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The Smithsonian American Art Museum, beating its New York archrival to the punch, announced Monday what it called the first retrospective of Irving Penn's photography in nearly two decades. "Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty," opening October 23, will feature 146 photographic prints, many of them never exhibited or even seen before, it said in a statement. New Jersey native Penn -- who died in New York in October 2009 at age 92 -- is best known for his groundbreaking fashion photography, notably in Vogue magazine, from the mid-1940s and into the 1950s.
Britain was more heavily dependent on services companies to drive its economy during the second quarter as manufacturing growth ebbed, according to a business survey that said greater efforts are needed to boost investment and exports. The British Chambers of Commerce's (BCC) quarterly economic survey - the largest of private-sector study of its kind in Britain - suggested the economy would continue to expand at a moderate pace over the next year. "If we are to secure long-term, sustainable, diversified growth, the government must tackle these structural problems, which act as a brake on our economy," BCC director general, John Longworth, said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Here are the latest developments from the release of court documents indicating Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex: