Author Archives: Brett Zongker

  • Photos of Slave Descendants Donated to Smithsonian

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A "time capsule" of photographs documenting the descendants of slaves on a long-isolated island off the South Carolina-Georgia coast will have a new home at the Smithsonian's African-American history museum. Bank of America, which has a vast art collection ...

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  • Police: Chris Brown Arrested/Charged with Assault in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Brown was arrested early Sunday in Washington after a fight broke out near the W Hotel, police said, complicating an already snarled legal history for the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer. Brown, 24, was charged with felony assault in an incident that started ...

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  • Museums Retrace March on Washington 50 Years Later

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Numerous exhibits and programs in the nation's capital will allow visitors to retrace the historic steps of the 1963 March on Washington 50 years later. Several museums and cultural organizations have organized artifacts and art exhibits for visitors to learn about ...

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  • National Gallery of Art to Undergo $68M Renovation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Gallery of Art plans to close its modern art galleries for three years to complete a $68 million renovation, adding new galleries and a rooftop sculpture garden. Federal funds will pay for renovations to the East Building's infrastructure, totaling $38.4 ...

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  • Kennedy Center to Host Hip-Hop Festival in 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hip-hop artists including rappers Nas and Somalia-born K'naan (kay-nahn) will take center stage in an unexpected place next year: as part of next season at the Kennedy Center in Washington. The center announced Tuesday that its 2013-2014 season would include the ...

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  • Did or didn’t she? Beyonce questioned on lip sync

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There's no question Beyonce's rendition of the national anthem was a roaring success. The mystery: was it live or lip synced? A spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band told news outlets, Jan. 22, that Beyonce had lip synced at President Barack Obama's ...

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  • Leading Black Artists Featured at Corcoran Gallery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Works by leading Black artists in the contemporary art realm go on view Saturday at Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art to tackle issues of racial, sexual and historical identity. The exhibit, "30 Americans," will be on view through February. It features ...

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