• Artists who put Ed Snowden bust on NYC monument are ticketed

    Updated: 16 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two artists who affixed a bust of Edward Snowden to a New York park's war monument have been ticketed but not criminally charged. The artists' lawyer, Ronald Kuby, and police said Wednesday the two got noncriminal summonses — and got their confiscated statue back. Kuby said the tickets were for being in a park after hours, a noncriminal violation. Police identified the artists as Jeffrey Greenspan and Andrew Tinder. Efforts to reach them weren't immediately successful. They issued a statement anonymously saying they were thrilled at the statue's release. A New York gallery plans to display it.

  • BC-AP Entertainment and Arts Digest,4th Ld-Writethru

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    If you have questions, please contact Shelley Acoca at sacoca@ap.org or Steve Loeper at sloeper@ap.org. Expanded AP content, beyond what appears on this wire, can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact apcustomersupport@ap.org or call 877-836-9477. For reruns of stories and questions about the best-seller lists, call the Service Desk at 800-838-4616. Times are EDT. UPDATES WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 TV-FOX-FAULKNER — Harris Faulkner is considered a rising star at Fox News after a decade there. Besides "Outnumbered," which just celebrated its first full year on the air, she regularly works six-day weeks by anchoring a Sunday evening newscast. By Television Writer

  • Georgia editorial roundup

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: May 1 The Telegraph, Macon, Georgia, on a meltdown in Baltimore: All hell broke loose in Baltimore, Maryland, this past week following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. The protest Monday was more than outrageous. The same day as Gray's funeral, teenagers and others attacked police, equipment and other property and ignored the pleas of Gray's family for peace and calls from ministers such as the Rev. Jamal Bryant -- pastor of Empowerment Temple -- to call off all protests. These people weren't protesters. They were rioters. Police showed tremendous restraint and the rioters took their kindness for weakness. These young hoodlums have no sense of history.

  • Rio museum opens its doors to Carnival's anonymous artisans

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog" and Henry Moore's "Archer" are among some of the world's most iconic sculptures competing for space at a new museum exhibition where one of Alberto Giacometti's signature figurines appears to stride boldly into the room. It would be a world-class show if the pieces weren't copies made of Styrofoam, using the same techniques for making the floats in Rio's Carnival parades. The exhibit "End of Matter" by Mexican artist Damian Ortega celebrates artisans who make Carnival floats, bringing them out of the stifling hangars where they labor anonymously. In a space transformed into a workshop inside Rio's Museum of Modern Art, the artisans saw, slice, sand and drill away at giant blo

  • Garden antiques can add depth, flair to any garden

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a leafy corner of the Bronx, water bubbles gently in an enormous, cornflower-blue ceramic fish pond from China, home to meandering goldfish. A statue of Diana the Huntress towers over timeworn birdbaths from Italy and a generously long wicker lounge chair from France. Entering the enormous white tent housing the New York Botanical Garden's annual Antique Garden Furniture Fair was to experience a fantasy world of dream gardens. "The feeling you get when you're surrounded by these pieces, with all their history and stories, is something you just can't get if you go to a store and pick up a bench or ornament," explained Karen DiSaia, director of the fair, which ran in late April.

  • Van Gogh work fetches over $66 million at New York auction

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A painting Vincent van Gogh created while briefly working side by side with his friend Paul Gauguin in the south of France brought in $66.3 million at auction Tuesday. "The Allee of Alyscamps" was offered at Sotheby's impressionist and modern art sale. The autumnal scene was painted in 1888 during a two-month period when van Gogh and Gauguin worked together in Arles, France. The painting, which had a presale estimate of more than $40 million, was sold to an Asian private collector, Sotheby's said. The auction record for a van Gogh, who died in 1890, is $82.5 million.

  • Asheville's River Arts District: Wander amid art and artists

    Yesterday

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Many cities have transformed their old industrial zones into attractive neighborhoods for recreation, shopping and new small businesses. Nowhere has this trend come to life more gloriously than in the River Arts District in Asheville, North Carolina. The River Arts District is a sprawling section of town along Asheville's French Broad River that manages to be charming and historic, gritty and trendy all at once. Unlike other tourist-friendly shopping districts in so many destinations that are just a few blocks long and way too cutesy to feel authentic, this one is for real.

  • 5 paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers. The paintings, including three won by an American GI in a poker game, were turned over to the German government Tuesday. Their return was organized by the State Department and the Monuments Men Foundation, which promotes the work of those who protected cultural works during the war and seeks to track down and repatriate objects that went missing. The three paintings won by the GI in the poker game, stored in a potassium mine for safekeeping during the war and then mailed home to his wife, are from an art gallery in the central German city of Dessau.

