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Louisiana Museum Plans: The Life of Professor Longhair, His Legacy

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An exhibit on the life and legacy of the New Orleans pianist known as Professor Longhair will open next month at a state museum near the State Capitol in Louisiana. Henry Roeland Byrd had a great influence on New Orleans music. His hits include “Tipitina”, …

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Sunnyside Expeditions is redefining tourism through adventure, healing and experiences with Indigenous cultures

Sunnyside Expeditions NETHERLANDS, Feb. 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sunnyside Expeditions has embarked on a new mission within the tourism industry – CEO Blake Dyer announced today. The boutique operator has introduced exclusive tours to the American Southwest, Northern Sweden, Costa Rica and Mongolia. Mr. Dyer said Sunnyside Expeditions was particularly …

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Connecticut River Museum Purchase of RiverQuest to expand educational offerings

ESSEX—The Connecticut River Museum and Connecticut River Expeditions recently reached an agreement for the museum to purchase the Haddam-based CRE ship RiverQuest, which will now be moored at the Steamboat Wharf at the foot of Main Street. Captain Mark Yuknat and his wife Mindy had the RiverQuest built in 2001 …

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South Dakota Breaks Tourism Spending Record | South Dakota

(The Center Square) – Visitors to South Dakota spent a record $4.4 billion in 2021, according to a press release from the South Dakota Department of Tourism. Spending was 30% higher than in 2020, the department said, citing a tourism economics study report. It amounts to $344 million in state …

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Connecticut launches marketing campaign to encourage winter tourism

The Norwalk Marine Aquarium, one of the attractions featured in the new marketing campaign. Contribution photo. The Connecticut Tourist Board launched a million-dollar marketing campaign designed to draw visitors to state attractions during the winter. The new “The State I’m In” campaign is the first integrated marketing initiative designed for …

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Two artists accused of falsifying indigenous heritage to sell art

Two artists from Washington state face federal charges for falsely representing themselves as Native Americans. The separate cases involve Lewis Anthony Rath, who claimed to be a registered member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, and Jerry Chris Van Dyke, who used the alias Jerry Witten and said he was …

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Maine’s indigenous tribes aim to generate economic impact around cultural tourism

As Maine’s tourism-related businesses struggle to bounce back, planning is underway to develop a new branch of the industry. The Wabanaki Cultural Tourism Initiative aims to create the first year-round, multi-faceted infrastructure for tourism involving Maine’s Indigenous peoples. The goal of the initiative, led by Four Directions Development Corp., is …

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MIKU Sushi for the benefit of the Bruce Museum throughout the month of December

GREENWICH, CT – During the month of December, MIKU Sushi, located at 68 Greenwich Ave., and Bruce Contemporaries are teaming up to raise funds and raise awareness at the Bruce Museum. The MIKU team has created new dishes and a festive holiday cocktail that will be available exclusively this month …

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2 artists accused of falsifying Native American heritage

Two artists are facing federal charges of tampering with Native American heritage to sell artwork to galleries in downtown Seattle. Lewis Anthony Rath, 52, of Maple Falls, and Jerry Chris Van Dyke, 67, also known as Jerry Witten, of Seattle, were charged separately with violating the Indian Arts and Crafts …

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The Day – It’s official: Connecticut has a new director of tourism

The State Department of Economic and Community Development announced Thursday that Noelle Stevenson has been appointed director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism, a division of the department. Stevenson was introduced to the public a week ago at a forum hosted by the Legislature’s Arts, Culture and Tourism Caucus. She …

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New York Met Museum to Remove Sackler Surname from Galleries | New York

New York’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art will remove the names of its most controversial donor groups – the billionaire Sackler family – from its galleries. The news comes in the wake of leading members of the American family, one of America’s richest, accused of fueling America’s deadly opioid crisis …

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Old Saybrook to get mural celebrating diverse heritage

By Eric O’Connell / Zip06.com • 11/30/2021 4:22 PM EST To commemorate Old Saybrook’s diverse past and to present the city as a welcoming community for all, Old Saybrook will soon be the site of a community mural. Over the next several months, the side of Foodworks will house a …

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Homeless hats and scarves available at Heritage Park in Holyoke

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Hats and scarves will be available for those who need them at Heritage Park in Holyoke starting Monday. An estimated 200 items will be tied to lampposts and benches for the homeless to pick up during the winter months. Holyoke Mayor Josh Garcia joined Isabel Baxter-Paris, …

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Norwalk’s Stepping Stones Museum reopens nearly two years after the pandemic closed

NORWALK – Originally closed in March 2020 due to COVID restrictions, the Stepping Stones Museum for Children has kept its doors closed a little longer to continue a massive renovation project in one fell swoop. The children’s museum will reopen to the public on Saturday at 8 a.m. and unveil …

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Aldrich Art Museum in Ridgefield launches new works on paper

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art press release: November 13, 2021 Aldrich is pleased to announce At first glance, Milano Chow’s first personal institutional exhibition. Shown in two galleries on the first floor, Chow will present more than a dozen new works on paper spanning two and three dimensions. Milano Chow: …

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Americans celebrate October as Hindu Heritage Month

Washington: The first-ever initiative by Hindu groups in the country was hailed by elected officials who issued proclamations and notifications to recognize the contributions of this minority community to the United States. Hindus around the world celebrate Navratri, Dussehra, Durga Puja, and Diwali around October. Therefore, this month has been …

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Americans observe October as Hindu Heritage Month

Americans across the country observe October as Hindu Heritage Month, with more than 20 of 50 states and more than 40 cities issuing proclamations on it, community leaders said Monday. The first-ever initiative by Hindu groups in the country was hailed by elected officials who issued proclamations and notifications to …

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Fairfield Museum Receives Prestigious NEH Grant

Fairfield Museum and History Center press release: 22 October 2021 The Fairfield Museum received a very competitive grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP). One of 115 SHARP grants nationwide, the grant will support the efforts of the Fairfield Museum …

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Connecticut Center names ex-UConn basketball coach Patrick Sellers and Fairfield assistant

Central Connecticut State announced Monday afternoon that it has officially named Patrick Sellers the new head coach of its men’s basketball program. “We are pleased to welcome Mr. Sellers back to the Blue Devil family, and look forward to his leadership to help us rebuild our men’s basketball program,” CCSU …

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