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Size is not enough, Van Jones finalizes divorce from...

AAD REPORTS 14/06/2019Cafe con leche no more.   They’re legally free to move on. CNN host Van Jones has finalized his divorce from estranged wife, Jana Carter, according to court documents obtained by The Blast on Friday. Carter filed for divorce from the “Van Jones...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Bash Bish Falls,...

AAD REPORTS 14/06/2019Bash Bish Falls in Autumn - Follow Julian.cd on Instagram John Frederick Kensett, Bash Bish Falls, National Academy of Design You may also like to visit: *  St Pauls, London *  Flatiron, New York *  Loch Coruisk, Scotland *  The...[Read More]
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Joe Biden says 'we're gonna cure cancer' if he's...

AAD REPORTS 14/06/2019Great news! If Biden gets in, he's going to cure cancer. Sounds almost as crazy as comrade Corbyn.   WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joe Biden says that he'll cure cancer if he's elected president. Speaking at a campaign stop in Ottumwa,...[Read More]
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Arkansas in NY Times -1964

AAD REPORTS 13/06/2019This from the NY Times - March 8, 1964 The gamblers of Hot Springs are locked in a struggle with the Federal Government to maintain their control of the biggest illegal gambling operation in the United States. The enterprises flourish with the support...[Read More]
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Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural...

AAD REPORTS 10/06/2019PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — For decades, this city has been known for its high-low mix of desert culture, exemplified by the offerings on East Palm Canyon Drive, a well-traveled road with views of the craggy brown hills to the south. Discreet signs alert...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - New York

AAD REPORTS 30/05/2019January 15, 2018, The city that never sleeps New York Instagram by @ Calder 1870, The City of New York, published by Currier and Ives You may also like to visit: *  Diana atop the old Madison Square Garden, 1920  [Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Portland Head

AAD REPORTS 25/05/2019Portland Head Light House - follow Ms. Nina Taggart on instagram, @picturecraziee Lighthouse and Buildings, Portland Head, Cape Elizabeth, Maine by Edward Hopper c1927 - follow the Museum of Fine Arts Boston on Instagram, here, and learn more about the...[Read More]
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MGM pulls out of talks with Wynn over sale of Everett...

AAD REPORTS 22/05/2019Oooops, no deal.     Las Vegas casino giant MGM Resorts is pulling out of talks with Wynn Resorts over the possible sale of Wynn’s Everett property, Encore Boston Harbor, MGM said Tuesday night. The company, which operates the MGM...[Read More]
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Why would Wynn sell its Everett casino so close to...

AAD REPORTS 21/05/2019The chief executives of casino giants Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts are discussing a possible sale of Wynn’s nearly finished Encore Boston Harbor casino complex in Everett, a potentially colossal deal that would dramatically change the gambling landscape...[Read More]
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Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

AAD REPORTS 19/05/2019 Situated along the river in north Yonkers is the appropriately named Hudson River Museum. Easily overlooked by the colossus to the south, it is a charming place to visit, especially when the weather is nice, which would make it as these photos show, a...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Diana atop the old...

AAD REPORTS 14/05/2019Diana atop the old Madison Square Garden, 1920 - Follow old_ny_photos on Instagram Augustus St. Gaudens, Diana, collection Metropolitan Museum of Art You may also like to visit: *  St Pauls, London *  Flatiron, New York *  Loch...[Read More]
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What Makes a Dinosaur a Dinosaur?

AAD REPORTS 13/05/2019What Makes a Dinosaur a Dinosaur? The question may sound like a “duh,” but it gets to the heart of how we categorize and define nature. Ask any 8-year-old what a dinosaur is, and she’ll eagerly rattle off her favorite of the prehistoric celebrities....[Read More]
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Origin of the term Fugazy

AAD REPORTS 10/05/2019Long before Donnie Brasco introduced the term ‘Fugazy’ as meaning a fake, there was a certain writer from Sports Illustrated who labeled a would be boxing promoter named William Fugazy a fraud.   HAIL, HAIL, THE GANG'S ALL HERE   By...[Read More]
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A forbidding island off Martha’s Vineyard, once a...

