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Thousands attend Winston-Salem’s Juneteenth Festival with music, dancing, food, arts and history | Local News

In September 1862, President Abraham Lincoln proposed emancipation as a war measure to coerce the surrender of the treasonous states, offering them the opportunity to maintain slavery if they ended hostilities against the Union, said Anthony Parent, a professor of history and American ethnic studies at WFU.

When the southern states refused, Lincoln granted emancipation to the enslaved people once the Union lines reached those states, Parent said.

“He (Lincoln) did not emancipate the enslaved people in the states loyal to the Union: Maryland, Missouri, Delaware or Kentucky,” Parent said. “Making the war one of liberation opened the door to

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Art Industry News: Seth Rogen’s Acclaimed Pot Art Enters New Territory as One Dank Vessel Sells for $10,000 at Auction + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Thursday, June 17.


Looted Artifacts Returned to Ethiopia From U.K. Auction – A regional auction house in the U.K. has withdrawn from sale two objects that British troops looted from Ethiopia during the 1868 Battle of Maqdala. Busby Auctioneers in Dorset withdrew the leather-bound Coptic bible and set of horn beakers after the Ethiopian embassy in London wrote to the house, asking it to “stop the cycle of dispossession.” The

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Country Music Fans React To Carrie Underwood’s Huge Career News

Carrie Underwood is absolutely unstoppable.

The Before He Cheats singer announced on Instagram in mid-May that she will be starting a Las Vegas residency called REFLECTION. The production will begin on December 1, 2021 at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas (you can snag some tickets here).

And most recently, Carrie dropped a new video plug for her residency, which had fans going wild as many were just hearing about it for the first time or wanted to share the news that they would be attending.

“Congrats Carrie,” one person said. “Got our tix. See you in Dec,”

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Photographer Captures Crow Taking an ‘Ant Bath’ | Smart News

After a three-hour walk through a British Columbia nature reserve, photographer Tony Austin had a stroke of luck when a murder of crows landed about 40 feet up the path from him.

As one bird began violently rolling in the dirt and gravel, Austin snapped photos, he tells Cathy Kearney at CBC News. A closer look at the photos later revealed that the crow wasn’t just getting dusty. Its body and wings had become covered in black ants.

“You don’t often see crows that close. They were all strutting around,” says Austin to NPR’s Bill Chappell. “Only the

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What Are Free Little Art Galleries? | Smart News

For much of the past year, art lovers have found themselves unable to attend new exhibitions or visit their favorite museums. But Covid-19 hasn’t stopped people from sharing art: From Zoom events to drive-by displays, options for socially distanced art appreciation abound.

Among the most innovative offerings are Free Little Art Galleries (FLAGs). As Cathy Free reported for the Washington Post in January, these miniature dioramas are outfitted with small paintings, sculptures and even tiny figures. Inspired by the Little Free Library, which bills itself as the world’s “largest book-sharing movement,” FLAGs encourage visitors to take pint-sized artworks home

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Rappahannock Area YMCA rolls out program to promote healthy lifestyle | Local News

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The one-year Diabetes Prevention program is $129 for Y members and $260 for non-members, but Murdock stressed the Open Doors program is available for anyone that needs and qualifies for financial assistance.

Both programs can be conducted virtually or in-person.

The BPSM is four months long. It is designed to help adults with hypertension lower and manage their blood pressure. It focuses on regulated self-monitoring, individualized support and nutrition education.

In addition to measuring and recording blood pressure at least twice a month, participants are asked to attend two personalized

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