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Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light @ The National...

AAD REPORTS 18/03/2019The first UK exhibition of Spain's Impressionist, Sorolla, in over a century. Known as the 'master of light' for his iridescent canvases, this is a rare opportunity to see the most complete exhibition of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida's (1863–1923) paintings...[Read More]
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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Lost Paintings...

AAD REPORTS 18/03/2019On March 18 1990, thieves broke into the Gardner Museum and stole 13 works of art yet to be recovered.  Forgotten in the hubub of the Gardner Heist, is what these paintings actallly look like. Decades later we appear no closer to the recovery of...[Read More]
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William Bouguereau's $35 Million Masterpiece at...

AAD REPORTS 15/03/2019Bouguereau at $35 million? Wow!! It seems that just yesterday, actually 2006 that shady Albany appraiser slash art dealer slash conflict of interest Mark LaSalle offered a $65 thousand appraisal to a trusting convent of...[Read More]
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A look back at the history of hits on NYC mob...

AAD REPORTS 15/03/2019In the early 1930s, the notorious Charles “Lucky” Luciano established the modern American Mafia by creating “The Commission.” It was a governing body through which the Five Families — the Luccheses, the Gambinos, the Genoveses, the Colombos and the...[Read More]
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Bank Robbery in Queens

AAD REPORTS 15/03/2019There is a lot of hard work into planning a professional bank robbery. The Bank Robbery In Queens by Bobby Batsallota The year was 1983 and a new dimension was about to be added to my criminal resume. I truly believe that every person who has walked...[Read More]
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Carrington Event, 1859 and Its Effect on American...

AAD REPORTS 15/03/2019 From August 29th until September 2, 1859 British astronomer Richard Carrington made scientific history as he documented the first observed sun spots, solar flares and an associated Aura Borealis that reached the Earth a day and a half later when that...[Read More]
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Shoot out with the Brooklyn Guidos

AAD REPORTS 15/03/2019 In celebration of throwback week when we see Britains acting difficult over Brexit, Trump issuing threats over his wall? we got a marvelous escape with an old school whacking of a Gambino boss in the outer borough of Staten Island. In honor of that we...[Read More]
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A Mob hit right out of the Sopranos

AAD REPORTS 15/03/2019Staten Island Italian mobster Franky Cali likely got clipped by one of his zip pals. In mob speak, Zips are imported wiseguys from Italy. They are called that either because they don't have zip codes where these guys come from, or they talk so...[Read More]
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A Letter and a Lost Ship Found

AAD REPORTS 13/03/2019On July 1, 1942, the U.S.S. Wasp, an aircraft carrier holding 71 planes, 2,247 sailors and a journalist, sailed from San Diego to the western Pacific to join the battle against the Japanese. On board was a naval officer named Lt. Cmdr. John Joseph Shea....[Read More]
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Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll at the MET...

AAD REPORTS 13/03/2019The first major exhibition in an art museum dedicated entirely to the iconic instruments of rock and roll will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning April 8, 2019.  Through more than 130 instruments dating from 1939 to 2017—played...[Read More]
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