AAD REPORTS 10/05/2019Painted by Sanford Gifford in 1877 while on a bass fishing expedition. Later used as a bombing range by the Navy for decades. Now the Guns are silent, the only sound now is the hippety hop of bunnies. Sunset on the Shore of No Mans Land by Sanford...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Statue of Liberty

AAD REPORTS 06/05/2019Statue of Liberty - Follow hudsonvalleyhappenings on instagram Edward Moran (1829 -1901) Unveiling The Statue of Liberty 1886 You may also like to visit: *  St Pauls, London *  Flatiron, New York *  Loch Coruisk, Scotland *  The...[Read More]
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Truth is stranger than fiction regarding mobster...

AAD REPORTS 29/04/2019Great movie gets a plot correction.  Pesci character whacked by the Dapper Don.  In 1986 when Henry Hill coauthored the book, which became the basis of the legendary film Goodfellas with former Sports Illustrated scribe Nicholas Pileggi, Henry...[Read More]
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This Georgian-Style Mansion In New York Will Be Sold...

AAD REPORTS 24/04/2019A spectacular Georgian-style mansion in Westchester County, New York, will be sold at auction on May 18th. The expansive home is more than 19,000-square-feet in size and is situated on 86 wooded acres with its own lake. The home is located in Chappaqua,...[Read More]
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Legends of the Past, When Led Zeppelin Met Elvis

AAD REPORTS 14/04/2019 The passing of music legend Chuck Berry at the age of ninety this past week has prompted much music nostalgia. Berry, who was wild in his ways, at least lived to a ripe old age. Not so was the case of his contemporary Elvis Presley who died some forty...[Read More]
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How the Woodstock stage was found after a...

AAD REPORTS 24/03/2019Wade Lawrence was skeptical when he heard about Steve Gold’s discovery. The stage on which the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held had been missing since it was dismantled in 1969. But last year, Lawrence, the museum director and senior curator at The...[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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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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Instagram Echoes Artists past: Lake George New...

AAD REPORTS 13/03/2019 Ms. Rachel Barnes at Lake George, New York - Follow Ms. Barnes on Instagram @rocky_barnes John F. Kensett (1816-1872), Lake George, Free Study - Date: 1872, Medium: Oil on canvas, Accession Number: 74.20, On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery...[Read More]
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Mount St Helens: Watch volcano dome SWELL and RISE by...

AAD REPORTS 04/03/2019A shattered mountain painted by Bierstadt and the largest eruption in the last century in the continental United States shows signs of growth 500 meters taller. Mount St Helens last showed a period of intense activity between the years 2004 and 2008,...[Read More]
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Rarest, most valuable US paper bills in existence set...

AAD REPORTS 20/02/2019Three exceedingly rare 19th century U.S. currency notes are expected to sell for a combined $7 million when they are auctioned off next week. One of the unique bills being auctioned is a $1,000 "Rainbow" note from 1869 that's said to be the only one...[Read More]
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New York in Motion Pictures, 1890-1920

AAD REPORTS 15/02/2019  Leviathan of the western hemisphere, New York City is constantly knocking itself over and rebuilding itself with even taller buildings, sometimes we forget how old the place really happens to be. The video at the below shows long lost footage of...[Read More]
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Standing In Awe Of Yellowstone's Grand Canyon—And...

AAD REPORTS 12/02/2019Okay, so I realize it’s an audacious thing to even dare to paint a landmark. I get it. In his first outing, Thomas Moran painted the view from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Many mistakenly believe the perspective came from Artist...[Read More]
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New Exhibition Will Explore Thomas Cole Paintings of...

AAD REPORTS 11/02/2019For almost twenty years Thomas Cole laid the foundation of American landscape painting in Catskill, N.Y.    THOMAS COLE, View Near Catskill, 1828-29. Oil on wood panel, 24 1/4 x 33 3/4 in. Framed: 31 1/2 x 41 x 2 3/8 in. Private...[Read More]
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1930's Postcards from Florida

AAD REPORTS 02/02/2019  Bayfront Park, Miami, FL circa 1935 Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Blimp over Miami, FL Washington Palms, Miami, FL Flame Vines, Miami, FL Plane to Havana, Pan Am Clipper, Miami, FL Seminole Village, Miami, FL Osceola Indian Village,...[Read More]
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A secret tunnel leads toward a bank. Who put it...

