LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The National Street Rod Association's annual gathering is returning to Louisville, bringing with it an expected 10,000 or more vintage cars for display.
The Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau says more than 30,000 people are expected to take part as the brightly colored cars make their way through the city. Louisville has hosted the group for 18 years.
The activities run Aug. 2 through 5 at the Kentucky Exposition Center and are open to the public. Admission is $14 for those 13 and older, $5 for ages 6 to 12 and free for 5 and under with an adult.
Besides the display of cars, events include a trade show, arts and crafts fair, vintage auto parts swap meet and entertainment.
WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery in Washington is exploring the future of artistic crafts with a new exhibit featuring works from 40 artists from across the country who are under 40 years old and who represent something new.
The exhibition, “40 under 40: Craft Futures,” opened Friday with artworks all created since Sept. 11, 2001. The works, which span ceramics, metalwork, fashion, industrial design and other fields, is meant to reflect the changed world since 9/11.
The museum says the 40 artists in the show share philosophies of emphasizing sustainability, valuing hand-made things and considering what it means to live in a state of persistent unease.
Curator Nicholas Bell reviewed work by 2,000 artists to find work representing new directions. Bell says the artists represent the most engaging work of their generation.
LONDON — A London taxi driver has come up with a novel way of solving the Olympic hotel dilemma: Visitors can sleep in his cab for 50 pounds ($78).
Cabbie David Weekes had feared that busy traffic throughout the Olympics and special road lanes only for Olympic VIPs would mean fewer taxi fares.
So he's converted his traditional black London taxi into a cozy single bed with a Union Jack blanket.
Weekes said some London taxi drivers think working during the Olympics will be “a total waste of time” because of the congestion. But others like himself will be driving during the games, which run from July 27 to Aug. 12.
LOS ANGELES — Cable channel truTV is putting Shaquille O'Neal on its team with a new series.
The channel said recently it's ordered 10 episodes of “Upload with Shaquille O'Neal,” the working title for a series with the basketball star. Actors and comics Gary Owen and Godfrey will join O'Neal on the show.
The trio, along with a weekly guest, will share funny videos they find online and create their own, truTV said. Pranks and pop culture parodies also will be part of the mix.
In a statement, O'Neal promised “Upload” will “deliver big laughs.” A debut date for the series was not announced.