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Globe Trotting: Museum sets Civil War events

    Dippy the dinosaur stands in the Natural History Museum in London where it’s been on exhibit for more than a century. One of the museum’s best-loved inhabitants, Dippy is retiring — and the dino’s fans aren’t happy. The museum announced Thursday that the 85-foot plaster skeleton of a diplodocus, a dinosaur that inhabited North America 150 million years ago, will be replaced in the main hall by the skeleton of a blue whale.

Museum sets Civil War events

ATLANTA » The Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum is offering special programs to continue commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Camille Love, executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, said the museum will pre­sent guest speakers and special film screenings between February and June.

Authors William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore will give a free lecture on President Abraham Lincoln and the abolition of slavery on Feb. 12. Their book, "Collaborators for Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy," explores the relationship between President Lincoln and Lovejoy, an abolitionist, and the impact their bond had on politics.

Guthrie Center celebrates Beatles

TULSA, Okla. » The Woody Guthrie Center is opening a new traveling exhibit next week focusing on the Beatles’ 1964 arrival in America.

The exhibit, "Ladies and Gentlemen — The Beatles!" opens Wednesday and is a Grammy Museum-curated exhibit that will feature artifacts, videos, audio and interactive components about the legendary group.

It will be on display until May 25.

The Woody Guthrie Center opened in 2013 in downtown Tulsa and honors the folk-singing legend with interactive exhibits, an extensive archive and a concert series that serves as a lasting tribute to his legacy.

Hudgens heads cast of ‘Gigi’

WASHINGTON » The Broadway-bound musical revival "Gigi" has opened at the Kennedy Center and stars Vanessa Hudgens, who will make her Broadway debut. The new production runs through Feb. 12 in Washington.

"Gigi" is set in Paris at the turn of the last century. The musical comes from Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, the same composer and lyricist as "My Fair Lady." It centers on a teenage girl being groomed to serve as a companion to a bored, wealthy playboy until they realize they’ve fallen in love.

Hudgens is best known for starring in Disney’s "High School Musical" movies. She’s joined by Tony Award-winning actress Victoria Clark; Dee Hoty; Corey Cott, from "Newsies"; and Howard McGillin, a longtime title character in "The Phantom of the Opera."

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