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  • Boston Children's Museum: More Imagination, Inspiration and Science

    Boston Children's Museum: More Imagination, Inspiration and Science
    If you think you've "been there, done that," think again. Four years ago, a 23-thousand square foot addition was built onto Boston Children's Museum, filling this iconic spot with even more imagination, inspiration and science.  Founded by teachers...
  • Mysterious Apopka sculptures may be 1,000 years old

    Mysterious Apopka sculptures may be 1,000 years old
    For nearly a decade, the mysterious stone women lay quietly in a bed of fallen leaves behind the Museum of the Apopkans. They were not from here, it was clear. They did not belong here, it was clearer. Unearthed in 2005 by a work crew digging up a...
  • The world as seen by Beaumarchais through a character named Figaro

    The world as seen by Beaumarchais through a character named Figaro
    Whether Rolex, the official timepiece of Los Angeles Opera, knows it not, it is as much a beneficiary of the work of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais as the opera company itself. The 18th century French playwright wrote the trilogy of plays around...
  • Islamic State attack on Iraq museum condemned by Getty

    Islamic State attack on Iraq museum condemned by Getty
    The Islamic State's recent video showing its forces destroying what appear to be priceless antiquities in an Iraq museum has provoked harsh words from the head of the J. Paul Getty Trust, who condemned the attacks but said there is little that can be...
  • Not just Spock: Leonard Nimoy's arts trek covered many galaxies

    Not just Spock: Leonard Nimoy's arts trek covered many galaxies
    “Leonard Nimoy carried conviction,” is the first sentence ever written in the Los Angeles Times, 59 years ago, about the man-who-would-be-Spock. He was playing a supporting role in a now-forgotten play called “Life Is But a Dream”...
  • A growing list of AACM celebrations

    A growing list of AACM celebrations
    This year will be rich in events celebrating the AACM's 50th anniversary. Among the highlights: "Free at First: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians": Exhibition runs through Sept. 6 at the DuSable...
  • Delray's Spady Museum to celebrate black history with street festival

    Delray's Spady Museum to celebrate black history with street festival
    Delray's Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its start with a street festival that takes a look back in time. From 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, folks can attend the Spady Living Heritage Festival — a free block...
  • Islamic State's smashing of artifacts latest act of cultural hatred

    Islamic State's smashing of artifacts latest act of cultural hatred
    When Islamic State extremists took sledgehammers to what may have been centuries-old treasures in the Iraqi city of Mosul, they were indulging in a long and ruinous tradition of intolerance that has destroyed priceless artifacts around the planet....
  • eBay search yields WWII nurse's uniform for museum exhibit

    Of the World War II-era military uniforms on display at the Freeman Army Airfield Museum in Seymour, Pat Brod is especially proud of one. The pristine, olive green, wool jacket with shiny brass buttons and matching pants adorn a blond, curly haired...
  • Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

    Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists said Thursday. At the same time, the extremists also released a...
  • Taking the Kids -- for spring break

    Taking the Kids -- for spring break
    Ski slopes or sand castles? Maybe your gang wants to ride roller coasters all day, or cruise away, maybe with grandma and grandpa in tow. Whatever you choose, spring break is a good time to get away with the kids. Plan smart and you might even snare a...