Teen Revives Cult-Favorite Animatronic Band for Summer Concert Series at Volo Museum

Volo, Illinois – After years in the shadows, the iconic animatronic band known as Rock-afire Explosion is making a comeback thanks to the efforts of a dedicated teenager. Jacob Mickan, a 17-year-old from Crystal Lake, has taken on the task of reviving the band, which has a devoted following from its time performing at ShowBiz Pizza places. Inventor Aaron Fechter’s creation captured hearts and got its own documentary in 2008. Fans of the band can …

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Italian Descendants of King William II’s Killer Offer Rare Medieval Artwork to British Museum

Rome, Italy – Descendants of the man who killed King William II are looking to donate a piece of medieval art to a British museum. The artwork, a three-slab triptych believed to have been crafted by a Norman artist in 1100, has been in the possession of the Tirelli family for over four centuries. It wasn’t until recently, when the family enlisted experts to evaluate their collection of heirlooms, that the significance of this artwork …

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Protest Art from George Floyd Uprising on Display in Phoenix Museum

Phoenix, Arizona – In the wake of George Floyd’s death, a powerful exhibit featuring hundreds of protest artifacts from Minneapolis has opened for the first time outside of Minnesota, giving viewers a chance to engage with the emotional art and mourn Floyd, along with other Black Americans killed by police. The exhibit, titled “Twin Flames: The George Floyd Uprising from Minneapolis to Phoenix,” showcases about 500 artifacts left at the intersection of 38th Street and …

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Lewiston Plans to Build Memorial to Honor Shooting Victims in Maine After Museum Removes Makeshift Memorials

LEWISTON, Maine – Following a tragic mass shooting last October, the city of Lewiston saw an outpouring of makeshift memorials as a way for grieving residents to find solace. These memorials, composed of flowers, crosses, stuffed animals, and cards, were established at the two venues where the shooting occurred. However, the Maine Museum of Innovation, Learning, and Labor has since collected nearly all of these items, with plans to preserve them in the wake of …

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Suspect Injured in Denver Museum Parking Lot Exchange of Gunfire

DENVER, Colorado – A suspect attempting to rob a man was injured in a shootout in a Denver museum parking lot on Sunday afternoon. The incident took place at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s parking lot around 2:45 PM. According to the Denver Police Department, the victim had just arrived at the parking lot and was getting out of his car with his girlfriend and two children when two men wearing ski masks …

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Colorado Father Shoots Robbery Suspect In Denver Museum Parking Lot

DENVER, Colo. – A father in Colorado took action to protect his family on New Year’s Eve, when he shot a robbery suspect outside the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Oscar Alejandro Mendoza, 21, now faces attempted murder charges, along with attempted robbery and felony menacing charges, after allegedly attempting to rob the family in the museum’s parking lot. According to reports, the family, who have not been identified by police, was approached by …

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