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Things to do: Allentown Art Museum celebrates MLK Jr. Day | Out-and-about

Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and explore African American art, history, and culture when the Allentown Art Museum presents a day to honor the civil rights leader through influential speakers, meaningful discussions, inspiring entertainers, and encouraging art-making.

The museum will host a live celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the museum and a virtual celebration on Monday.

On Sunday, a “Couch Convo” with host Saide Saddiq will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The “convo” includes a DJ, drum circle, music by Contact Collective, and a panel discussion with community leaders on

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Mikiztli event celebrates Dia de los Muertos in Phoenix

Music, art and people filled Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix on Sunday to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead.

Put on by the Cultural Coalition, the event, named Mikiztli, celebrates the Indigenous roots of honoring the dead through food, dance, story and prayer.

Sunday’s event, which marked the 10th anniversary of the celebration, brought hundreds of new and old faces to the park.

Artist and gallery owner Sam Gomez put the finishing touches on his booth as he talked about how the celebration helped people connect to their Indigenous roots.

“I think there’s a lot

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A Chicago theater festival that celebrates Latino art and culture | Editorial

Benavides. Cervantes. Godinez. Gutierrez. González. Hernandez. Ramirez. Solano.

These are among the names of the writer, director and cast of “American Mariachi,” a play at the Goodman Theatre about five Latinas who go against machismo and tradition to start their own mariachi group in the 1970s.

A production such as this, where Latinos are in charge of their own narrative, is a rare sight at any major theater in Chicago. But when we attended a weekday performance last week, we discovered a good-size and diverse crowd laughing, crying and clapping along, evidence that Chicago theatergoers are up for shows with

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Chrysler Museum of Art exhibition celebrates 50 years of Norfolk’s Scope and its Italian designer, Pier Luigi Nervi

In 1960, people around the world marveled at that year’s Summer Olympics, the first to be commercially televised.

Fans watched athletes compete in the oval-shaped Stadio Flaminio, Rome’s new 30,000-seat stadium designed by Italian architect Pier Luigi Nervi and his son.

Norfolk civic leaders were watching too and were captivated by the stadium. In 1965, they tapped the man behind it to design Norfolk’s cultural and convention center for basketball championships, rock concerts, opera and theater: Scope.

Scope opened in November 1971. The building and nine other Nervi projects are the focus of the 50th anniversary exhibition, “Pier Luigi

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