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Globe Trotting

For Sunday, October 20, 2013

By Star-Advertiser news services


A painter prepared for the exhibition on comics and immigration Monday at the Museum of the History of Immigration in Paris. The exhibit opened Wednesday and runs through April. The two figures at right are by French comics artist Herve Baru­lea, also called Baru. The exhibit shows how the immigrant story hugely shaped comic books from 1913 to today and from the United States to France.

‘Breaking Bad' tours continue

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. » A New Mexico trolley company that takes "Breaking Bad" fanatics on a tour around Albuquerque is lengthening its season.

The ABQ Trolley Co. says it has added new tour dates into November and offering visits to sites where the show was filmed.

"Breaking Bad" has wrapped up its fifth and final season. The show followed Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns to a life of crime, producing and selling meth­am­pheta­mine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman.

The tours gives people outside views of the homes of Pinkman and White, a car wash, laundry, law office and other filming locations.

Exhibit features Disney artifacts

CHICAGO » An exhibit featuring rare Disney memorabilia is opening at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.

"Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives" celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Walt Disney Co. It runs through Feb. 17.

Museum officials say the exhibit will feature items that haven't been widely seen, including drawings, props, costumes and animation artwork.

One example is Disney's original script for the 1928 cartoon debut of Mickey Mouse in "Steamboat Willie." There will be props from movies like "Mary Poppins," "The Princess Diaries" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."

Tennessee banks on new park

UNION CITY, Tenn. » As a new $80 million Discovery Park of America nears opening day, officials in western Tennessee hope the attraction helps put the area on the tourism map.

Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Susan Whitaker said that the park on the Kentucky-Tennessee border combines history, education and entertainment in one experience. "It's really a stunning, man-made achievement," she said.

The 50-acre complex includes a three-story discovery center with 10 exhibit halls along with outdoor structures, including a 100-year-old church, a schoolhouse, train cars, building replicas, a farm exhibit and an antique windmill.

The park also features an interior slide, interactive wind turbine, historic military vehicles, replicas of dinosaur skeletons, a 20,000-gallon aquarium, an earthquake simulator, theater and 120-foot glass tower. The park opens Nov. 1.

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