Exhibition probes the mystery of Sherlock Holmes
LONDON — Sherlock Holmes is among the most famous Londoners of all time. Many tourists still see the bustling city through his eyes, and seek out his address, 221B Baker Street.
It seems a logical deduction that the fictional detective’s creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, must have known the city intimately.
On the road to find the world’s funniest person
LOS ANGELES — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they’d been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other.
The onetime stand-up comic is, after all, the owner of the venerable Hollywood nightclub The Laugh Factory, so the idea wasn’t unfamiliar. Still, it’s one thing to get a liquored-up audience laughing at lines like, “Take my mother-in-law — please.”
Dogs welcome at St. Louis museum about, well, dogs
ST. LOUIS — Exhibits include dog paintings, dog sculptures and displays about famous dogs. But what really makes this St. Louis museum unique is the visitors: Dogs are welcome, and curators aren’t worried about the canines knocking things over or making a mess.
“We do it and have been doing it for many years, and to my knowledge it’s never caused a problem,” said Stephen George, executive director of the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog.
Maine’s fine crafts makers exhibit the exquisite in Augusta, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2
AUGUSTA — Maine Crafts Guild hosts its annual Augusta Fine Crafts Show on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maine State Museum Cultural Building, 230 State Street, in the Capital Complex. Known for excellence in their craft, Guild artists will exhibit their work for sale over the course of two days.
The Augusta Fine Crafts Show is a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the direct link between Maine's long history of fine handcrafted objects and its contemporary practitioners. Admission is free.
Historic Rainbow Room reopens atop NYC skyline
NEW YORK — The Rainbow Room reopened Sunday in its historic perch atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza after a five-year absence from the New York City skyline.
“It’s breathtaking,” guest Jamie Greenwald, one of more than 200 brunch guests who took in the sweeping views outside and the significant improvements inside the 80-year-old establishment whose floors have been walked across by Cole Porter, Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Al Pacino, Barbra Streisand and Muhammad Ali.
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