Iconic impressionist image by Manet up for sale at Sotheby's

LONDON (AP) — One of the defining images of French impressionism is up for sale, as Sotheby's auctions Edouard Manet's "Le Bar aux Folies-Bergere."

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 7-13

June 7: Singer Tom Jones is 75. Actor Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell on "Leave It to Beaver") is 72. Talk-show host Jenny Jones is 69. Actor Liam N…

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Pro ranter Adam Carolla speaks volumes on fatherhood in book

NEW YORK (AP) — Professional ranter Adam Carolla speaks volumes in the title of his latest book: "Daddy, Stop Talking!"

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' sequel to be published June 18

NEW YORK (AP) — E L James is back for more.

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Circus performer falls during aerial act at Houston show

HOUSTON (AP) — A circus performer is recovering after falling more than 20 feet during an aerial act in Houston.

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Cuban-born painter celebrates 100th birthday

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuban-born artist Carmen Herrera says she's still bursting with ideas she wants to put on canvas, but the centenarian doesn't …

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Ehud Barak, former prime minister of Israel, has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Ehud Barak, the former prime minister of Israel and one of his country's most decorated soldiers, has a book deal.

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Museums band together to watch for looted Iraqi artifacts

PARIS (AP) — Stone tablets and terracotta seals, ivory sculptures and copper vessels. Antiquities experts from around the world are banding to…

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Trailer home-turned-Banksy canvas sells for $546,000

PARIS (AP) — Auctioneers handling the sale of an unusual early work by the elusive street artist known as Banksy say the spray-painted trailer…

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Artist Richard Serra receiving France's highest honor in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — The American sculptor Richard Serra (SEHR'-uh) is receiving France's highest honor.

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Judy Blume shares an old regret at BookCon gathering

NEW YORK (AP) — Judy Blume, whose novels helped millions of young people get through childhood, has some regrets about her own youth.

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Colorful dragons from around the world meet in Poland

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Colorful dragons made from paper, fabric and plastic came from around the world to the Polish city of Krakow for the 15t…

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The calm, then the storm, at book conventions

NEW YORK (AP) — The trade show was the calm, the fan show the storm.

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Trailer home turned Banksy canvas up for auction in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Painted by one of the world's most famous street artists, installed first at a mud-soaked music festival and then beneath an oak …

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Future of New York's Chautauqua amphitheater sparks divide

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — It's a 122-year-old stage that has played host to soaring speeches, debates and musical performances from such luminar…

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More copies of Laura Ingalls Wilder memoir to be printed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The autobiography of prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder, a blockbuster for the South Dakota State Historical Society…

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Historic Gay Head Lighthouse completes 135-foot move

AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) — A historic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse arrived at its new location on Saturday after a painstaking 135-foot move from …

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Maine man to explore final resting places of poets in South

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — A former teacher who travels the country to document the final resting places of poets is looking forward to calling at…

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'Office' colleagues Kaling, Novak confirm book project

NEW YORK (AP) — Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak say they are indeed writing a book together.

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Waters to college grads: 'It's your turn to cause trouble'

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Filmmaker John Waters tells Rhode Island School of Design graduates it's their turn to go out in the world and cause a…

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