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  • Artist LeRoy Neiman dies at 91

    Artist LeRoy Neiman, official painter of five Olympiads and a contributing artist at Playboy for several years, died Wednesday (June 20) at the age of 91
  • Kaine's Credential Created A Stir

    When the Giants and the Jets played an exhibition game at Yale Bowl in 1969, Elinor Kaine, who wrote a syndicated column out of New York, figured she'd attend. She was denied a credential by William T. Guthrie, then the sports editor of the New Haven...

    Artist gives $5M to School of the Art Institute

    Artist LeRoy Neiman, known for his colorful and energetic paintings of sports events, and his wife are donating $5 million to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for a new student center, the school announced today. Neiman is an alumnus and former...

    Hot tips on California's premier racetracks

    Hot tips on California's premier racetracks
    California is home to more racetracks than any other state, with four dominant tracks and a dozen lesser venues, such as state fairs, where thoroughbreds line up shoulder to shoulder. The majors tend to be tributes to Old California. Each of the Big...

    'Jeffersons' star Sherman Hemsley, 74, got his start in theater

    'Jeffersons' star Sherman Hemsley, 74, got his start in theater
    Behind many notable television careers is a theater background, and Sherman Hemsley, who died this week at 74, was no exception. The star of the long-running CBS sitcom "The Jeffersons," Hemsley got his start on the stage, including studying at the...