• Art review: Artist turns objects into 'Contemporary Totems' for Oklahoma City show

    Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Childhood toys fill a pair of boxes, left open like treasure chests, creating a mood of nostalgia, in two works called “Best of Times” and “Those Were The Days,” in a show at Kasum Contemporary Fine Art in Oklahoma City.

  • Theater review: 'Noir' is a light frolic through old film traditions staged in Oklahoma City

    By Anna Holloway, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Theater review: Poteet Theatre’s “Noir” is a light frolic through old film traditions.

  • Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Association in Norman sponsors trip to Philbrook Museum in Tulsa

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Deadline to register for a one-day trip to Tulsa to tour the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa is Friday.

  • Artists to NYPD: Return Edward Snowden bust we put in park

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The mysterious artists who planted a bust of Edward Snowden on a Revolutionary War monument now want to free their sculpture from police custody and display it again, saying it was intended as a thought-provoking "gift to the city." The artists are applying for permission to show parkgoers their likeness of the former National Security Agency secret-leaker, their lawyer, Ronald Kuby, told police in a letter Tuesday. In the meantime, a Manhattan gallery wants to show the sculpture next month. "We feel the piece would offer a great deal of good" and reflect the city's history as a home for free thinkers if exhibited through a temporary art-in-parks program, the artists — who have kept their identity secret

  • Winners of the 2014 NYSAPA newspaper contest

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Associated Press Association has announced results of its 2014 contest recognizing excellent writing, presentation, photography and graphics in AP member newspapers. Winners will be honored at the annual state AP awards banquet, scheduled for Saturday, June 6, at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs. Top awards, including Newspapers of Distinction, Mike Hendricks Young Journalist of the Year, and the Cromie and Kolenberg awards for photography will be announced the night of the banquet. If you have any corrections for the list or any questions, please call George Walsh at the AP Albany bureau, (800) 424-4500 or (518) 458-7821.

  • Hunting and fishing guides present talk at state museum

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Experienced hunting and fishing guides plan to discuss their work at a free presentation at the Wyoming State Museum. The presentation is part of the Art of the Hunt exhibit at the museum. It's set for 7 p.m. April 23. The panel will include Mike Patterson of Hack's Tackle and Outfitters, Angie Denny of Table Mountain Outfitters and Craig Oceanak of Timberline Outfitters. They will discuss training and skills, the kinds of work they do and what they enjoy about it. Annie Hatch, a folklorist at the Wyoming Arts Council, will moderate the panel. She has researched hunting and fishing traditions in the state.

  • Theater review: You'll want to 'Catch' performance at Sooner Theatre in Norman if you can

    By John Brandenburg, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    A con man almost impossible not to like and the agent chasing him make a delightful “odd couple” in “Catch Me If You Can,” being performed at Sooner Theatre.

  • Concert review; Canterbury Choral Society performs highly charged finale in Oklahoma City

    By Rick Rogers, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Canterbury Choral Society in Oklahoma City performed “Defiant Requiem,” a concert that was inspired by events that unfolded during World War II at Terezin, a Czech concentration camp.

  • New picture books can help young readers revel in the changing seasons

    Christine Rappleye, Deseret News, Whitney Butters Wilde, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    These new books for younger readers that have recently crossed our desks help share the marvels of spring, including flowers, bugs, animals, growing plants and adventures in the rain.

  • 'Tales from Another Mother Runner' shares stories of mothers who run

    Arianne Brown, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    In "Tales from Another Mother Runner," their third installment of their Mother Runner book series, Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea invite 22 other mother runners to lend their voices.

  • Winners of the 2014 NYSAPA newspaper contest

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Associated Press Association has announced results of its 2014 contest recognizing excellent writing, presentation, photography and graphics in AP member newspapers. Winners will be honored at the annual state AP awards banquet, scheduled for Saturday, June 6, at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs. Top awards, including Newspapers of Distinction, Mike Hendricks Young Journalist of the Year, and the Cromie and Kolenberg awards for photography will be announced the night of the banquet. If you have any corrections for the list or any questions, please call George Walsh at the AP Albany bureau, (800) 424-4500 or (518) 458-7821.

