3-month citywide arts exhibit in New Orleans

In this Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 photo, Kim Rorschach, director of the Seattle Art Museum, and the museum's curator of contemporary art, Catharina Manchanda, look at Mardi Gras Indian costumes made by Darryl Montana, on display at the New Orleans Jazz Museum in New Orleans. Prospect.4 opens Sunday and ends Feb. 25. It’s the fourth such exhibit and includes photographs, sculptures, prints, videos and other work, much of it avant-garde, by 73 artists from around the world. (AP Photo/Janet McConnaughey)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Collages by jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong, three versions of a work by Yoko Ono, a dream-like video about jazz trumpeter Buddy Bolden, a steam calliope that plays African-American protest music, and a chunk of wall bearing a restored mural by graffiti artist Banksy are among hundreds of works to be shown as part of or during a citywide exhibit called Prospect.4.

Rare Grateful Dead items to be auctioned off

This Nov. 9, 2017, photo shows a replica of a conference table and chairs used by members of the Grateful Dead, along with a collection of Grateful Dead related memorabilia, at Stremmel Auctions in Reno, Nev. The widow of the Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll band. Hal and Jesse Kant’s memorabilia collection includes signed artwork by the band’s late leader, Jerry Garcia, and backstage passes from concerts spanning 30 years. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The widow of the Grateful Dead’s longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll band.

Self-taught rocket scientist plans launch

In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, photograph, daredevil/limousine driver Mad Mike Hughes is shown with with his steam=powered rocket constructed out of salvage parts on a five-acre property that he leases in Apple Valley, Cal. Hughes plans to launch his homemade contraption on Saturday near the ghost town of Amboy, Cal., at a speed of roughly 500 miles-per-hour. (Waldo Stakes/HO courtesy of Mad Mike Hughes via AP)

The countdown to launch creeps closer and there’s still plenty for self-taught rocket scientist “Mad” Mike Hughes to do: Last-second modifications to his vessel. Pick up his flight suit. Leave enough food for his four cats — just in case anything happens.

Not ready to retire after 65 years

In this Oct. 26, 2017 photo, Ray Bowser, 83, of South Buffalo, Pa. holds a windshield made at the Pittsburgh Glass Works plant in 1986. The shield is signed by every employee who worked at the plant during that time as part of Z-D-Days, Zero Defects. (Louis B. Ruediger /Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)

CREIGHTON, Pa. (AP) — When 18-year-old Ray Bowser got hired at the Pittsburgh Plate Glass plant in East Deer in 1952, he figured he had a job for life, if he wanted it.

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