AAD REPORTS 02/02/2019While a certain score in British history remains sealed courtesy daffy duck laws and bewigged judges more akin to morons than sages, somebody in the USA clearly took notes on the 2008 Jason Steatham film, The Bank Job. The certain score all of these...[Read More]
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DIANA KING - Obituary

AAD REPORTS 15/01/2019Diana King KING--Diana. Diana King, an outstanding philanthropist recognized for her commitment to educational opportunities in television, film and other media, died on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at age 69. A New Jersey native and lifelong resident, she...[Read More]
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‘Back houses’ are NYC’s best-kept secrets

AAD REPORTS 10/01/2019Ashcan school painter Everett Shinn's studio is on the market    Believe it or not, New York used to be more crowded: Around 1900, parts of the Lower East Side were home to close to 1,000 people per acre. Faced with limited housing stock —...[Read More]
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David Chase on ‘The Sopranos,’ 'The Many Saints of...

AAD REPORTS 09/01/2019“‘Remember when’ is the lowest form of conversation,” Tony Soprano once told his mob cohorts in “The Sopranos.” If David Chase, Tony’s creator, doesn’t totally agree with that assessment — “It was a friend of mine in high school who said that,” he said...[Read More]
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You tube vs. AAD - A Christmas Tribute to Ms. Mariah...

AAD REPORTS 25/12/2018In light of the huge success that Ms. Mariah Carey is currently enjoying across every platform on the web and every music chart in the world with the re-release of 'All I want for Christmas is you', we thought it appropriate to publish a tribute piece as...[Read More]
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A Florida Keys Road Trip: 44 Islands and 42...

AAD REPORTS 18/12/2018It’s only 113 miles from Key Largo to Key West, but take it slow and savor the subtropical, sometimes kitschy, flavor, of these fragile isles. Seagulls and squadrons of brown pelicans flew alongside my rented Hyundai as I drove across the astonishing...[Read More]
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Life Along the Hudson, Book Review: New York's Last...

AAD REPORTS 18/12/2018In a rapidly changing world, one area still feels like yesteryear.  Given the news that New York’s housing slump has extended to the suburbs, it might behoove jittery homeowners to take the long view. As inspiration, they can look to a recent...[Read More]
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Thanksgiving 2018

AAD REPORTS 19/11/2018On arrival to the shores of Cape Cod, members of the native American Wampanoag Nation taught the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony how to cultivate crops, such as corn. So successful was the first harvest of 1621, that Governor William Bradford ordered a...[Read More]
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A Down Year for Art Basel in Miami?

AAD REPORTS 19/11/2018 Coast Guard seizes $500M worth of cocaine U.S. authorities seized about 18.5 tons of cocaine with a street value of $500 million in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday. The cocaine was taken off the Coast Guard...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - West Point

AAD REPORTS 12/11/2018Looking north towards West Point and Mount Taurus - Follow tone.vision on Instagram William Heine (active 1850-1859), West Point from Garrison Landing You may also like to visit: * Flatiron Building * The Colosseum, Rome * Monument Valley *...[Read More]
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Flames Of Autumn

AAD REPORTS 30/10/2018Kaaterskill Falls Flames Of Autumn, Thomas Cole And The Birth Of The Hudson River School In October of 1825 a young British immigrant to the United States named Thomas Cole caught a steamboat ride from lower Manhattan and took a trip up the Hudson...[Read More]
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Mitchell Report on Dr. Ford

AAD REPORTS 01/10/2018This is extraordinarily well researched. The conclusions? The changing story evidenced by timelines and congressional democrat pressures make this a potential case for witness tampering. Read more on The Washington...[Read More]
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The new Mafia is wising up and keeping quiet

AAD REPORTS 01/10/2018Fughedaboutit. Meet the new mob — same as the old mob. Thirty-three years after John Gotti carried out his audacious hit on crime boss Paul Castellano, which flouted Mafia rules and brought a wave of devastating prosecutions under the Dapper Don’s...[Read More]
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Michael Ovitz, the Former Hollywood Super Agent, Looks...

AAD REPORTS 24/09/2018Few careers in the entertainment business have been as tumultuous as that of former Hollywood super agent Michael Ovitz. After co-founding Creative Artists Agency in 1975, a powerhouse that represented the likes of Robert De Niro, Bill Murray and Paul...[Read More]
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Rapper Rides the Rap as former music mogul Suge Knight...

