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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Lincoln museum backers seek money to keep Illinois artifacts

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Advocates for Abraham Lincoln’s museum pleaded with Illinois lawmakers Tuesday to use state funds to help keep a throng of historic artifacts in his hometown despite questions about whether one of the relics — a stovepipe hat — actually belonged to the 16th president. Lawmakers grilled Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation leaders … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Lincoln museum backers seek money to keep Illinois artifacts

TULSA, Oklahoma | Singer John Mellencamp awarded Woody Guthrie Prize

TULSA, Okla.  — Rocker John Mellencamp has been awarded the Woody Guthrie Prize. The Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, announced Wednesday that Mellencamp will be presented with the award during an Aug. 30 ceremony. He is the fifth recipient. The annual prize is given to an artist who best exemplifies the spirit and life … Continue reading TULSA, Oklahoma | Singer John Mellencamp awarded Woody Guthrie Prize