (Ray Gora/Chicago Tribune via AP) CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has ruled that Craig Breedlove can move forward with his legal claim that Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry damaged the jet car he used to set a land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in 1964.


After decades of slights, Cuban artist tastes fame at 101

Pioneer Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera has been painting for decades. Herrera may not be in her prime, but her career is going gangbusters. Good lord! They waited too long," Herrera said in an interview at her apartment and studio in Union Square, where she has lived for nearly 50 years.


London museum bids farewell to Dippy the dinosaur

Visitors look a Dippy the diplodocus at the Natural History Museum in London Britain's Natural History Museum bids farewell to its most famous exhibit, Dippy the diplodocus, on Wednesday after almost four decades of greeting visitors before being dismantled ahead of a national tour. For 35 years, the huge skeleton cast, 4.25 metres (14 ft) high and 21 metres long, has been the first sight visitors see when they enter the London museum's main entrance. From the end of 2020, a bronze cast of Dippy will then go on display outside the museum.


Ballet dancer says she's losing job because she's too tall

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 5-foot-11 dancer who performed as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Pennsylvania Ballet's Nutcracker this season says she's being dropped from the company because she's too tall.

London museum bids farewell to Dippy the dinosaur

Visitors look a Dippy the diplodocus at the Natural History Museum in London Britain's Natural History Museum bids farewell to its most famous exhibit, Dippy the diplodocus, on Wednesday after almost four decades of greeting visitors before being dismantled ahead of a national tour. For 35 years, the huge skeleton cast, 4.25 metres (14 ft) high and 21 metres long, has been the first sight visitors see when they enter the London museum's main entrance. From the end of 2020, a bronze cast of Dippy will then go on display outside the museum.


Plot twists, suspense mark George Lucas' plans for museum

This concept design provided by the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art shows a rendering of their proposed museum on Treasure Island in San Francisco. In January George Lucas, the legendary filmmaker, is expected to decide whether he will put a museum for his extensive personal art collection in San Francisco or Los Angeles, after other attempts were upended by community opposition. (Lucas Museum of Narrative Art via AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — George Lucas is no stranger to epic struggles on the big screen, but he didn't expect one off-camera when it came to his art collection.


After financial setback, $305M Miami science museum rises

In this Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 photo, the building housing the aquarium at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is shown under construction in Miami. Rising next to Miami's spiffy new bayside art museum is a $305 million science museum that, like South Florida, is focused in large part on water: its centerpiece is a 500,000-gallon aquarium that will feature sharks, tuna, mahi-mahi and even sea turtles, with other smaller tanks for corals and other sea life. The Frost Science Museum, scheduled to open this spring. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI (AP) — A new $305 million science museum in Miami that officials say will be one of the nation's most sophisticated is on target to open in the spring, after surviving a financial setback that had threatened to derail the project.


Legendary US cartoon artist Tyrus Wong dies, aged 106

Legendary US cartoon artist Tyrus Wong dies, aged 106 Legendary animation artist Tyrus Wong, whose evocative sketches were used to create Disney's groundbreaking "Bambi" cartoon, has died at the age of 106, the company said. "Tyrus Wong had a gift for evoking incredible feeling in his art with simple, gestural composition," said a statement released by the company, where he spent a brief few years before decamping to nearby rival Warner Brothers. "Though Tyrus worked at The Walt Disney Studios only three years, between 1938 and 1941, his influence on the artistic composition of the animated feature Bambi cannot be overstated," Disney said.


Correction: Museum of Broken Relationships story

Amber Clisura poses for a picture next to the meat smoker she donated to the new Museum of Broken Relationships Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Los Angeles. After her husband asked for a divorce, Clisura gave back her engagement ring, kicked him out of the house and tossed everything that reminded her of the ruined marriage. Except for one item: a polished steel barbecue smoker that her future ex-husband had fashioned for her from an old oil drum. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Dec. 29 about the Museum of Broken Relationships in Los Angeles, The Associated Press reported erroneously the nature of Amber Clisura's relationship. She was engaged, not married, and her fiancé, not her husband, broke off their relationship.


Museum getting a massive geodesic dome with 61 glass eyes

This computer illustration provided by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Dec. 28, 2016, shows a rendering of how inventor Buckminster Fuller's Fly's Eye Dome will look when installed on museum grounds in Bentonville, Ark. The museum recently told its patrons it intends to construct the futuristic dome in the summer of 2017. (Jessi Mueller/Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art via AP) BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A massive geodesic dome with 61 glass eyes is coming to Arkansas' Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.


Multimedia version of 'A Portrait of Artist as a Young Man' honors centenary

James Joyce's semi-autobiographical 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' was published as a single volume in 1916. To mark 100 years on December 29, 2016 since the publication of James Joyce's semi-autobiographical novel "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man", scholars at University College Dublin have released a multimedia version of the book complete with maps, data visualization and a new audiobook. The digital multimedia edition reproduces the text of the novel's original 1916 publication in a single volume by B.W. Huebsch Inc. in New York.


South Korea investigators look into alleged artist blacklist

South Korea's ambassador to France Mo Chul-min, front right, arrives at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. South Korean investigators on Thursday summoned Mo as they widened their inquiry into a corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye to include allegations that her administration blacklisted thousands of artists for their political beliefs. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean investigators on Thursday summoned the country's ambassador to France as they widened their inquiry into a corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye to include allegations her administration blacklisted thousands of artists for their political beliefs.


The Baylor Punter's Incredible Flop Deserves To Be In A Museum

The Baylor Punter's Incredible Flop Deserves To Be In A Museum On Tuesday night, Baylor took on Boise State in the not-quite-legendary Motel 6 Cactus Bowl, and though the matchup might not have been appointment television, Baylor punter Drew Galitz put on an acting display worth the price of admission. After his foot grazed a Boise State special teamer’s helmet, he recoiled as if he had been hit by a car, and proceeded to roll around on the ground as if he had been hit by a second car. The performance earned a flag for roughing the kicker, and the praise of the Baylor sideline.


Beijing's Palace Museum to open Hong Kong branch

The West Kowloon Cultural District, seen here on March 5, 2011, will be home to the Hong Kong Palace Museum. A new Hong Kong outpost of the Palace Museum, a vast institution in Beijing that holds 1.8 million cultural artefacts, is expected to open in the West Kowloon Cultural District in 2022. Beijing's Palace Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has vast holdings of paintings, ceramics, calligraphy and antiquities from the Chinese imperial collections, and displays just a small fraction of them at any given time. The Hong Kong branch will rely on long-term loans from the original Palace Museum to display art covering 5,000 years of Chinese history.


Berlin calls off exhibition of modern art from Tehran museum

BERLIN (AP) — Plans for a major exhibition in Berlin of works from the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art have been scrapped because Iran hasn't granted permission for their export, the German capital's museum authority said Tuesday.

16-year-old pivots from a Kenyan slum to the ballet stage

In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, Kenyan ballet dancer Joel Kioko, 16, strikes a pose as a joke as he walks through the courtyard of a school where he was teaching young dancers, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. In a country not usually associated with classical ballet, Kenya's most promising young ballet dancer Joel Kioko has come home for Christmas from his training in the United States, to dance a solo in The Nutcracker and teach holiday classes to aspiring dancers in Kibera, the Kenyan capital's largest slum. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In a country not usually associated with classical ballet, a 16-year-old dancer leaps onto the stage, his gravity-defying turns taking the audience's breath away.


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.”

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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

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'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.