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TALKERS FOR THIS WEEK:
FASHION-MET GALA -- Cue the gorgeous silk, the embroidery, the deep reds. Celebrities turn out en masse for the Metroplitan Musuem's Costume Institute gala, which this year celebrates China: its culture, its art, and its fashion. By Jocelyn Noveck and Leanne Italie. AP Photos, video. UPCOMING: 800 words by 9 p.m. Monday, photos, video.
MET GALA-EXHIBIT -- The Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute celebrates the art, culture, film and fashion of China in its annual spring exhibit, which also inspires the celebrity fashions at the institute's high-profile gala evening. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. AP Photos. UPCOMING: 900 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.
PARENTING AND RELATIONSHIPS:
PARENTING-MONEY FIGHTS-Q&A -- Finances can be a huge, breakup-level deal in a marriage. A financial planner has written a book on how to take the mad out of money. By Leanne Italie. UPCOMING: 890 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.
FOOD-BEARD AWARDS-RESTAURANTS -- Spot coverage of the 2015 winners of the James Beard Foundation restaurant and chef awards. By AP Food Editor J.M. Hirsch. UPCOMING: 650 words by 10 p.m. Monday, photos.
--With FOOD-BEARD AWARDS-RESTAURANTS-LIST.
FOOD-HEALTHY-TUNA PANZANELLA -- Ban boring baked fish! It's time for grilled tuna panzanella. By Melissa d'Arabian. UPCOMING: 220 words and a recipe for grilled tuna panzanella by 11 a.m. Monday, photos.
FOOD FINDS-GRILL BOOKS -- Three new barbecue books aim to help you get in touch with your inner grill geek. By AP Food Editor J.M. Hirsch. UPCOMING: 610 words by 11 a.m. Monday, photos.
FOOD-GRILLED STUFFED SWEET POTATOES -- A grill-friendly take on stuffed hasselback sweet potatoes. By Alison Ladman. UPCOMING: 210 words and a recipe for goat cheese-stuffed grilled sweet potatoes by 11 a.m. Tuesday, photos.
FOOD-ONLINE REVIEWS-CHEFS REVOLT -- The traditional restaurant review is being drowned out by a chorus of Instagram photos, Yelp rants and blog posts on each and any dinner served. In the new show "Say It To My Face," chefs and online critics hash it out, opening a fiery debate on new media's role in a restaurant's success. By Christine Armario. UPCOMING: 650 words by 11 a.m. Tuesday, photos.
FOOD-AMERICAN TABLE-TRUFFLE VINAIGRETTE -- Ready for something easy, but fancy this summer? Asparagus and pork get gussied up with a lemon-truffle sauce. By Elizabeth Karmel. UPCOMING: 290 words and a recipe for grilled pork chops and asparagus with lemon-truffle vinaigrette by 11 a.m. Wednesday, photos.
FOOD-GRILLED PUTTANESCA GAZPACHO -- A robust grilled puttanesca by way of a chilled gazpacho. By Alison Ladman. UPCOMING: 150 words and a recipe for grilled puttanesca gazpacho by 11 a.m. Wednesday, photos.
FOOD-KITCHENWISE-COMPOUND BUTTERS -- For better grilled steaks and veggies, make better butter -- compound butters! -- to go on top. By Sara Moulton. UPCOMING: 450 words and recipes for three varieties of compound butters -- herb, citrus and steak -- by 11 a.m. Wednesday, photos.
FOOD-DEADLINE-GRILLED SHISHITOS-- Crank up the grill for a finger-friendly vegetable dish with shishito peppers. By AP Food Editor J.M. Hirsch. UPCOMING: 200 words and a recipe for grilled red onions and shishito peppers with peanut sauce by 11 a.m. Friday, photos.
PETS-DOGS CANCER-STUDY -- If a golden retriever gives birth, gets stung by a bee or sprayed by a skunk, the dog's veterinarian wants to know. Scientists are studying the dogs to find out why their lifespans have gotten so short and why cancer has gotten so prevalent among them. By Sue Manning. UPCOMING: 600 words, by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, photos.
HOME AND GARDEN:
GARDENING-LAWN CARE BASICS -- Cutting, irrigating, fertilizing and other basics of good lawn care. By Dean Fosdick. UPCOMING: 540 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
HOMES-DESIGNER-RELAXED STYLE-- Three design experts offer advice on finding the middle ground between stylishness and comfort -- the elusive relaxed style. By Melissa Rayworth. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m. Wednesday, photos.
GARDENING-ANTIQUES FAIR -- To enter the enormous white tent of the New York Botanical Garden's annual Antique Garden Furniture Fair is to enter an inspiring fantasy world of tiny figurines, timeworn birdbaths, towering Greek goddesses and more. By Katherine Roth. UPCOMING: 750 words by 3 p.m. Wednesday, photos.
TRAVEL BRIEFS NEW AND NOW: Hipster hotels, dude ranches, Nicaragua. By Beth J Harpaz. UPCOMING: 550 words by noon Monday.
