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  • African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down

    African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down
    Charmaine Jefferson is resigning after 11 years as executive director of the California African American Museum in Exposition Park, to focus on an arts consulting business attuned to audience-building and education. Jefferson, 60, said Friday is her...
  • AG ends investigation of National Museum of Industrial History

    AG ends investigation of National Museum of Industrial History
    The state attorney general's office has concluded its investigation into the finances of the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem and construction on the long-overdue project could begin this fall, according to museum interim CEO L....
  • Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts

    Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts
    A diverse roster of big names in the arts, literature and entertainment – including Linda Ronstadt, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones, author Maxine Hong Kingston, Broadway composer John Kander and L.A.-nurtured visual artist James Turrell --...
  • 'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen

     'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen
    The star of a new, compelling and cautionary documentary titled "From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction" (10 p.m. Thursday on WTTW-Ch 11) is a dead pigeon named Martha. She died on September 1, 1914, in a zoo in Cincinnati,...
  • Chaminade linebacker has right stuff to start in Ivy League

    Chaminade linebacker has right stuff to start in Ivy League
    Sometimes high school football players need a reminder that getting to college involves more than just how fast they can run or how much weight they lift. One player who has learned the lesson is Max Holden, a senior linebacker who started all 16...
  • Chicago's aging architectural landmarks can be dangerous

    Chicago's aging architectural landmarks can be dangerous
    The historic South Loop church from which a piece of a stone gargoyle fell Thursday, striking and killing a mother of two, has a glittering architectural and artistic past. Yet the stream of wealth that paid for and maintained it no longer flows freely, a...
  • LACMA exhibition 'African Cosmos' illuminates art of astronomy

    LACMA exhibition 'African Cosmos' illuminates art of astronomy
    First, there was light. Then, a night sky filled with stars and a luminescent moon. Soon after? Art. Since ancient times, communities have used art to relay stories and make sense of the world around them — particularly when interpreting the...
  • READER SUBMITTED: CT At Work Exhibition & Farm Work Festival

    Connecticut Landmarks is delighted to host the Smithsonian Institution's The Way We Worked exhibition at the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry. The exhibit is part of a year-long conversation about the past, present and future of work life in...
  • Events: Tree Tour, Quilts, Farm Festival, Dahlia Show And More

    Terryville Tree Tour The Plymouth Land Trust will lead a walking tour of Terryville's trees Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. in front of the Eli Terry, Jr. Middle School, 21 North Main St., Terryville. Among the trees featured will be a Japanese Umbrella Pine, the...
  • Federal agencies set job applicant limits

    Federal agencies set job applicant limits
    Paul Mincarelli has been trying for three years to get into international work for the federal government. He says he knows the odds are stacked against him. Now the competition is likely to get more intense. Some agencies have begun to limit the...
  • On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

    On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency
    Archaeologist Torben Rick watched with frustration as pounding surf clawed at one of North America's oldest homesteads, a massive heap of village foundations, cutting tools, beads and kitchen discards left behind over the last 13,000 years. Here,...