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  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
    Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • Carnegie Museum unveils dinosaur nicknamed 'chicken from hell'

    PITTSBURGH In prehistoric North Dakota, a warm, wet land roamed by turtles and crocodiles, there lived a dinosaur that experts believe looked sort of like a giant chicken. When the species' bones arrived at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History a decade...
  • Anglophile style still at hit with American gardeners

    Anglophile style still at hit with American gardeners
    Look up and down the street in just about any neighborhood and you'll find an expanse of green grass. Homeowners and corporations spend billions of dollars each year to cut, fertilize, pest-proof and water their lawns, hoping to maintain a lush green...
  • Smithsonian Institution taps Cornell's president as next leader

    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting...
  • Star-spangled celebrations planned for anthem's 200th anniversary

    WASHINGTON -- "The Star-Spangled Banner" -- familiar to football games, military functions and Olympic medal ceremonies -- turns 200 this year and the celebrations have already begun. The Smithsonian Institution has unveiled a U.S. Post Office-issued...
  • Commemorative stamp unveiled Thursday honoring American flag

    Commemorative stamp unveiled Thursday honoring American flag
    A year of events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner kicked off Thursday with the unveiling of a commemorative stamp. The newest installment of the popular "forever" stamps — so named because they continue to be valid...
  • Taking the Kids -- on a last-minute spring break

    Taking the Kids -- on a last-minute spring break
    Are you ready to trade snow boots for flip-flops? Ah, sunshine! You've never needed a little fun in the sun more than now after a winter that's repeatedly buried us in snow and ice -- even in the South -- and given us school snow days that have...
  • Big steps for Stonewall

    Big steps for Stonewall
    The Stonewall National Museum and Archives is writing a new chapter. Already the largest circulating library of gay literature and periodicals nationally, the Fort Lauderdale center is now aiming for more: with a new "Dear Abby" exhibit; the launch of a...
  • James Cahill dies at 87; scholar of Chinese art

    James Cahill, an art historian and curator who played an influential role in expanding the study and teaching of Chinese painting in the West before and after the opening up of U.S.-China relations in the early 1970s, died Feb. 14 at his home in Berkeley....
  • Blame for National Museum of Industrial History bleak outlook is misdirected

    Blame for National Museum of Industrial History bleak outlook is misdirected
    I attended a news meeting years ago in which our editor read a letter from a guy whose arrest we reported in a story about an Allentown prostitution sting. This man said we ruined his life. His wife had left him, his children wouldn't speak to him,...
  • Smithsonian jazz orchestra headed to Palos Hills

    Smithsonian jazz orchestra headed to Palos Hills
    For an upcoming concert at Moraine Valley Community College, not just any old orchestra or any old artist will do. Indeed, it is the nation's big band traveling here to perform and pay tribute to the most celebrated jazz singer of a generation, and do...