West Springfield’s Sarah McKenna earns promotion as Red Sox executive

Sarah McKenna, a Cathedral High School graduate who grew up in West Springfield, has been promoted by the Boston Red Sox to senior vice-president of fan services and ballpark entertainment.

“It’s a lot like the job I have been doing right along, with some new responsibilties

West Springfield’s Sarah McKenna continues to work her way up in the Boston Red Sox organization. 

added,” she said. “It’s a great job in a great place to work. Lots to do, lots of fun.”

McKenna also has charge of Red Sox Productions, which have won six Emmy Awards under

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When the Old Masters Were the PR Agents of the Rich and Powerful

“It was all about propaganda and P.R.,” said Jonathan Bikker, the curator of the Rijksmuseum exhibition. “I think that’s why the monarchy and the high nobility had such a strong hold on that format. They made it associated with them and them alone.”

The nobility would often use the full-length portrait to celebrate the union of two influential families. Such was the case with Henry IV, duke of Saxony, and his bride, Catherine of Mecklenburg, whose 1514 portraits by the German artist Lucas Cranach the Elder were opulently adorned in the colors of their coats of

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Westmoreland Museum to host diversity event – Tribune

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The Westmoreland Museum of American Art and the Westmoreland Diversity Coalition will host a day of conversation and advocacy for community leaders and influencers with Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

Cole is Principal Consultant with Cook Ross, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in diversity, inclusion, cultural competency, leadership development and organizational change management. Before assuming this role, she served for eight years as the Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art.

An expert in matters of diversity, equity, accessibility and

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Activities to ramp up at Clinton museum – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

FAYETTEVILLE — Organizers at the Clinton House Museum want to amp up student engagement, host more events and continue to raise money for a tourist attraction that has tripled its visitors within the past three years.

Bill and Hillary Clinton lived in the 1,800-square-foot Tudor Revival-style house at 930 S. California Drive from 1973 to 1976 while teaching at the University of Arkansas School of Law. The university system’s board of trustees bought it for $249,950 in 2005. The Advertising and Promotion Commission leases the property for $1,200

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5 spring break deals on Atlanta’s favorite attractions

With spring break approaching, it’s time to figure out some ways to keep the kids happily occupied – without breaking the bank.

RELATED: 9 frugal ways to enjoy the great outdoors on spring break

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New Star City Pass offers discounts to local attractions

Its been talked about for years but now there is finally a discounted, pay-one-price “Star City Pass” that allows visitors to Roanoke – or locals – to visit 8 cultural attractions. The Star City Pass is forty dollars for those 17 and under; 50 dollars for adults – it represents a 31 percent discount overall. They can only be purchased at the Center in the Square box office – good for museums there; plus the Taubman, the Link Museum, Mill Mountain Zoo and the Transportation Museum. Right now its deemed a pilot project through August. Susan Jennings with the Roanoke

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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art Opens New LocationGolden-clad $22 million museum welcomes visitors to …

DENVER, March 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kirkland Museum of Fine Decorative Art opened its highly anticipated new building at 1201 Bannock Street to the public on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11 a.m. Kirkland Museum’s new building, clad in wonderful shades of golden terra cotta and glass tiles in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District, is only steps away from the Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum.

Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative ArtRibbon Cutting at Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art photo by Evan Semón.


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Hudson River Maritime Museum seeks beta testers for new puzzle games

KINGSTON, N.Y. The Hudson River Museum has announced two new programs for families and young adults in the spring and summer, and is looking for beta testers for its new puzzle programs.

Beta testers get a chance to be the first to try the museum’s new puzzles. As

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