Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774
Kentucky Derby not its only (100 percent) proof of a fast-track life
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Think of Louisville, Ky., as small-town America thinking big, with far more going for it culturally than the Kentucky Derby. While the Derby itself only happens once a year -- the 2010 version took place just last month -- its impact as a cultural touchstone extends into the fabric of its history, its fine-arts scene and even a rich culinary...
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It's smokin' with music, architecture and a new arts center, too
By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
If you like classical music, ballet or opera, you might want to start making plans right now to travel to Kansas City, Mo., in the autumn of 2011. That's when Kansas City is scheduled to inaugurate its dramatic and curvaceous new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Designed by acclaimed Israeli architect Moshe Safdie, the center should instantly catapult the...
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A legendary inn captures the intimacy of Mendocino
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George Medovoy, JE Feature
"Where There's Smoke," there's just bound to be a good story. And as good stories go, one of the best is at the legendary Little River Inn www.littleriverinn.com on California's Mendocino Coast, about 150 miles north of San Francisco. The quaint village of Mendocino -- home to some 100,000 residents -- is just up the road from the inn, and...
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Popular Argentine attraction offers intoxicating invitation
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
What makes Mendoza, Argentina (the state and city) so memorable is that its charm and sophistication sneak up on you. As you first drive into it, the environment looks a little industrial and sleepy. However, a short walk and a few right turns from the Sheraton Mendoza, and you're in the midst of a lively pedestrian mall anchored by Sarmiento...
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A perfect place -- if Carrie were into shoals not shoes
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Were there a sitcom about San Diego, it could easily be called "Surf, Sex and the City." Surf, because the beaches are magnificent. Miles of soft sand and gently tumbling waves adorn the coastline, which is fringed with palm trees and majestic sandstone bluffs. Sex, because there are hard-bodied, muscular men playing volleyball on the beach and sitting shirtless on...
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