Obama Celebrated New African-American Museum, which a Powerful Place Tells ‘Story of All of us’

September 24, 2016

Obama also said he hoped the museum would help people bridge divides that were re-exposed by the latest fatal, police-involved shootings of black men. The country’s first black president, Obama was scheduled to preside over an outdoor ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday morning for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which was built on the National Mall in the shadow of the Washington Monument. “The thing about this museum…

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New York Fashion Week Hightlights : Tommy Hilfiger Returned to the Fashion Week Schedule after Time Off

September 10, 2016

Have a look at Some highlights from New York Fashion Week:   A FERRIS WHEEL, COTTON CANDY, AND TAYLOR SWIFT It’s often remarked that New York Fashion Week feels like a carnival. Hilfiger decided to take that idea to its most literal conclusion, erecting a real-life carnival on a pier at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport to display his wares. On a muggy summer Friday night, under a gaggle of strung-up lights…

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Minneapolis Walker Art Center extends Skyline Mini Golf on September 25

Walker Art Center has extended Skyline Mini Golf through Sept. 25. The Walker moved the nine-hole course up to its rooftop because the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is being renovated. The course features a giant hot dog, pingpong paddles, a chicken coop maze and other obstacles. The course is open Tuesday through Sunday. Every ticket includes free gallery admission for each golfer. Children ages 6 and under play free with a paid…

August 27, 2016
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Judge approved settlement in ‘Happy Birthday’ copyright case

July 6, 2016

U.S. District Judge George King approved the agreement Monday. It ends the ownership claims of Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song for years. LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has approved a settlement that will put “Happy Birthday to You” in the public domain. The company has agreed to pay back $14 million to those who have paid licensing fees to use…

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The Annual fireworks display celebrates Detroit’s progress

The theme of the Ford Fireworks on Monday is “Go Forward Detroit.” DETROIT (AP) — The annual fireworks display over the Detroit River is billed as a salute to progress made toward Detroit’s revival and optimism for the future. The show by Zambelli Fireworks is produced by The Parade Co. and will include more than 10,000 pyrotechnic effects visible for miles along the river between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. It’s…

June 28, 2016
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Minnesota governor declared ‘Prince Day’ to mark birthday

June 7, 2016

Prince died April 21 from an accidental overdose of the narcotic painkiller fentanyl. The governor’s proclamation, issued Monday, is meant to celebrate his contributions to music and the entertainment industry, and his quiet philanthropy. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has declared Tuesday to be “Prince Day” in Minnesota to mark what would have been his 58th birthday. The proclamation urges Minnesotans to wear purple Tuesday in…

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RI officials kick off music & arts festival in Providence

June 4, 2016

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed spoke at City Hall on Friday to kick off “PVDFest.” Drummers and performers from a street theater group led them to the podium. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials are welcoming an expected 100,000 people to Providence for an arts and music festival. The event, which runs through Sunday, features local and international artists and musicians. On Saturday, which Elorza…

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Chinese developer Wanda opened theme park to take on Disney

May 30, 2016

Wanda executives unveiled their $3 billion “Wanda City” in the southeastern provincial capital of Nanchang to thundering music reminiscent of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” theme and hailed the center as a representative of Chinese entertainment culture in the face of encroaching foreign influences. NANCHANG, China (AP) — China’s largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, opened an entertainment complex on Saturday that it’s positioning as a distinctly homegrown rival…

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