Friday, November 28, 2014
More art in German trove identified as looted

The Jewish Claims Conference says it has already identified one painting as art stolen by the Nazis among a newly published inventory of hundreds of works that belonged to late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt.

Executive vice president Greg Schneider said in an email Friday that a Pissaro among about 250 artworks found in Gurlitt's Salzburg property matched one on a Claims Conference looted-art list.

An art show to hook all kinds: José-María Cundín

As much as Imperial Calcasieu Museum Executive Director Susan Reed likes singing the praises of local artists, she's also proud to present a double-barreled show of works by Spanish-born José-María Cundín on display through December. "Our mission is to support visual arts and artists," she said. "It's local artists first. But through the years we've had Warhol, Picasso and Matisse on exhibit."

Cundín's work spans over half a century and is recognized worldwide. He's lived all over the world. Galleries in Spain, Mexico, Canada and Columbia have featured his work. U.S. shows have included exhibits in Miami, Fla., Houston, Texas, and most recently in New Orleans where he's been featured in various galleries since the early 80s.

Century-old theater throws open doors once more

The chill in the air might have shrunk the crowds for a street dance outside the remodeled Waco Hippodrome on a recent Saturday night, but the lobby was busy, the second-floor café was full, and people seemed thrilled at the newest manifestation of a revitalized downtown Waco.

The century-old Austin Avenue theater, which saw appearances by Abbott & Costello and Elvis Presley through the years, has reopened, drawing on nostalgia and displaying a love for the iconic showplace.

BC's Elimimian selected CFL's outstanding player

B.C. Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian was honored Thursday night as the Canadian Football League's outstanding player, becoming the first pure defensive player to win the award.

The former Hawaii star had 143 defensive tackles and 151 total tackles, both CFL records, and added five sacks. He also was selected the CFL's top defensive player.

A holiday guide to (some) ‘Doctor Who’ books

There are a plethora of books aimed directly at fans of the BBC classic TV show “Doctor Who” this Christmas.

The Doctor is a time-traveling alien Time Lord with a liking for the planet Earth. He has managed to save it countless times from potential destruction.

Travel through the eyes of Asia at the Sackler Gallery in D.C.

Aiming directly at tourists with historical wanderlust, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C., has opened a new exhibit, “ The Traveler’s Eye.

Running through May 21, 2015, it draws from the extensive Asian collections at the Sackler and the neighboring Freer Gallery of Art to introduce you to centuries-old travel hot spots (some now lost to history) and the golden age of wish-you-were-here communication: postcards.

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' becomes rallying cry despite questions whether hands were raised high

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown's death — a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white cop.

Ex-studio boss who oversaw major '70s films dies

Frank Yablans, a former president of Paramount Pictures in the 1970s who oversaw the release of several groundbreaking pictures, has died.

Yablans died of natural causes Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles, his son Eddy Yablans told The Associated Press on Thursday. He was 79.

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