  • New and now: Lilac fests, Hudson River art, Night exhibit

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    LILAC FESTIVALS They look nice but they smell even better. Lilac season is coming up and several destinations host festivals to celebrate lilacs and their delicate fragrance. Taos, New Mexico, is known for turquoise as an element in jewelry and a color in artwork and design, but May 15-17, the focus is on purple in honor of the Taos Lilac Festival. People and pets dress in purple for a pet parade that includes a blessing of the animals, and there's also food, crafts, live music and a classic car display. Details at http://www.taoslilacfestival.com . The Spokane Lilac Festival in Washington takes place May 14-17.

  • AP-GA--Georgia News Digest 1:30 pm, GA

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Hello! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in Georgia. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org. News Editor Jim Van Anglen can be reached at 1-800-821-3737 or jvananglen@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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Across the Middle East, Orthodox Christians observed Holy Week with processions, hymns and incense, while in Sudan, adherents of an Islamic mystical order danced and chanted until nightfall at the tomb of a 19th century Sufi leader. Iranian protesters gathered outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran in a rare unauthorized protest against the alleged abuse by Saudi authorities of two Iranian men returning from a pilgrimage. Demonstrators shouted: "Shame on you!" and "Death to House of Saud!" in reference to the kingdom's ruling family. In the West Bank town of Beit Ummar, mourners carried the body of Ziyad Awad during his funeral after he was killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers.

  • Van Gogh, Rothko works could fetch over $40M each at auction

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A late Vincent van Gogh landscape and a 1954 work by Mark Rothko from the collection of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon are going on the auction block next month. Van Gogh's "The Allee of Alyscamps" from 1888 could sell for more than $40 million at Sotheby's on May 5. The lush autumnal scene was created during a two-month period when the artist was working side-by-side with his friend Paul Gauguin in Arles, in the south of France. The painting shows a cypress-lined promenade of the Alyscamps, an ancient Roman burial ground that by 1888 had become a popular lover's lane. Sotheby's said only two works from van Gogh's mature period, from 1888 to 1890, appeared at auction last year. Van Gogh died in 1890. <

  • Historic southeast Ohio building a loss after weekend fire

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials say a historic southeast Ohio building serving as a college art gallery is a total loss after it was engulfed in flames over the weekend. Fire crews fought the fire in Nelsonville's public square until the early-morning hours Sunday after the fire broke out late Saturday night. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1I67nu6 ) reports only the outside walls remain of the building that housed the Hocking College Art Gallery and the Hocking Valley Museum of Theatrical History. The structure is believed to have been built in 1879, and was valued at about $597,000. Hocking College interim president Betty Young says student and faculty art were lost in the fire.

  • Man says mysterious Civil War photo was really teenage hoax

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A photograph that for three decades posed a Civil War mystery appears to be a long-surviving hoax. The photograph of what appeared to be a far older photo — showing a figure in a coat and hat and the blurred image of a warship — surfaced in 1986. Some historians believed it might be a photo of the CSS Georgia, a Confederate ironclad that sank 150 years ago in Georgia as Union troops captured Savannah. The man who photographed the picture, John Potter, initially said he found it at a yard sale but couldn't afford to buy it. Now Potter tells The Associated Press the photo is a fake he made as a teenager using a 2-foot model of the ship and his brother in costume standing in a marsh.

  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art to show Andy Warhol's 'The Athletes' series

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    “Warhol: The Athletes,” an exhibition of 10 portraits by art icon Andy Warhol depicting sports legends like Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jack Nicklaus, is opening Thursday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

  • Oklahoma City Ballet dances to Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline and Moby in season closer

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    Oklahoma City Ballet will close its 2014-15 season with “Nine Sinatra Songs: A Triple Bill,” Friday through April 19 at the Civic Center Music Hall.

  • Oklahoma art and theater notes, April 12

    Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Art and theater notes, April 12




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