  • Oklahomans gather for Art Day at the Capitol

    FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Yesterday

    Oklahomans gathered for Art Day Tuesday at the state Capitol. Read updates below and view photos of the festivities:

  • Investigators search top Russian museum in smuggling case

    Yesterday

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top investigative agency says it is conducting a search of Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery, considered the world's top collection of Russian fine art, in connection with an art smuggling case. The Investigative Committee said in a statement Tuesday that the search comes after the arrest last week at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport of a man who was carrying five paintings whose removal from the country is prohibited or restricted. The statement said the total value of the paintings was 1.9 million rubles ($38,000) but that the suspect claimed they were worth about 10 percent of that. The suspect was identified as the head of a neighborhood election commission and it was not stated if he had connections with the Tr

  • BC-AP News Digest 2 pm

    Yesterday

    Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. -------------------------- NEW/DEVELOPING -------------------------- DEM 2016-CLINTON - Event at 5:45 p.m. SOTHEBY'S-SPRING ART AUCTION - Auction starts at 7 p.m. ----------- ONLY ON AP ----------- ITALY-MIGRANTS - Migrants frantically try to shimmy up ropes dangling from a towering cargo ship as others jump into the water grasping at lifesavers. Dramatic video footage provided exclusively to AP provides a glimpse of the desperation of tens of thousands of people trying to reach Europe on dinghies. By Trisha Thomas, Andrea Rosa and Frank Jordans. SENT: 600 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 700 w

  • Taking a break from Expo among Milan's cultural draws

    Yesterday

    MILAN (AP) — Milan is used to being the center of attention, albeit in brief spurts. The fashion crowd blows through here four times a year for seasonal shows. The city is the site of one of the world's premier design fairs each April. The rest of the year it is the center of Italian finance and business, more backroom deal than global showcase. Nothing compares with the global attention that the Expo 2015 world's fair is expected to generate, and city officials are going all out to ensure that Italy's fashion and financial capital puts its best foot forward, starting with an extraordinary calendar of cultural events.

  • Internment art to be displayed at California museum

    Updated: Mon, May 4, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California museum has acquired an art collection created by Japanese Americans held in internment camps after an East Coast auction house canceled the sale of photographs and other artifacts amid protests. The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles will display the collection of art done by people of Japanese descent who were imprisoned over fears that they were spies. Roughly 120,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated at 10 relocation camps after the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. "The mission of the Japanese American National Museum is to share this story," said museum President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Kimura. "We honor the sacrifice of our forebears who s

  • BC-IL--Illinois News Digest 6 pm, IL

    Updated: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Here's a look at AP's general news coverage at 6 p.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or chifax@ap.org. Herbert G. McCann is on the desk. AP-Illinois News Editor Hugh Dellios can be reached at 312-920-3624 or hdellios@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. UPCOMING: SPRINGFIELD - I

  • Met show uses film, fashion to explore East-West interplay

    Updated: Mon, May 4, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood has long been fascinated with China. But that doesn't mean it has always represented it fully or accurately — far from it. In the new exhibit "China: Through the Looking Glass," early Hollywood — and film in general — is just one of the lenses through which the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute explores the way Chinese art and aesthetics have been interpreted by the West over the years.

  • British artist pokes fun at contemporary art

    Updated: Mon, May 4, 2015

    "Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in its Struggle to Be Understood" (Penguin Books), by Grayson Perry When the British artist Grayson Perry was selected in 2003 for the Turner Prize, one of Europe's most prestigious art awards, he showed up at the ceremony wearing a dress. That very public display of his cross-dressing is an integral part of his persona — outrageous but amiable, eccentric but unthreatening. Since then his popularity has only grown, and in 2013 he was invited to deliver the Reith Lectures, the BBC's annual series of radio talks by influential thinkers. Now they have been published as "Playing to the Gallery," a slender volume with charming illustrations reminiscent of some of Maira Kalman's N

  • BC-AP News Digest 6 pm

    Updated: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. -------------------------- NEW/DEVELOPING -------------------------- Adds CONGRESS-BENGHAZI, OBAMA, FRANCE-FAR RIGHT FEUD, CALIFORNIA-HIGH SURF-Q&A. OBAMA-LETTERMAN - Obama tapes appearance on David Letterman's "Late Show." UPCOMING: 400 words, photo; embargoed until 11:35 p.m. NYPD OFFICER SHOT - 25-year-old NYPD officer shot in the head while stopping man carrying a gun dies from injuries. SENT: 540 words, photos. FASHION-MET GALA - Celebrities turn out for the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute gala, which this year celebrates China: its culture, its art and its fashion. UPCOMING: 800 words by 9 p.

  • Met show uses film, fashion to explore East-West interplay

    Updated: Mon, May 4, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood has long been fascinated with China. But that doesn't mean it has always represented it fully or accurately — far from it. In the new exhibit "China: Through the Looking Glass," early Hollywood — and film in general — is just one of the lenses through which the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute explores the way Chinese art and aesthetics have been interpreted by the West over the years.

  • BC-IL--Illinois News Digest 1:30 pm, IL

    Updated: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Here's a look at AP's general news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or chifax@ap.org. Herbert G. McCann is on the desk. AP-Illinois News Editor Hugh Dellios can be reached at 312-920-3624 or hdellios@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

  • 'Natural Born Heroes' is a fast-paced, enlightening tale of everyday heroes

    Scott Livingston, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    “Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance,” weaves back and forth between past and present to show how people have developed their remarkable physical capacities.




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