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  • All in one day: skatepark opening, Hats Off Gala, free comic books

    The first Saturday in May is traditionally one of the biggest days for events of the year, and Saturday, May 3 is no exception First, it's Free Comic Book Day. That means comic shops all over the country have about 50 different free comics that they'...
  • Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air

    Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air
    Photographer Wu Di's studio, tucked away in a dusty corner of northeast Beijing, isn't easy to find, but the mannequin out front wearing a military-style gas mask and a Roots sweatshirt is a sign you're in the right place. Inside, Wu showed off some...
  • Norton Simon Museum to return contested ancient statue to Cambodia

     Norton Simon Museum to return contested ancient statue to Cambodia
    The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena announced that it will return an ancient statue acquired nearly 40 years ago to Cambodia, after talks with government officials seeking the repatriation of antiquities it believes were looted from ancient sites....
  • Guilford centennial celebration to end with benefit gala for Sherwood Gardens

    Guilford centennial celebration to end with benefit gala for Sherwood Gardens
    "This started a year ago," Ann Giroux said, surrounded by gift bags and silent auction items in her Greenway mansion with its tulip-lined walkway overlooking Sherwood Gardens. Giroux was referring to the planning for the Champagne and Tulips Gala on...
  • Monet painting owned by Huguette Clark sells for $27 million

    Monet painting owned by Huguette Clark sells for $27 million
    A Claude Monet painting depicting water lilies that belonged to the late reclusive philanthropist Huguette Clark sold for $27 million at a New York auction on Tuesday. The 1907 painting, titled "Nympheas," was sold at a Christie's auction to an...
  • ComEd customers face big price increases

    ComEd customers face big price increases
    Just as the Chicago area is getting ready for air conditioning weather, residents can expect to be jolted by higher electric bills. Starting June 1, Commonwealth Edison customers on average will see monthly bills jump 21 percent, to about $82 a month...
  • Surfboards on Parade exhibit has 'grand unveiling'

    Surfboards on Parade exhibit has 'grand unveiling'
    The Huntington Beach Art Center filled with an impressive crowd Thursday evening — and that wasn't even counting the topless mermaid, scowling Tiki or rampaging shark. As the clock ticked toward unveiling time at the Main Street museum, black...
  • No winner in Disney World monorail cab auction

    No winner in Disney World monorail cab auction
    You still have a chance to own a giant piece of Disney World history -- if you can fit the bill, that is.  A 1971 Mark IV Red Monorail cab car that transported millions of guests to Walt Disney World in the 1970s and 1980s is still up for auction on...
  • Sports memorabilia up for sale at Newport Sports Museum

    Sports memorabilia up for sale at Newport Sports Museum
    Not long ago, 72-year-old John Hamilton had a hip and a knee replaced with surgically inserted hardware. More recently, however, the process of losing things that can't be replaced has initiated the infliction of pain that no anesthesia can mask. "It...
  • Picasso painting 'The Rescue' sells for $31.5 million at auction

    Picasso painting 'The Rescue' sells for $31.5 million at auction
    A Pablo Picasso painting titled "Le Sauvetage," or "The Rescue," sold for $31.5 million at a New York auction on Wednesday, exceeding sales estimates. The 1932 painting -- a brightly colorful, abstract depiction of individuals on the seaside -- was part...
  • An auction house does clumsy art-shtick

    An auction house does clumsy art-shtick
    Odds are you won’t be bidding at Christie’s special contemporary art auction Monday night in New York. With estimates running as high as $12 million for a 1985 multiple of a Jeff Koons aqualung cast in bronze, which would helpfully drag...