AAD REPORTS 24/09/2018This is a surprise. Suge Knight Gets 28 Years in Prison in Hit-and-Run Plea Deal. Marion Knight, the one-time rap mogul better known as Suge, will be sentenced to 28 years in prison after pleading no contest Thursday to reduced charges in connection...[Read More]
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New York, as it was in 1911

AAD REPORTS 24/08/2018Watch "1911 - A Trip Through New York City (speed corrected w/ added sound)" on YouTube. You may also like to read: *  Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Statue of Liberty *  Instagram Echoes Artists Past - New...[Read More]
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1930's Postcards from Florida

AAD REPORTS 20/08/2018  Bayfront Park, Miami, FL circa 1935 Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Blimp over Miami, FL Washington Palms, Miami, FL Flame Vines, Miami, FL Plane to Havana, Pan Am Clipper, Miami, FL Seminole Village, Miami, FL Osceola Indian Village,...[Read More]
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Lost Indian City found in southern Kansas

AAD REPORTS 20/08/2018There are no vine-covered temples or impenetrable jungles here — just an old-fashioned downtown, a drug store that serves up root beer floats and rambling houses along shady brick lanes. Yet there’s always been something — something just below the...[Read More]
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Frank Tenney Johnson: Federal Judge Throws out the...

AAD REPORTS 16/08/2018Reno, Nevada: A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit that Gerald Peters of Santa Fe, NM filed against Coeur D'Alene auction house and Pete Stremmel, owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting Peters sold for...[Read More]
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A collection of Picasso lithographs disappeared

AAD REPORTS 23/07/2018A collection of Picasso lithographs disappeared from the former Times Mirror Company in Los Angeles. Where did they go? To read more on the L.A. Times (or not as the case is if you are located within the EU) click on the link...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - The Grand Canyon

AAD REPORTS 22/07/2018Th Grand Canyon, Arizona - Follow Anna Shoot on Instagram here Thomas Moran (1837 - 1926) The Grand Canyon of the Colorado You may also like to read: *  Instagram Echoes Artists Past - The Wild Continent  [Read More]
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Hypoallergic riding the poop train

AAD REPORTS 16/06/2018The backdoor ride to Alabama. Small town never smelled this way before. It's not often a town of roughly 1,000 makes national news. But then, it's not often a town faces a plight so ripefor media attention as Parrish, Ala. For upwards of two months,...[Read More]
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Baseball fit for a King

AAD REPORTS 11/05/2018There's a long history of America and England sharing baseball. Major League teams toured the country in 1874, 1888-89 and 1912-13. Red Sox and Mets Minor Leaguers played at the Oval cricket ground in 1993, and next season, the Red Sox and...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Grand Central...

AAD REPORTS 08/05/2018Grand Central Terminal - follow Alex Boyle on Instagram @ralexanderboyle Howard Thain (1891-1959), Grand Central, New York Historical society You may also like to visit: *  St Pauls, London *  Flatiron, New York *  Loch Coruisk,...[Read More]
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Baltimore Museum purges works by whites for $$$...

AAD REPORTS 02/05/2018A museum has the delusion that an artists skin color should be the basis of what they hang on the walls. Lots of museum leaders talk about wanting to diversify their collections. Christopher Bedford, the director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, is...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Flatiron, New...

AAD REPORTS 17/04/2018Flatiron Building under construction, 1902 - Follow old_ny_photos on Instagram Edward Steichen (1879-1973), Flatiron, 1904-1905  Flatiron Building , 2016 - Follow Ms. DiDonato on Instagram @emilydidonato  You may also like to...[Read More]
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Miami, the Seminole Photographs of Eugene F....

AAD REPORTS 11/04/2018Miami Lost, the Seminole Photographs of Eugene F. Savage   In 1935 buoyed by the success of the sale of his Hall of State Centennial Murals to the state of Texas, deep in the Great Depression the artist Eugene Francis Savage drove from his home in...[Read More]
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You Can Livestream Coachella on YouTube

AAD REPORTS 11/04/2018Those of us who didn't spend hundreds of dollars to go to Coachella this year aren't entirely out of luck; YouTube will be exclusively livestreaming the festival so fans can tune in from the comfort of their own homes. (That sounds a lot more comfortable...[Read More]
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Deadly auction

AAD REPORTS 09/04/2018Lead Image - The scene inside the Lynnway Auto Auction faciility in Billerica on May 3 2017 after a driver lost control of the Jeep, center, which plowed through a group of bystanders. Five people were killed. BILLERICA -- Lynnway Auto Auction, where...[Read More]
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Frick Collection, With Fourth Expansion Plan, Crosses...

