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Vatican museum, Uffizi confirm Raphael real

By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two of the world’s most important art museums, the Vatican Museums and the Uffizi Galleries, joined forces for the first time on Friday to inaugurate a small exhibit of rarely seen works by two Renaissance masters that confirmed a painting long suspected of being by Raphael…

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The Korean Sauce you didn’t know you needed

Taste Food by Lynda Balslev Move over, Sriracha — there’s another must-have Asian sauce in town. It’s called gochu-jang, and until I tasted this brick-red paste, I didn’t know I needed it. Now I do, and I suggest that you do too. Gochujang is a Korean condiment, and it’s a flavor bomb. It’s a sludgy,…

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Associated Press Best Sellers List

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Apples Never Fall” by Liane Moriarty (Henry Holt and Co.) 2. “Harlem Shuffle” by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday) 3. “Vince Flynn: Enemy at the Gates” by Kyle Mills (Atria/Bestler) 4. “Beautiful World, Where Are You” by Sally Rooney (FSG) 5. “Billy Summers” by Stephen King ( Scribner) 6. “The Last Thing He Told…

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Muti extends to 2022-23 as Chicago Symphony music director

RONALD BLUM Associated Press Absent from Chicago since February 2020 due to the pandemic, Riccardo Muti walked into Orchestra Hall and start- ed to rehease Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.” “It was a very, very emotion- al moment when I walked on stage and I went to the podium because the orchestra was united for…

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Home that inspired ‘The Conjuring’ for sale: 1.2 million

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — Not afraid of ghosts and things that go bump in the night? The purportedly haunted Rhode Island farmhouse where the spooky happenings that inspired the 2013 horror movie “The Conjuring“ occurred hit the market Thursday for the scary price of $1.2 million. Realtor Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty in its…

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Jury urged to make R. Kelly pay for his alleged sex crimes

TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — With the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial nearing jury deliberations, a prosecutor on Thursday urged jurors to convict the R&B superstar on federal charges that he used his celebrity as leverage to sexually abuse women, girls and boys for more than two decades. “It is now time to…

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Tonys: Broadway hopes to razzle-dazzle its way out pandemic

MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway is in need of a boost these days so it has smartly called on one of its most beloved, award-winning stage veterans for help — Audra McDonald. McDonald has been tapped to host the Tony Awards on Sunday, a telecast which the- ater producers hope…

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Britney Spears court filing says conservatorship should end

ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears said in a court filing Wednesday that she agrees with her father that the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money since 2008 should be terminated. The filing in Los Angeles Superior Court from Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart says she “fully consents” to…

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Teutopolis Monastery Museum opening October 3

TEUTOPOLIS — Visitors can view more than 30 rooms of the Teutopolis Monastery Museum on Sunday, October 3, 2021. The hours are from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. We recommend you come early to see the many unique and interesting articles on display. Admission for adults is $5.00 and $1.00 for children. The Museum is located…

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