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5 Summer Travel Ideas for Ultimate Bragging Rights
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5 Summer Travel Ideas for Ultimate Bragging Rights

Summer is here and the great race is on to secure ultimate bragging rights for the best vacation adventure. From stories of “the one that got away” to taking a few creative liberties with those back-to-school “What I did this summer” essays, spinning tall tales is as traditional a summer pastime as Fourth of July […]

"Horace Pippin: The Way I See It”  On View Through July 19 At Pennsylvania Museum.
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“Horace Pippin: The Way I See It” On View Through July 19 At Pennsylvania Museum.

A leading figure of 20th Century American art, African American Horace Pippin (1888-1946) is known for his insightful, expressive and bold paintings. An exhibition, at the Brandywine Art Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, through July 19 examines Pippin’s work. Pippin vividly depicted a range of subject matter, from intimate family moments and floral still lifes to […]

Sarasota, Florida: Home Of The Oldest Golf Course in America
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Sarasota, Florida: Home Of The Oldest Golf Course in America

Several communities across America have claimed they were first to provide a golfing facility. The most popular of these claims comes from Yonkers, New York , where two gentlemen from Dunfermline, Scotland, Robert Lockhart and John Reid, constructed a three hole golfing ground in 1888. However, many Sarasotans disagree with the Yonkers claim and local […]

Gay Rights Exhibition On View at National Constitution Center, Philadelphia
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Gay Rights Exhibition On View at National Constitution Center, Philadelphia

Planned to coincide with Gay Pride Month in June and the 50th anniversary of the first in a series gay rights marches, which took place on the Fourth of July on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, the William Way LGBT Community Center presents “Speaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court.” The […]

The Top 10 ‘Travel's Best: Amusement & Water Parks’ for 2015
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The Top 10 ‘Travel’s Best: Amusement & Water Parks’ for 2015

Get ready to splash into summer with the most heart-pumping and wild rides in the nation! TravelChannel.com has named the top 10 “Travel’s Best: Amusement and Water Parks” for 2015, featuring new roller coasters and water slides that are sure to give thrill-seekers a case of sweaty palms. TravelChannel.com enlisted a panel of experts to […]

Get Happy in Trinidad & Tobago, "The Happiest Nation in the Caribbean"
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Get Happy in Trinidad & Tobago, “The Happiest Nation in the Caribbean”

The numbers are in and Trinidad & Tobago has been named the “happiest” Caribbean nation yet again.  With its vibrant lifestyle, dynamic culture, booming business center, strong government and, of course, largest Carnival celebration in the Caribbean, it is no surprise that the dual-island nation leads the way in happiness. According to the World Happiness […]

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 […]