• US arts agency official to visit Detroit's cultural area

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — The chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts is scheduled to visit Detroit's cultural center area, including the Detroit Institute of Arts. Jane Chu's planned tour on Monday includes the Sugar Hill Arts District and the Woodward Garden Block. She's also set to...

  • No place for SkyMall in cloud-based world?

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Late last month, the parent company of in-flight uber-retailer SkyMall filed for bankruptcy protection, likely signaling the demise of the seat-back pocket catalog that's kept airsick bags company - and an estimated 88 percent of domestic air travelers entertained - for 25 years....

  • Colorado travel calendar starting Feb. 1, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Be sure to call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change. Phone numbers without a designated area code are 719. Monday - Denver, WWE Monday Night Raw, 5:30 p.m., Pepsi Center, 100 Chopper Circle Denver, $20 and up;...

  • Museum, hospital collaborate in scan of mummified remains

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Museum officials in Ohio hope medical scans will reveal more about the mummified remains of a child that may have lived over 500 years ago in Peru. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and hospital staff donated time and equipment to help in the...

  • Fees increasing at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    Yesterday

    MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota is increasing entrance and campground fees. The National Park Service says the increases will be phased in, starting Sunday, to lessen their impact. Acting Superintendent Wendy Ross says the majority of the...

  • Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown plans 10 new exhibits

    Yesterday

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Works by such well-known artists as Marc Chagall and Maxfield Parish are among the highlights of the lineup of exhibits planned this year at the Fenimore Art Museum in upstate New York. The museum located near the shores of Otesaga Lake in Cooperstown has...

  • Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth

    Yesterday

    CHONGLI, China (AP) — Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. The 28-year-old escapes his...

  • NC History Museum marks 86 years of State Highway Patrol

    Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's history museum is giving patrons an opportunity to look back at nearly 90 years of the state Highway Patrol. An exhibit opening Saturday highlights the patrol's history and showcases vehicles and other artifacts since the organization's founding...

  • Elliott headlines 5 drivers in NASCAR Hall of Fame class

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks. "Awesome Bill From Dawsonville" was NASCAR's 1988 champion, a 44-race...

  • Kitschy treasure trove of Elvis tribute items up for auction

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Die-hard Elvis memorabilia collectors can get their fix of ruffle-front dress shirts, life-sized cardboard Elvis cutouts and even a non-functioning electric chair made in tribute to "Jailhouse Rock" at an auction this weekend in north Mississippi. The kitschy...

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