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  • 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.
  • 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...

    LeRoy Neiman dies at 91; artist depicted sports in bold strokes

    LeRoy Neiman, a wildly successful American artist who was famous for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion and who became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl, has died. He was 91. Neiman, who was...

    Critic's Notebook: LeRoy Neiman made art safe for Playboy-reading heterosexuals

    Critic's Notebook: LeRoy Neiman made art safe for Playboy-reading heterosexuals
    Without Hugh Hefner's Playboy magazine and its philosophy of unfettered heterosexual hedonism through stimulation of all the senses, there would have been no LeRoy Neiman. Usually mischaracterized as simply a sports artist, he was actually much more...