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  • Lucas museum site makes little sense

    Lucas museum site makes little sense
    Filmmaker George Lucas wants to build a museum of "narrative art" — "Star Wars" memorabilia and other popular works — on Chicago's lakefront, south of Soldier Field. Some park advocates oppose it, citing the law requiring an open lakefront....
  • LAX Flight Path museum finds itself up for possible relocation

     LAX Flight Path museum finds itself up for possible relocation
    As they seek to resolve the fate of the aviation-themed Proud Bird restaurant, Los Angeles airport officials are raising the ire of supporters of another LAX institution: the Flight Path Learning Center and Museum, visited by thousands of people annually....
  • Moderate summer weather makes for a great gardening season

    Moderate summer weather makes for a great gardening season
    This summer, a remarkable transformation has occurred: I have become a fabulous gardener. Or so I began to conclude, looking at my yard this year. My relatively new shrubs and perennials, which by all rights by now I should have killed? Thriving...
  • Can a Frank Gehry design help change the dynamic of Watts?

    Can a Frank Gehry design help change the dynamic of Watts?
    He is putting the finishing touches on an elegant new museum in Paris. He has created a demure renovation plan for the nearly century-old Philadelphia Museum. And Michael Govan, the director of the L.A. County Museum of Art, has floated his name for a...
  • Upcoming Events: Lighthouse Tours, Solar Home, Open Pottery Studios

    Upcoming Events: Lighthouse Tours, Solar Home, Open Pottery Studios
    Lighthouse Tours New London Maritime Society's annual celebration of all things lighthouse, Sentinels on the Sound: Summer Lighthouse Weekends, presents four months of lighthouse boat trips through Oct. 26. Includes five different trips, including two...
  • Pennsylvania's Official Firearm

     
    My column today is about a Pennsylvania bill, signed into law last month, that designates the Pennsylvania long rifle as the state's official firearm. The problem, experts on these guns informed the bill's sponsor, state Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138th, last......
  • Forest Lawn cemetery hosts 'Vroom: The Art of the Motorcycle' exhibit

    Forest Lawn cemetery hosts 'Vroom: The Art of the Motorcycle' exhibit
    One doesn’t expect to find collections of classic motorcycles in a graveyard. But the Forest Lawn Museum, at the memorial park's Glendale location, is hosting one from now until Jan. 4. “Vroom: The Art of the Motorcycle” features a...
  • Huntington's new gallery rooms show promise

    Huntington's new gallery rooms show promise
    Sometimes an art museum opens new galleries more as an expression of ambition and possibility for the future than as the culmination of a completed achievement. That seems to be the case at the Huntington in San Marino, which on July 19 will inaugurate...
  • Sweet treats and portraits in Bethlehem

     
    Make a sweet treat and learn about portraits at upcoming family programs presented by Historic Bethlehem Partnership at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem. Bring your doll and make a fun and simple dessert at “Dolly &...
  • Bronze bust honors mechanic who helped Wright brothers take flight

    Long ago, Charles Taylor did the Wright thing for a pair of brothers and now aviation enthusiasts have done the right thing for the man who built the engine for the first powered aircraft. Taylor, a mechanic who worked in the Dayton, Ohio, bicycle...
  • Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio aviation museum

    (Reuters) - The bike mechanic who designed and built the lightweight aluminum engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft was honored this week with a bronze bust at an aviation museum in Ohio. Charles E. Taylor, a mechanic at the...