AAD REPORTS 06/04/2018The irony is not lost on Ian Wardropper, the director of the Frick Collection: The very gated garden that upended the museum’s previous attempt to renovate its 1914 Gilded Age mansion is now the centerpiece of its revised design. In...[Read More]
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Sword belonging to commander of black Civil War unit...

AAD REPORTS 01/04/2018Foreword by Alex Boyle Robert Gould Shaw was a young Bostonian with impeccable family connections, strongly abolitionist parents, and battle experience. Born 10 October 1837, he was the only son of Francis Gould and Sarah Sturgis Shaw. Socially...[Read More]
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Hypollergic, at it again: "How to draw a black...

AAD REPORTS 14/03/2018Is this really for real? When one wants to get past the insane ramblings of hyperhomo, aka the decline and fall of the west, perhaps look at the images from this Bowdoin college art...[Read More]
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NYC’s most expensive townhouse sets new record

AAD REPORTS 15/02/2018Art collector Len Blavatnik buys former Wildenstein Gallery building on East 64th Street. Ukrainian-born, Moscow-raised billionaire Len Blavatnik has paid a record $90 million for an Upper East Side mansion, sources told the Post. The seller,...[Read More]
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Sacha Baron Cohen pays OJ Simpson £15,000 for film...

AAD REPORTS 12/02/2018The Juice is loose, and he don't come for free. Sacha Cohen hires former felon O.J. Simpson as he seeks box office gold. Ali G star Sacha Baron Cohen paid disgraced actor OJ Simpson £15,000 to appear in a prank for the comedian’s next film,...[Read More]
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Jackie O and Marilyn, more in common than Warhol...

AAD REPORTS 02/02/2018America remembers Andy Warhol generating the first associations of Marilyn Monroe and the tragic widow of John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. It seems they had more in common than artistic renderings. Jackie and Marilyn Monroe didn’t just...[Read More]
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A 75-Ton Chain Once Stretched Across the Hudson River...

AAD REPORTS 25/01/2018From the earliest moments of the War for Independence, each side knew that the key to victory was the Hudson River. The hotbed of the revolution was in Boston and most of Gen. George Washington’s nascent Continental Army were from the northeast. The...[Read More]
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Following Thomas Cole

Robert Alexander Boyle 18/01/2018The absolute joy in appreciating the works of Thomas Cole is that so many of the places he painted in and around the northeast United States, are intact and more often than not still bear an astonishing resemblance to how they looked when Cole painted...[Read More]
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The First Review of Thomas Cole, November 22, 1825

Robert Alexander Boyle 18/01/2018 On November 22, 1825, The New York Evening Post published a review of a young artist named Thomas Cole. Given the major show on the artist about to open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art later this month, we thought it an appropriate moment to look...[Read More]
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New York tax officials seized Martin Shkreli's Nazi...

AAD REPORTS 17/01/2018New York state tax officials have already seized and auctioned off a rare Nazi encryption machine and three valuable historical documents owned by convicted fraudster Martin Shkreli, even as the jailed former pharmaceutical executive fights efforts...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - New York

AAD REPORTS 16/01/2018January 15, 2018, The city that never sleeps New York Instagram by @ Calder 1870, The City of New York, published by Currier and Ives You may also like to visit: *  Diana atop the old Madison Square Garden, 1920  [Read More]
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Hollywood protest was another vanity parade

AAD REPORTS 09/01/2018Stars who dressed in black at the Golden Globes were simply advertising their hypocrisy. Hollywood protest was another vanity parade   The Times, London By Melanie Phillips Never mind the movies: the theatricality and demand for applause at...[Read More]
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Updated...

AAD REPORTS 05/01/2018(New York, January 4, 2018)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today a revised admissions policy. Under the updated policy, which received approval from New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs, admission for residents of New York State and...[Read More]
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Met Museum to Explore Transatlantic Career of...

AAD REPORTS 02/01/2018Celebrated as one of America's preeminent landscape painters, Thomas Cole (1801–1848) was born in northern England at the start of the Industrial Revolution, emigrated to the United States in his youth, and traveled extensively throughout England and...[Read More]
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2 officials convicted at FIFA trial; 3rd awaits...

