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Pittsburgh Show Explores Early Career of Pop Artist Andy Warhol
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Pittsburgh Show Explores Early Career of Pop Artist Andy Warhol

The Andy Warhol Museum will present an exhibition entitled Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York, opening May 30. Andy Warhol, Philip Pearlstein and his future wife artist Dorothy Cantor were art students together at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) and afterwards young, aspiring artists in New York City. This period of […]

Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott and Kool & The Gang to Headline Tobago's Music Festival
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Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott and Kool & The Gang to Headline Tobago’s Music Festival

Music enthusiasts from around the world are invited to the island of Tobago to experience an electrifying fusion of home-grown entertainers and international superstars as the island celebrates its sixth annual Tobago Jazz Experience. In addition to music, the nine-day festival held April 18-26, 2015 exemplifies Tobago’s vibrant culture and history, unique gastronomy and visitor-friendly […]

New Emerging Caribbean Hotspot: Tulum, Mexico!
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New Emerging Caribbean Hotspot: Tulum, Mexico!

There are several glamorous hotspots around the world that are on the list of the jet-setting crowd. St. Barts has been on the glam list since 1960s, when Rockefeller bought land there and designated it as an exclusive vacation spot for the elite. Since then, the Caribbean island has been a playground for billionaires and […]

Two Hundred Years Of African American Art On View In Philadelphia
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Two Hundred Years Of African American Art On View In Philadelphia

On January 10, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will open “Represent: 200 Years of African American Art,” an exhibition of about 75 works by more than 50 artists from the museum’s permanent collection. The show will include works made by free and enslaved pre-Civil War artists and artisans; early Modernists like William Henry Johnson and […]

Practical Packing Tips for Your First Trip Abroad
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Practical Packing Tips for Your First Trip Abroad

Preparing for your first time traveling abroad can be a nerve-wracking experience. You don’t want to over pack, or forget the essentials, and you’re not sure what you’ll need to bring with you to your various destinations. It’s best to start by making a list early so you can get a head start on picking […]

Philadelphia Art Museum Craft Show Features Many Of The Nation's Top Craft Artists
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Philadelphia Art Museum Craft Show Features Many Of The Nation’s Top Craft Artists

Beth Levine, a craft artist from New York City, creates exquisite leather handbags. She is just one of 195 fine craft artists who will be participating in the 38th annual Philadelphia Art Museum Craft Show, November 6-9 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia. For additional information view pmacraftshow.org. Levine hand cuts, hand shapes and machine […]

Current Exhibits Feature Art By African Americans At Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
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Current Exhibits Feature Art By African Americans At Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

The Museum at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia is currently presenting two exhibits of works by African American artists titled “Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper.” The shows feature “The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art” and “Eldzier Cortor: Themes and Variations.” The shows include […]

Major Upgrades Announced for Food & Shops  at LaGuardia Airport
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Major Upgrades Announced for Food & Shops at LaGuardia Airport

Award-winning airport retail developer MarketPlace Development announced today that the Food & Shops at LaGuardia’s Terminal B will receive a major overhaul in 2014. With a new terminal slated to start construction in 2015, the redevelopment will provide much needed upgrades for the existing aging terminal. Improvements will include exciting new shops and restaurants, enhanced […]

African American Museum On Schedule To Open In 2016 In Washington, DC.
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African American Museum On Schedule To Open In 2016 In Washington, DC.

For the past two years construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, has been below ground. But now its above ground reaching skyward on track for its public opening in 2016. Established by Congress the museum was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2003. A […]

2014 St. Kitts Music Festival
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2014 St. Kitts Music Festival

The mix of musical talents and genres that was showcased on stage at the 18th annual St. Kitts Music Festival held June 26-28, 2014 led to patrons and visiting media alike hailing the event as “the best ever.” “I am extremely pleased with the high quality of delivery of the Festival this year,” said Senator […]

The Soul Train Cruise 2015 Voyage
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The Soul Train Cruise 2015 Voyage

The Soul Train Cruise unveils a star-studded lineup for its 2015 voyage, which travels through the Caribbean from February 22, 2015 through March 1, 2015 with more than 30 R&B superstars performing nightly concerts and interacting with cruise guests during over 25 special events. The fourth sailing of the hippest trip at sea will star […]

Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum Show Includes Baseball Great Josh Gibson, “The Black Babe Ruth”
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Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum Show Includes Baseball Great Josh Gibson, “The Black Babe Ruth”

Pittsburgh had two Negro League baseball teams, the Homestead Grays and the Pittsburgh Crawfords and Josh Gibson played for both at different times, but the phenomenal right-handed hitting catcher never received the opportunity to show his stuff in the major leagues because he was an African-American. Tragically, he died at the age of 35 in […]

Chincoteague Ponies:  Wild Horses At The Atlantic Shore In Virginia
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Chincoteague Ponies: Wild Horses At The Atlantic Shore In Virginia

If you thought wild horses were only on public lands in the Utah and Nevada. Think again. There are also small herds of wild equines on coastal islands in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. The herd on the Virginia end of Assateague Island is the best known because of a 1947 book by American […]

Marian Anderson Collection Donated to the National Museum of African American History and Culture On View In Washington
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Marian Anderson Collection Donated to the National Museum of African American History and Culture On View In Washington

The orange-and-black velvet ensemble Marian Anderson (1897-1993) wore during her Easter Sunday performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 has entered the museum’s collection of the Smithsonians’ National Museum of African American History and Culture. It is a gift of Ginette DePreist in memory of her husband James DePreist. In honor of […]

Exquisite Fashions From Downton Abbey TV Series On View At Delaware’s Winterthur Museum
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Exquisite Fashions From Downton Abbey TV Series On View At Delaware’s Winterthur Museum

Millions of television viewers have watched the British period drama Downton Abbey on public television (PBS) for the past three seasons. Now there is an opportunity to see many of the exquisite costumes from the series. “Costumes of Downton Abbey,” an original exhibition of fashion designs from the awarding-winning television series, began in March at […]