Muslim cultures explored in exhibit
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Muslim cultures explored in exhibit

  • Associated Press

    A man on a bicycle passed by the Old Opera building, which was reflected in a puddle Wednesday in Frankfurt, Germany. The Old Opera first opened in 1880 but was destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II. It was restored over the next 35 years and reopened in 1981 as a concert hall. The Frankfurt Opera is in a modern building close by.

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NEW YORK >> An exhibit opening next month at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan will explore Muslim cultures in New York and around the world.

The exhibit called “America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far” opens Feb. 13 at the Upper West Side museum.

The 3,500-square-foot exhibit is the fourth in a series on global cultures, following exhibits about ancient Greece, China and Japan.

The exhibit is designed for children age 2 to 10 and their families. It will include interactive features like a global marketplace where children can pretend to buy spices from Egypt, ceramics from Turkey and rugs from Morocco.

They can also weigh their catch at the Zanzibari fish market, smell Indonesian fruits, serve Tajik tea and design outfits inspired by the West African tailors on 116th Street.

Tennessee touts top attractions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. >> The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development is highlighting several destinations in the upcoming year.

The top events and attractions include:

>> The Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg kicking off its 150th-anniversary celebration at the start of the new year.

>> Dollywood opening the world’s fastest wooden roller coaster, the Lightning Rod, in March.

>> The fall opening of the Guest House at Graceland, a 450-room resort near Elvis’ home in Memphis.

>> The 100th-birthday celebration in August of the National Park Service at 14 Tennessee locations, including at the Great Smoky Mountains, the country’s most visited national park.

Festival features medley of acts

NEW YORK >> Kanye West, Beck, the Strokes and the Killers are set to perform at the three-day 2016 Governors Ball Music Festival in June.

Founders Entertainment announced Friday that Eagles of Death Metal, Robyn, De La Soul and Haim will also perform June 3-5 at Randall’s Island Park in New York.

Tickets are on sale.

Other performers at the festival include Death Cab for Cutie, Elle King, Of Monsters and Men, Father John Misty, Jamie XX, Gary Clark Jr., Miguel, Courtney Barnett, M83 and Mac Miller. More than 65 acts will perform at the festival, which is celebrating its sixth year.

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