Squaw Valley Ski Museum

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By Janet Fullwood Contra Costa Times Correspondent “The upcoming Olympic Heritage Celebration is timed to cash in on public enthusiasm for the 2010 Winter Olympics, opening Feb. 12 in Vancouver, British Columbia. And it’s more than just a nostalgia bash. The underlying goal is to raise funds and support for a ski museum to be built at a yet-to-be-determined North …

VA Aquarium’s $25M renovation to open soon

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From the Daily Press VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. The renovation is scheduled to open Saturday after several delays prevented it from opening as expected on Memorial Day weekend. The Virginian-Pilot reported Sunday that a coastal Sahara desert habitat will be one of the new things to see. Scorpions, cobras and hedgehogs will be on display. A Red Sea aquarium and Flores …

Plan to revive Municipal Auditorium to be unveiled today

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By Michelle Krupa, The Times-Picayune “Spearheaded by a pair of Mayor Ray Nagin’s close allies, the Center for Entertainment and the Creative Industry, dubbed CECI, would reinvent the Municipal Auditorium, still shuttered since Hurricane Katrina, as a structure that combines traditional stages with digital production facilities, a merchandise distribution center, a culinary school, a jazz museum and offices for nonprofit …

Discovery Museum plans move to next phase

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From the Morning Sun “The proposed Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum is still a dream, but the dream could be a little closer to reality. Organizers of the children’s museum announced last week the start of a capital campaign. The group that began with four mothers and an idea says that to make the project a reality, it wants to raise …