Art / National

Minnesota museum gets Washington crossing Delaware painting

  WINONA, Minn. (AP) — One of two surviving versions of the painting”Washington Crossing the Delaware” has a new home at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona. The famed 1851 painting depicting George Washington was recently acquired by the museum’s founders from a private collector, who had loaned it to the White House for … Continue reading

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Music

Marcus Miller explores his African roots on new CD

  Marcus Miller, “Afrodeezia” (Blue Note) Inspired by his work as spokesperson for UNESCO’s Slave Route Project, bass guitarist, composer and producer Marcus Miller takes listeners on a groove-filled musical odyssey on “Afrodeezia.” The CD explores how the rhythms and melodies brought from Africa shaped the music of the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. … Continue reading

Games / Movies / National

With ‘Dead Rising,’ a new approach for a game adaptation

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a pair of filmmakers first approached video game publisher Capcom about crafting a live-action movie based on their popular zombie series “Dead Rising,” they were asked to prove themselves in a very specific way: The creators behind such video game franchises as “Street Fighter” and “Resident Evil” handed the movie producers a game … Continue reading

Celebrities / Music

Music Review: Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ is lovely

  Madonna’s 13th studio album, “Rebel Heart,” beats with romance and rebellion. At 19 tracks, it’s an overstuffed triptych through the iconic performer’s life, careening between uplifting dance tracks, like the percolating “Living for Love” — her 44th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart — and corrosively bitter tunes such as the Avicii-produced … Continue reading