Marin donates copies of his art collection

first_imgActor-comedian Cheech Marin is donating copies of works from his Mexican-American art collection to some of the nation’s best-known museums and universities. Marin says he will donate 50 sets of high-quality digital prints of his traveling collection “Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge.” Marin has been taking his personal Chicano art collection on tour for about five years. Recipients of the digital copies include the Smithsonian, UCLA, the San Antonio Museum of Art. and Marin’s alma mater, California State University, Northridge. – Associated Press British Airways cuts competition British Airways cut a cameo by Richard Branson from its in-flight version of the latest James Bond film and blurred out the tail fin of a Virgin Atlantic plane in the movie. BA’s entertainment team cut a cameo appearance by Branson, chairman of the rival airline Virgin Atlantic, that appears in the original version of “Casino Royale,” a spokesman confirmed Saturday. In the original film, Branson can be seen turning around after walking through a metal detector at Miami Airport. – Associated Press Bana crashes car in rally Australian actor Eric Bana crashed his painstakingly restored 1974 Ford XB Coupe into some trees during an around-the-state rally Saturday but emerged uninjured along with his co-driver. Bana and co-driver Tony Ramunno walked away from the crash during the Targa Tasmania rally, where they had been in 53rd place in the Outright Classic competition. The 38-year-old Bana has starred in movies such as “The Hulk” and “Munich.” – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more