Rock Hall of Fame to open ‘Power of Rock’ exhibit

 

Photo by MusikAnimal, licensed through CC BY-SA 4.0

 

CLEVELAND (AP) – Rock ‘n’ roll fans can get a taste of what it’s like to be a star inducted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame beginning this weekend.

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Story of Burning Man event chronicled at Nevada Museum of Art

Aerial photograph of Black Rock City taken by an unknown photographer, 1996. Collection of Nevada Museum of Art Center for Art + Environment Archive Collections. Gift of Michael Mikel

 

RENO, Nevada – The remarkable story of how a legendary Nevada gathering evolved through collaborative ritual from humble countercultural roots on San Francisco’s Baker Beach into the world-famous desert convergence it is today comes together in “City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man,” a major exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art.

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18th-century map of South Carolina sells for $38,000 at Leland Little Auctions

Map of South Carolina and a Part of Georgia. Price realized: $38,000. Leland Little Aucitons image

 

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – Leland Little Auctions held a successful Summer Catalog Auction, June 14-17, selling over 1.2 million in fine art, jewelry, luxury vehicles, silver, prints and multiples, historical maps, and other objects of value. Absentee and Internet bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers on the final day of the auction when the most valuable items sold.

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A sparkling salute to vintage fireworks, aka pyrobilia

American-made spakler brands in the early 20th century included National, Atomic, Star and UnXld.

 

Fireworks are transformative. There’s the obvious physical and chemical transformation of a colorful and tightly packaged explosive into an often radiant, loud and enchanting spectacle. However, for some people like Sal Giudice, the transformation is more profound.

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LA City Council OKs plans for George Lucas museum

Proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Los Angeles. Image courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Used under authorization. All rights reserved.

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Force was with George Lucas on Tuesday as the Los Angeles City Council moved with warp speed to clear the way for a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art the “Star Wars” creator plans to build down the road from his alma mater.

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Dutch sleuth hopes for breakthrough in biggest US art heist

Rembrandt van Rijn’s (1606-1669) The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, painted in 1633, one of 13 paintings stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston on March 18, 1990

 

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – A Dutch art sleuth who says he’s following two possible leads in the largest art heist in U.S. history is hoping a $10 million reward will help track down the collection stolen from a Boston museum in 1990.

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Met Breuer exhibit highlights Sottsass’ radical designs beyond Memphis

The most recognizable furniture icon from the Memphis Group may be Ettore Sottsass’s 1981 Carlton Room Divider, constructed of plastic laminate. The design perfectly illustrates the style’s vivid colors and defiance of conventional functionality. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © Ettore Sottsass

 

NEW YORK – A seminal figure in 20th-century design, Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007) created a vast body of work, the result of an exceptionally productive career that spanned more than six decades. The exhibition at The Met Breuer, “Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical,” opening July 21, will reevaluate Sottsass’s career in a presentation of his key works in a range of media—including architectural drawings, interiors, furniture, machines, ceramics, glass, jewelry, textiles and pattern, painting, and photography.

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Tennessee man takes Elvis guitar fight to appeals court

Elvis Presley made his film debut in 1956, starring in 'Love Me Tender.' Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com archive

Elvis Presley made his film debut in 1956, starring in ‘Love Me Tender.’ Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com archive

 

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Tennessee man is asking an appeals court to overturn a decision awarding a guitar once owned by Elvis Presley to the National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota.

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Woody Auction to disperse rare RS Prussia collection July 22

Magnificent 16-inch R.S. Prussia mold #644 tankard with an iridescent Tiffany background and keyhole summer season portrait décor. Woody Auction image

 

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Collectors of R.S. Prussia need to mark their calendars for Saturday, July 22. That’s when Woody Auction will offer the outstanding lifetime collection of Marvin and Laura Heard, plus a few smaller private collections – more than 250 lots of rare and fine R.S. Prussia pieces in all – during this year’s R.S. Prussia Convention. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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New York state announces artist for first LGBTQ monument

 

Hudson River Park with Empire State Building visible in background. Photo by Wusel007, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

 

NEW YORK (AP) – New York City has selected an artist for the first official state monument to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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