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  • Hawaii's tourism agency names music series manager

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Tourism has selected a company to manage a new series of monthly Hawaiian music concerts it is sponsoring to highlight the state's musical heritage and boost tourism. The agency is awarding The Kalaimoku Group a yearlong contract to manage the series and a...

  • Phoenix Art Museum director to retire

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — The longtime director of the Phoenix Art Museum is retiring after more than 30 years at the helm. James Ballinger informed museum board members and staff of his decision to retire Thursday. Ballinger says he will stay on until a successor is found. But he will...

  • Indiana native donates black film materials to IU

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana native who became an advocate for black filmmakers has donated a large collection of materials from the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame to an Indiana University film center. Mary Perry Smith's donation to IU's Black Film Center/Archive includes more...

  • New roller coaster debuts at Kings Island in Ohio

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — Kings Island theme park in southwest Ohio is unveiling a new inverted roller coaster more than 4,000 feet long with speeds up to 68 miles per hour. The "Banshee" is making its debut Friday at the park north of Cincinnati. Kings Island says the steel roller...

  • Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary. Desks in the classrooms of Danwon High School in Ansan, where dozens of students were missing and feared dead Thursday after a ferry disaster, are cluttered with textbooks, gym...

  • Fish found with mercury in remote Western regions

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in sport fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska, according to a study released Thursday. Researchers for the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service said that most fish...

  • Tourism push plays up 'Only in Minnesota' getaways

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Say goodbye to "More to Explore." Minnesota tourism promoters ushered in a new slogan Thursday that focuses on "Only in Minnesota" experiences as part of their largest-ever advertising campaign. The revamped message kicks off a major push to get vacationers to...

  • Hail wreaks Easter travel havoc in Mexico City

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A freak spring hailstorm has caused havoc for thousands of people trying to leaving Mexico City for Easter weekend. The heavy storm hit Wednesday evening on the mountain pass west of Mexico City, halting all movement on the main highways toward cities such as...

  • Search for Chicago site for George Lucas museum

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Yoda might say: A site for a museum you must find. Those are the marching orders Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is giving a dozen civic leaders as the city searches for a potential location for an interactive museum to house filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art...

  • Acting Cumberland Island chief to stay permanently

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    CUMBERLAND ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The National Park Service says its acting superintendent on Cumberland Island will keep the job on a permanent basis. Gary Ingram has been filling in as the Park Service's top official for the Cumberland Island National Seashore since January, following...

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