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  • Alcatraz escapees
    Evidence still suggests Alcatraz escapees survived
    Alcatraz was trending on Wednesday amid news that Dutch scientists concluded in a recent study that the three inmates who escaped from the island on June 11, 1962 could have made it to land and lived. The results of the study don't prove that...
  • King of the Mountain
    The top 5 movie scenes filmed on Alcatraz
    There have been so many outstanding movie scenes shot on Alcatraz, it's hard to narrow down a top five list. The Clint Eastwood-powered "Escape From Alcatraz" (1979) based on the unsolved 1962 escape boasts a plethora of candidates,...
  • Alcatraz Announces Winter Schedule and Ai Weiwei Exhibit Access
    Alcatraz Announces Winter Schedule and Ai Weiwei Exhibit Access
    For those that want to visit San Francisco’s notorious Alcatraz Prison, planning ahead is a must! In an effort to assist in that endeavor, Alcatraz Cruises has posted the upcoming winter tour schedule, which began on Monday, November 3, 2015...
  • Ai Weiwei @Large
    Ai Weiwei at Alcatraz: @Large speaks out on freedom
    In what many consider the hottest ticket in the art world, China’s best known dissident, artist Ai Weiwei, has created a series of works on the former prison island of Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay. The seven installations, all centered...
  • Ai WeiWei "Songs of Freedom on Alcatraz"
    Ai Weiwei's 'Songs of Freedom' on Alcatraz
    @Large: AiWeiwei on Alcatraz (pronounced “At Large”) is an exhibition of seven new installations in which freedom is a central theme. It is the art news of the day.Organizers say Ai created the art as a response to the island's...
  • Ex-Alcatraz inmates still in prison
    Whitey Bulger among several ex-Alcatraz cons still in prison
    Former Boston mobster and longtime fugitiveJames "Whitey" Bulgeris currently the subject of two films -- a documentary thatpremiered last weekand a Hollywood feature starring Johnny Depp due out in 2015 according to Friday's report...
  • Sing Sing Prison in Ossining NY
    Sing Sing - Alcatraz on the Hudson
    Sing Sing maximum security prison, located a scant 30 miles north of Manhattan on the east side of the Hudson River, is in line to become one of New York State’s newest museums, according to Senator Chuck Schumer at a press conference this...
  • San Francisco
    Big Savings with the San Francisco CityPASS Booklets
    San Francisco CityPASS is a ticket booklet that gives you unlimited cable card rides plus admission to four must-see attractions at 47% off the combined admission price. This is a savings of $74.90 per adult and $41.90 for ages 5-11. And you can...
  • Alcatraz ghost allegedly found during tourist's picture
    Alcatraz ghost: Proof that Alcatraz is haunted? Photo of 'ghost' caught on film
    An Alcatraz ghost photo is bringing lovers of the supernatural out of the woodwork this week, as one British tourist is saying that she recently captured on camera a real life picture of a phantom spirit. Is this proof that Alcatraz is indeed...
  • Alcatraz ghost woman, who is the woman's spirit captured by tourists on a cell phone on the famous prison?
    Alcatraz ghost photo: Ghost of a woman at Alcatraz eerie find for men's prison
    The ghost of a woman captured in a photo at Alcatraz is the latest mystery coming off the island of rocks that once housed some of history's most notorious prisoners. A British couple visiting the U.S. took the popular tour of the former...
  • Escape from Alcatraz Trtiathlon
    Storylines to follow in 34th Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon
    The 34th Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon begins Sunday, June 1 at 7:30 a.m. with a 1.5 mile swim from a barge off of Alcatraz into the beach next to the St. Francis Yacht Club followed by an 18-mile bike ride through Golden Gate Park and an 8-mile...
  • Ai Weiwei shown being arrested in 2009
    Arc Gallery, San Jose Museum of Art and Ai Weiwei at Alcatraz
    Arc Gallery, SF's busiest "south of market" art space latest exhibit celebrates Tom Watts. "Like a Tom Waits Song" National Juried Exhibition.Andrea Swartz, the curator, wrote "My first priority was to base the awards...
  • Joe from 1954 Alcatraz
    PC Review: 1954 Alcatraz
    There are always going to be stories about Alcatraz in media. Hell, there will always be prison stories. It can be clever and witty like Shawshank Redemption, upbeat like Orange is the New Black, and then there is dark and realistic like The Green...
  • Earth Day with Alcatraz Cruises
    ALCATRAZ CRUISES CELEBRATES EARTH DAY BY THE BAY
    Respect Our Planet and Alcatraz Cruises are celebrating Earth Day witha full day of free, family-friendly activities on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.Partnering with local environmental companies, Alcatraz Cruises’ Earth Day festivities are free...
  • Alcatraz hidden fortress, the old Fort Alcatraz is a new project for excavation.
    Alcatraz hidden fortress: Civil War era ruins discovered buried under Alcatraz
    An Alcatraz hidden fortress, one that was there long before the notorious prison was built on the island, was recently discovered by A&M researchers using a ground-penetrating radar. This surprising Alcatraz find of the hidden fortress which...