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EMU anthropology professor Megan Moore recently did research on Casimir Pulaski, a Revolutionary War general who may have actually been a woman.  Now, her work will presented on an episode of "America's Hidden Stories" on the Smithsonian Channel.  Dr. Moore talks about her work, as well as a special screening of the episode, with WEMU's Patrick Campion on this week's "Focus on EMU."


WASHINGTON (AP) — An artist’s foundation is donating $2.5 million as an endowment to expand jazz programming at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

The museum will announce Tuesday that artist LeRoy Neiman’s foundation is donating the funds, as well as Neiman’s painting “Big Band.” The colorful, large-scale painting features 18 famous jazz musicians, including Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.