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The Aurora Fox Theater comes up big at Henry Awards

“We know, and our audience knows, about the great stuff we’re doing and the high quality of our productions,” said Charlie Packard, the Fox’s executive producer and individual award recipient for Outstanding Scenic Design in Metamorphoses. “It’s nice to know that the Henry judges recognize that as well.”

House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

The bipartisan legislation would roll back federal regulations that since 2012 have required ads to most prominently display the full ticket price.

Celebrate the season with a triple-tomato salad

Celebrate the season with a triple-tomato salad

All kinds of tomatoes are at the best just now, big and small, beefsteak and cherry. At the base of this salad are sliced beefsteak tomatoes, which are topped with chopped small tomatoes and drizzled with a tomato-based vinaigrette.

Sleepy port city focus of North Korea tourism push

Sleepy port city focus of North Korea tourism push

For many North Korean vacationers, that place has long been the sleepy port city of Wonsan, which is now the focus of one of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s most talked-about pet projects — a campaign to transform the country into a haven for tourism.

Ronstadt, Katzenberg among those honored by Obama

President Barack Obama was awarding the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 22 recipients in an East Room ceremony also being attended with first lady Michelle Obama.

Silent retreats: Tradition finds 21st century fans

Silent retreats: Tradition finds 21st century fans

“I thought the stillness would help me connect with my baby,” said Berger, who was nearly eight months pregnant at the time.

Incubator farms nurture agriculture entrepreneurs

Incubator farms nurture agriculture entrepreneurs

“It’s giving me an opportunity to implement business ideas that I hadn’t had a chance to before,” said Damon Brangman, 43, an immigrant from Bermuda who wants to grow his own vegetables for the mobile juice business he runs with his wife in Ithaca.

Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed

The decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a ruling in 2012 by a district court that sided with several health and consumer organizations that sued the FDA after the agency decided against holding the hearings.

National outdoor art show to hit billboards

National outdoor art show to hit billboards

“Art Everywhere US” is billed as the world’s largest outdoor art show.

The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

“I’m speechless. Thanks for having me in your club,” Thomas said, getting emotional as he remembered his late father.