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Annual Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show postponed

Image courtesy of the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show

BALTIMORE – Celebrating 40 years, the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, originally slated for late summer, has been rescheduled for November 12-15, 2020. Following the City of Baltimore’s executive order update to cancel public events through August 30th, arrangements were secured with the Baltimore Convention Center to move the Show later in the fall.

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In Memoriam: Photographer Bank Langmore, 85

Bank Langmore at the Witte Museum Opening of The Cowboy, 1980, courtesy of John Langmore and PDNB Gallery

DALLAS – The wild ride that made up the life and times of renowned photographer Bank Langmore (Wilfred Bankart Langmore III), came to an end May 10th, 2020 (unrelated to Covid-19). Bank left the world with his daughter, Marie, and his son, John, by his side. He was no doubt immediately greeted by the only woman he ever loved, his former wife, Dorothy, and his son, Will.

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2020 New Hampshire Antiques Show postponed till next year

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The 2020 edition of the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association’s (NHADA) annual antiques show in Manchester, New Hampshire, has been canceled. It is the first time in the show’s 62-year history that a year has ever been skipped.

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National WWI Museum and Memorial to reopen June 1 

View of the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National WWI Museum and Memorial will reopen to its members on Monday, June 1, and to the general public on Tuesday, June 2.

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In Memoriam: Leave It to Beaver regular Ken Osmond, 76

1962 publicity photo of actor Ken Osmond

LOS ANGELES — Ken Osmond, best known for his six-season role as Eddie Haskell on the television sitcom “Leave It To Beaver,” has died. He was 76.

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Virus lockdown gives art-rich Venice chance to reimagine tourism

Signed A. Rodetti 19th-century scene of the Grand Canal in Venice. Auctions at Showplace image

VENICE, Italy (AP) – In Venice, a city famous for being visited by too many and home to too few, children’s play now fills neighborhood squares, fishermen sell their catch to home cooks, and water buses convey masked and gloved commuters to businesses preparing to reopen.

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In Memoriam: Astrid Kirchherr, photographer of the Beatles, 81

Astrid Kirchherr during the 2012 exhibition of her photographs in Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo by Vadim1913, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

NEW YORK (AP) – Astrid Kirchherr, the German photographer who shot some of the earliest and most striking images of the Beatles and helped shape their trend-setting visual style, has died at age 81.

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Michael Jordan sneakers sell for world record $560K

Michael Jordan’s game-worn autographed Nike Air Jordan 1s from 1985. Sotheby’s image

NEW YORK – Sotheby’s sold Michael Jordan’s Game-Worn Autographed Nike Air Jordan 1s from 1985 for $560,000 Sunday in an online auction – the new world auction record for any pair of sneakers.

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In Memoriam: Phyllis George, pioneer sportscaster, 70

Sportscaster and former Miss America Phyllis George (1949-2020). 2000 photo by John Mathew Smith and www.celebrity-photos.com, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s The NFL Today and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died. She was 70.

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Max Liebermann's 'Two Riders on the Beach.' Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Lives Lost: Holocaust survivor reclaimed Nazi-looted artwork

A similar Max Liebermann painting: 'Two Riders at the Seashore,' 1901. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Max Liebermann (1847-1935), ‘Two Riders on the Beach.’ Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) – With the Nazis murdering Jews and ransacking their property outside on the infamous nights of Kristallnacht in 1938, 13-year-old David Toren sat in the sunroom of his wealthy great-uncle in Germany admiring a favorite painting depicting two men on horseback on a beach.

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