AMERICANA MUSIC TRIANGLE -- A road map is being launched to mark locations that marked the birth of musical genres in the South, from Nashville to Memphis to New Orleans, in what's being called the "Americana Music Triangle." By Adrian Sainz. SENT: 800 words Monday, photos. Relaying from news lines, originally moved Saturday.
ELLIS ISLAND-IMMIGRATION CENTER -- Ellis Island's immigration museum is taking a broader look at those who've come to the U.S. from elsewhere, opening an exhibition next month telling stories of immigrants who've come as recently as the start of the 21st century, decades after the last arrival was processed on the hallowed island. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 600 words Monday, relayed from news lines, originally moved Saturday, photos.
BOSTON-AERIAL SCULPTURE -- A giant aerial sculpture has been installed in Boston's Financial District. SENT: 200 words Monday, relayed from news lines, photos.
NEW ENGLAND-SKI WRAP-UP -- Lots of leftover snow and chilly spring temperatures have kept folks skiing into May in New England. By Lynne Tuohy. SENT: 500 words Monday, relayed from news lines, photos.
MILAN EXPO -- A look at the World Expo 2015, which has just opened in Milan, Italy, and is expected to draw millions of visitors before it closes Oct. 31. By COLLEEN BARRY. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon Tuesday, photos. With Milan Expo-Outside the Fairgrounds.
MAINE-KENNEBEC-BENEDICT ARNOLD -- What it's like to paddle the 170-mile route on the Kennebec River that Benedict Arnold traversed during the Revolutionary War. By Glenn Adams. UPCOMING: 880 words by noon Tuesday, photos.
NEIGHBORHOODS-ASHEVILLE -- Spend an afternoon in Asheville's happening River Arts District, where you'll meet and see artists at work and have your pick of unique places to dine and shop. By Beth J. Harpaz. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO -- The theme park makes an announcement regarding a new attraction. By Tamara Lush. UPCOMING: 400 words Wednesday.
BLEISURE BITS-BIRMINGHAM-KITSCH STORE -- Elvis is in the bathroom and a big plastic Santa Claus looms over a bug-eyed alien at a quirky store that's a black hole of kitsch for visitors in downtown Birmingham. By Jay Reeves. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m. Thursday, photo, video.
WEDDINGS-GROOM TIPS-- Pro tips for grooms heading into wedding planning: Speak up, act fast and master the man cry. By Leanne Italie. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
WEDDINGS-WAITING TO WED-- What's the rush? A look at why so many devoted couples are putting off marriage for years. By Solvej Schou. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
WEDDINGS-DIY MUSIC -- Phone apps make it easy for brides and grooms to instantly play just about any song ever made, but experts counsel caution: It takes work to make a good, trouble-free wedding playlist. By Steve Knopper. UPCOMING: 750 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
WEDDINGS-DESTINATION DRESS -- In this age of "destination" weddings -- on beaches, mountain tops and other unconventional locales -- many brides are looking for a dress that's versatile, comfortable, light and travels well. By Kim Cook. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
WEDDINGS-DELAYED HONEYMOONS -- For a variety of reasons, many couples these days are putting off their post-wedding trip. By Alicia Rancilio. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT (stories from week of April 27):
FASHION: BROADWAY'S SHOEMAKER
PARENTING: PARENTING-LOVE YOUR LINES; PARENTING-COLLEGE GRADUATION-5 THINGS; MOTHER'S DAY-CELEBRITY LETTERS
FOOD: FOOD-DEADLINE-ALFREDO; FOOD-KITCHENWISE-SCRAMBLED EGGS; FOOD-PADMA LAKSHMI; FOOD-WORLD'S FARE-PLANTAINS; FOOD-MOTHER'S DAY-TEA SANDWICHES; FOOD-HEALTHY-MINI MUFFINS; FOOD-MOTHER'S DAY-CHOCOLATE CAKE
TRAVEL: ESSENTIALS-CHARLESTON; MEMPHIS PYRAMID-BASS PRO; MIGRATING SNAKES; SERENITY NOW-ARIZONA CANYON; ATLANTIC CANADA-GOLF
HOMES & GARDENING: GARDENING-CRABAPPLES; HOMES-CHILDHOOD HOUSE
PETS: PETS-BE KIND TO ANIMALS
UPCOMING IN AP LIFESTYLES:
May: Outdoor travel and recreation, get ready for summer (grilling), graduation; Special Edition Weddings, theme parks, best beaches, picnics, Ramadan
June: Father's Day, Special Edition Pets, July Fourth food, summer food
SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR:
WEEK OF June 1: Special Edition Pets
WEEK OF July 6: Special Edition Back To School
STARTING WEEK OF Aug. 3: Special Edition Fall Homes
WEEK OF Aug. 17: Labor Day
WEEK OF Sept. 7: Special Edition Cars
WEEK OF Oct. 5: Special Edition Weddings
WEEK OF Nov. 3: Special Edition Holidays
WEEK OF Dec. 1: Special Edition Baby Boomers