AAD REPORTS 23/12/2017NEW YORK — Two former South American soccer officials were convicted Friday of corruption charges at the first U.S. trial stemming from the FIFA bribery scandal, while deliberations will continue next week for a third official. A federal jury in New...[Read More]
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How an ancient mastodon ignited debate over humans’...

AAD REPORTS 22/12/2017Ancient ivory and mammoth bones revise human settlement of the New World by 100,000 years. Oh my God,” Richard Cerutti said to himself. He bent down to pick up a sharp, splintered bone fragment. Its thickness and weight told him that it belonged to an...[Read More]
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Washington Spy Trail, TURN comes alive

AAD REPORTS 21/12/2017Long Island isn't just for goombahs and goumars any more. Joey Buttafucco and Amy Fisher have been supplanted by a renewed appreciation of the colonial past. The length of Route 25A from Great Neck to Port Jefferson stretches along Long Island’s...[Read More]
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Three Flemish Baroque Masters Featured in a New...

AAD REPORTS 15/12/2017New York, NY — In a letter from September 13, 1621, describing a large painting of a lion hunt that he had just completed, Peter Paul Rubens expressed what he believed to be essential to his art: it had to be powerful and graceful. A constant quest...[Read More]
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Social-Media Stars Are Turning Heads—of...

AAD REPORTS 15/12/2017In this gigantic grey area, the 800 pound gorilla can make decrees, but how can they regulate what people say, do or wear on their own pages not paid for by Federal Government? Certainly the hosting server has not raised any objection, and the whole...[Read More]
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Drake, Miguel, 50 Cent perform at Art Basel...

AAD REPORTS 11/12/2017MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Musicians, actors and fashion icons descended on Miami for a whirlwind week of glamorous parties to celebrate some of the world's best artists during Art Basel. Drake and Lil Wayne took over the 24/7 ultra-club E11EVEN MIAMI for...[Read More]
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New York in Motion Pictures, 1890-1920

Robert Alexander Boyle 10/12/2017  Leviathan of the western hemisphere, New York City is constantly knocking itself over and rebuilding itself with even taller buildings, sometimes we forget how old the place really happens to be. The video at the below shows long lost footage of...[Read More]
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New York City not likely to tax $450 million art sale...

AAD REPORTS 08/12/2017The use of an ICC (Interstate Commerce Commision) licensed courier invariably produces a receipt which when attached to the invoice on file, causes the NY state department of taxation to give it a free pass. NEW YORK (AP) — New York City collects...[Read More]
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Navy photos show Pearl Harbor compared with attack

AAD REPORTS 08/12/2017These black and white photo overlays atop modern shots are amazing. On December 7, 1941, the US naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, suffered a devastating attack from the air and sea. The Japanese assault began around 8 a.m.,...[Read More]
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Washington's bejeweled 'Diamond Eagle' medal on...

AAD REPORTS 07/12/2017PHILADELPHIA — A jewel-encrusted medal owned and worn by George Washington is going on display in Philadelphia for the first time since it was presented to Washington in the city 233 years ago. The Diamond Eagle is the badge of office of the president...[Read More]
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Getty Center forced to close doors as wildfires rage...

AAD REPORTS 07/12/2017The home of Vincent van Gogh's Irises forced to close as a wild fire rages nearby. The famed Getty Center in Los Angeles was forced to keep its doors closed on Wednesday as a massive wildfire raged nearby. “The Getty Center is closed...[Read More]
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Wildfire Fire Prompts Evacuations, Traffic Disaster...

AAD REPORTS 06/12/2017Firefighters are battling a raging 150-acre brush fire that shut down the 405 Freeway near the world-famous Getty Center, prompting mandatory evacuations for residents and shutting down one of the busiest freeways in Los Angeles. By 1 p.m., all lanes...[Read More]
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The Hypos of Hypollergic: At It Again

AAD REPORTS 02/12/2017Over 120 Prominent Artists and Scholars Call on NYC to Take Down Racist Monuments - Hypollergic Who appointed these would be commissary guardians of public taste or morals?  Let's start with Sims, currently unfavorable because early medical case...[Read More]
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How to find a Frederic Edwin Church by accident

AAD REPORTS 28/11/2017The auctioneers had retrieved it from the attic; the surface of the painting was so dirty it looked as if it had been varnished with a mix of caramel and coal dust. Some of the paint was peeling off the canvas in an upper corner. The picture had...[Read More]
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Christie's American Sale, Photos and Prices...

