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Best Bets for Friday, July 11

July 11--Looking for something to do today? Check out The Salem News' Best Bets: Head to the Salem Athenaeum for its Summer Salon Series featuring a presentation by Trip Mason titled "Never Trust a Printed Image: Contemporary Photography." Mason has extensive experience and knowledge in photography and the photographic process, and will discuss some digital imaging methods, primarily ...


RAA gave theater founder his start

July 11--When John Leo Muething was 5 and living in Batesville, his three older siblings and parents, Dr. Steve and Meg Muething, starred in the Rural Alliance for the Arts production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," but, much to his dismay, he was too young to participate. A year later, Muething was cast as Lil' Jake in RAA's "Annie get Your Gun" and got bit by the acting ...


BRIEF: Pryor Freedom Fest photo recap

July 11--PRYOR TIMES -- The Pryor community made a huge show of support, turning out in droves for the first annual Freedom Fest. The event included kids games, face painting, food vendors and live music. Pryor Police Department and Fire Department joined in on the phone. The night wrapped up with a firework display earning mass approval.


Possible chlorine leak at Michigan amusement park

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) Some patrons at a western Michigan amusement park have been hosed down after a possible chlorine leak near a water ride. The Muskegon County sheriff's office tells The Muskegon Chronicle that at least 25 people were showered off Friday afternoon in the parking lot of Michigan's Adventure. A hazardous materials response team, paramedics and firefighters were called to the ...


Mural removal sparks controversy, apology

July 11--DURHAM -- Artist Emily Weinstein's Eno River Mural on the former Penny Furniture building is now covered with beige paint, the result of ongoing restoration work to the historic building at 108 Morris St. The paint-over sparked buzz and outrage online beginning late Thursday, and a quick online apology from the company that is restoring and plans to move into the building. "To ...


New Haven museums win awards for publications

July 11--NEW HAVEN -- Four city museums have won awards from the New England Museum Association in Arlington, Mass., in its Publication Awards Competition, according to a press release. "These awards put each of the winning museums in very good company at the top ranks of our region's institutions," said NEMA Executive Director Dan Yaeger in the release. "Graphic communication is vital to ...


Buffalo agrees to revise or expand admissions for City Honors, other criteria schools

July 11--The Buffalo School District has agreed to either revise the admissions process or expand the eligibility and selection criteria at its criteria-based schools in order to resolve complaints filed with the federal government about under-representation of minority students in those schools. That means more minority students are likely to be admitted to City Honors, Olmsted 64 and Olmsted ...


Live lottery drawings to remain on WGN

July 11--The lottery lady is staying on WGN-Ch. 9, at least for another year. After flirting with digital alternatives, the Illinois Lottery has agreed to a discounted one-year deal to keep the live drawings on the Tribune Co. station, its television home since 1994. "We've reached an agreement with the Lottery," Greg Easterly, president and general manager of WGN-TV, said in an email. ...


Art Splash offers fun with masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art

July 13--A dozen kids peer at a painting of two young men. The men, pictured a few steps up on a spiral staircase, peer right back at them. "What do you notice about this painting?" asks Devon Smith, educator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. "It has a real step on it," says one child. "The people look almost life-size," adds another. "There's a lot of shadows," says a third. The use of light ...


New exhibit combines works of married couple

July 11--JOPLIN, Mo. -- Steve and Cindy Head create different types of art, which means they can be each other's best mentor. Steve makes mixed media works assembled from photographs, headlines and more; Cindy paints vivid patterns and fanciful scenes with bold color palettes. The couple's work is on display this month at Spiva Center for the Arts. "The Art and Photography of Steve and Cindy ...


Tantric tours in support of latest studio album

July 11--JOPLIN, Mo. -- Like Nine Inch Nails or Awolnation, Tantric may as well be the performance name of a single singer. "37 Channels," the latest album from Hugo Ferreira's band, features a lineup of guests including Hinder's Austin Winkler, Shooter Jennings, 3 Doors Down drummer Greg Upchurch, Uncle Kracker guitarist Kevin McCreery, Saving Abel guitarist Scott Bartlett and Leif Garrettt. ...


'Exodus' director Ridley Scott plans to make a biblical epic about King ...

Ridley Scott has another biblical epic in the works. The 76-year-old director plans to make a film about Old Testament hero David. Scott's production company Scott Free will produce alongside Chernin Entertainment, and Jonathan Stokes has been tapped to write the script. David is often credited with writing half of the Book of Psalms, and is said to have defeated the Philistine giant Goliath ...


Long Island Tesla museum gets a boost

July 11--A science museum being developed on Long Island to honor the contributions of Nikola Tesla received a big financial boost this week. While many have pushed for the development of a similar facility in Niagara Falls, the project in question is located at Wardenclyffe in Long Island where the Serbian-American inventor once had a laboratory. According to multiple media reports, ...


4th Annual Putnam County Wine & Food Fest To Be Held August 2nd and 3rd

PATTERSON, N.Y., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Putnam County Wine & Food Fest is proud to announce the lineup for its 4th annual event. This two-day festival will be held on August 2 and 3, 2014, at the Grounds of the Patterson Flea Market (3161 Route 22, Patterson, NY). The Fest will highlight Putnam's most renowned wine producers, feature world-class culinary professionals, food, arts ...


Turkey moves to protect ancient sites from mass tourism

Having gained two new entries to the UNESCO World Heritage List, Turkey wants to see 'controlled and considered' access to avoid the fate which has befallen other ancient sites damaged by 21st century tourism By Esra Kaymak ISTANBUL A balance must be achieved between attracting tourists keen to visit Turkey's classical heritage and protecting ancient sites from being harmed, a prominent ...


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