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  • Spring Fest planned for Allentown is just the beginning of cultural festivals, founder says

    Spring Fest planned for Allentown is just the beginning of cultural festivals, founder says
    The new Spring Fest German-style music festival announced this week for May 17 on the grounds of  Maingate Nightclub at Allentown Fairgrounds is just the start of an effort to revitalize cultural entertainment events in the city, organizers say. Already...
  • Google goes street: L.A. launch party celebrates public art

    Google goes street: L.A. launch party celebrates public art
    Google knows how to throw a party. On Tuesday night, to mark the second installment of the Google Art Project’s Street Art collection – a searchable online database of public artworks around the globe – the tech giant held a lavish re-...
  • Homeland Security Investigations agents help track down rare stolen book

    Homeland Security Investigations agents help track down rare stolen book
    A thief had stolen a rare 16th-century book from Italy. It was Marty Hamlin's job to find it, and help bring it home. Hamlin, a special agent in Baltimore for Homeland Security Investigations — an arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement &#...
  • Outrage: Extremists take ancient statues, damage Iraqi site

    Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric joined UNESCO Friday in decrying the Islamic State group's attack on the renowned archaeological site of Nimrud, a nearly-3,000 year-old city in present-day Iraq whose treasures were one of the 20th century's most...
  • Understated Modernism In Connecticut Farm Country

    Understated Modernism In Connecticut Farm Country
    LAKEVILLE — The barns were falling down. The little farmhouse was covered with asbestos siding. The views were gorgeous, but the meadow was impassably thick with brambles and high grasses. "People were afraid," says Pilar Proffitt. "We got...
  • Morton Grove Park District showcases Korean culture

    Morton Grove Park District showcases Korean culture
    The spotlight will shine on Korea at Morton Grove Park District's Seasonal Showcase of Cultures, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 at the Civic Center, 6140 Dempster St. "This is part of a series of events that we started to showcase the different cultures...
  • The Industry, wild Up to workshop new operas at 'First Take'

    The Industry, wild Up to workshop new operas at 'First Take'
    Yuval Sharon, artistic director of the experimental L.A. opera company the Industry, believes that opera is an emerging art form. Yes, he knows it's been around since the late 16th century, but he's passionate about its future: What opera can be. In...
  • Prince William visits China after tour of Japan

    Prince William visits China after tour of Japan
    Ni hao, Prince William! The Duke of Cambridge has arrived in China on official royal business.  The prince was greeted by British ambassador Barbara Woodward on Sunday upon touching down in Beijing. On Monday, the second in line to the British throne...
  • UNESCO condemns attack on Iraq museum shown in alleged Islamic State video

    UNESCO condemns attack on Iraq museum shown in alleged Islamic State video
    A shocking online video released Thursday, purportedly showing Islamic State forces destroying priceless antiquities in a museum in Iraq, has drawn condemnation from the head of UNESCO, the United Nations body that is mandated to oversee cultural heritage...
  • The Mosul Museum video from Islamic State could be a staged drama

    The Mosul Museum video from Islamic State could be a staged drama
    The Islamic State wants the global community to know that there's a new sheriff in town. So it wrecked a museum full of precious sculptures and on Thursday posted video of the vandalism on the Internet. At least, that's what their video wants you to...
  • Getty Trust chief: Islamic State attack on Iraq museum 'heartbreaking'

    To the editor: The tragic destruction of antiquities at the museum in Mosul, Iraq, demands our outrage. As civilized people, we can't allow the destruction of the world's cultural heritage by a small group of fanatics. ("Islamic State says it destroyed...