AAD REPORTS 22/11/2017Below some of the works from the Christie's American sale of Tuesday 21 November. Lot 11. Thomas Hart Benton, Night Firing of Tobacco, Estimate $2-3 million - Price realised USD 2,652,500 Lot 12. William Aiken Walker, Big Cotton Plantation...[Read More]
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Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT

Robert Alexander Boyle 21/11/2017 Willard Metcalf, May Night, 1906, National Gallery of Art Tucked away in eastern Connecticut, just off the Interstate and across the Connecticut River, is an idyllic museum that once functioned as the first artist colony of American Impressionism. At...[Read More]
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Christie's American Sale, Santa Arrives Early to...

Robert Alexander Boyle 18/11/2017Perhaps a few weeks ago one would have thought something was odd when Sotheby's scheduled their American Paintings Sale a week ahead of time before their counterparts of Rockefeller Center. A court injunction against the Berkshire Museum from selling...[Read More]
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Real life Photos Made Famous By Artists - Flatiron...

AAD REPORTS 17/11/2017Edward Steichen (1879-1973), Flatiron, 1904-1905 Emily DiDonato, Flatiron Building , 2016 - Follow Emily on Instagram @emilydidonato  [Read More]
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JFK Assassination Records - 2017 Additional Documents...

AAD REPORTS 10/11/2017The Grassy Knoll never sleeps. The National Archives is releasing documents previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act.  The vast majority of the Collection (88%) has been open in full and released to the...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Niagara Falls

AAD REPORTS 05/11/2017 Horse Shoe Falls in Niagara by Earthofficial - Follow Earthofficial on Instagram @earthofficial  Frederic Church, Niagara, 1856, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC You may also like to read: *  Storm King Mountain *  The...[Read More]
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Berkshire Museum court case to be decided Monday

AAD REPORTS 05/11/2017As Berkshire Museum art sale nears, Attorney General's Office gains ground - but takes a hit. PITTSFIELD — The wait for a pivotal Berkshire Museum court ruling continued into the weekend, as legal briefs swelled a case file and the clock ticked down to...[Read More]
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The Fine Art of Recovering a Broken Arrow

AAD REPORTS 05/11/2017Bob Hicks was spending a cold December night in his barracks 53 years ago at Ellsworth Air Force Base near Rapid City when the phone rang. It was the chief of his missile maintenance team, who dispatched Hicks to an incident at an underground...[Read More]
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Art of Disinformation, how the FBI made up stories to...

AAD REPORTS 05/11/2017A secret FBI dossier on civil rights leader Martin Luther King alleges that he had a string of affairs and other "sexual aberrations", as well as links to the Communist Party. It is dated just three weeks before Dr King's assassination in April...[Read More]
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Hypo Homo: Berserk Battle Over the Berkshire Museum...

AAD REPORTS 03/11/2017Homos getting Hysterical After throwing the Berkshires into chaos in July, Pittsfield’s storied Berkshire Museum has found itself brought up in front of Berkshire County’s Superior Court. The museum had bet everything on...[Read More]
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Campbell Planned for a Feast

Robert Alexander Boyle 31/10/2017Tantric Tom Explored a Chinese Cave It is a fact, the New York Post punches hard on scandelous topics. While the rest of the art world slowly digested the drip, drip drip of news that former Metropolitan Museum Director Tom Campbell was probably guilty...[Read More]
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Tantric Tom Campbell: Instagram Insights to the...

AAD REPORTS 31/10/2017 First Published April 5th 2017 A self inflicted wound it seems into the reasons for his departure from the fabled museum. These images offer an informed look at the tastes savored by Tom Campbell posted on Instagram. Some of them when one looks at the...[Read More]
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Robert H. Boyle, Age 88; Writer, Environmentalist...

AAD REPORTS 30/10/2017IN MEMORIAM   COOPERSTOWN – Noted author and environmentalist Robert H. Boyle passed away May 19, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. He was 88 years old. Born on Aug. 21, 1928 in Brooklyn, he was the son of Elizabeth Coundouris Boyle and...[Read More]
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Berkshire Museum and Its Art Collection

AAD REPORTS 25/10/2017Let’s face it, the Berkshire Museum is in a deep financial hole, which is growing annually. The neighbourhood - once prosperous - is now abandoned and the local audience for the museum is very limited indeed. I doubt very much if anyone from the...[Read More]
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