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Review: Ab-Soul continues strong run for Top Dawg

  Ab-Soul, “These Days …” (Top Dawg) Rapper Ab-Soul grew up in his family’s record store with free access to anything in the stacks. That explains a lot about “These Days …,” the bursting-at-the-seams album that’s No. 4 in Top Dawg Entertainment’s massive 2014 rollout (only Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock to go). The 15-track album [...]

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Milan designers nudge men to dress with derring-do

  MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are gently inviting men to add just a little derring-do to their dressing. Feel secure in that double-breasted blazer? Why not snazz it up with a pair of silken shorts and thick-soled sneakers? Like the classic black and white, or red-white-and-blue combinations? Ok, but let’s brighten things up sometimes [...]

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‘Star Wars’ creator selects Chicago for museum

   CHICAGO (AP) — “Star Wars” creator George Lucas announced Tuesday, June 24, that he has picked Chicago to host his much-anticipated museum of art and movie memorabilia, in a major victory for the nation’s third-largest city. San Francisco and Los Angeles also had sought the museum. Lucas said in a written statement that he hopes [...]

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Dinner at the museum: Real meal on fine ceramics

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Five nights a week at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, 16 people sit down to dinner. But they’re not at a museum cafe. They’re in the exhibit space, at a long pine farmhouse table set all day long with platters, bowls and vases made by a ceramic artist. The seven-course meal, which [...]

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