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Berlin art show pairs impressionist, expressionist paintings

In this photo taken with a long shutter, members of the media walks through the exhibition 'Impressionism - Expressionism. Turning Point in Art' during the press preview at the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery), in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The paintings from left: Le Pont de Chatou by Maurice de Vlaminck, L'Ete by Auguste Renoir, the sculpture L'Age d'airain by Auguste Renoir and the painting Chez le pere Lathuille by Edouard Manet. The exhibition opens on May 22, and runs through Sept. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

BERLIN (AP) — Camille Pissarro’s famous “Boulevard Montmartre at Night” shows a brightly illuminated avenue in Paris — the city lights turned into gentle dabs of oil paint. Next to the French impressionist’s 1897 work is a painting by German expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner from 1912 depicting a Berlin street scene in flashy yellow, blue and black — the broad brush stokes clearly visible.

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NY officials ban fowl competitions at state and county fairs

GEDDES, N.Y. (AP) — State officials are banning fowl competitions at the State Fair and all county fairs as a precaution against avian flu.

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Opening event Monday for new version of Kronk Gym in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — An opening event is Monday for a new version of the former Detroit boxing gym of late Hall of Fame boxing trainer Emanuel Steward.

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New museum in John Wayne’s Iowa hometown celebrates his life

Tourists walk past an Andy Warhol print of John Wayne on display in the John Wayne Museum, Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Winterset, Iowa. Though Wayne moved to California at a young age, it’s a minor footnote for Winterset, a city of about 5,000 people. On Saturday, May 23, 2015, Winterset will help launch the official opening of the newly built museum celebrating Wayne’s life and career. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) — Like many rural communities, the central Iowa city of Winterset has an idyllic town square, variety stores and a historic movie theater. But Winterset also has a unique claim to fame: It’s the birthplace of John Wayne, and a new museum opening here is celebrating the late actor’s life, career and local connections.

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Opening event Monday for new version of Kronk Gym in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — An opening event is Monday for a new version of the former Detroit boxing gym of late Hall of Fame boxing trainer Emanuel Steward.

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