Sunday, May 20, 2018

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China: This wonder of the world is now in Cincinnati" from the Cincinnati Enquirer

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China: This wonder of the world is now in Cincinnati" from the Cincinnati Enquirer

The mystery goes all the way down to the details.

Take a closer look at just the stone armor suit that's part of the new exhibit, Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China.

The installer at the Cincinnati Art Museum did just that – look closely – as he created the display at the Eden Park institution in early April.

And he immediately had a question for nearby curator Hou-mei Sung.

"How do they drill without shattering the stone?" he asked.

Sung, an Asian art expert, knows a lot. A whole lot.

She helped write a catalog on the exhibition that opens here on April 20.

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Link:
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2018/04/20/wonder-world-coming-cincinnati/510489002/

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "'Star Wars' costumes dazzle in DIA show" from the Detroit News

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "'Star Wars' costumes dazzle in DIA show" from the Detroit News

See if you can walk through "Star Wars and the Power of Costume," opening Sunday at the Detroit Institute of Arts, without feeling the Force. Chances are you can't.

This is a gorgeously staged, dramatically lit exhibition that will draw gasps. So if a costume show sounds boring -- banish the thought.

Organized by the Smithsonian Institution in partnership with the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the show pulls back the curtain to show how costumes were developed from inspiration to final stitch, and how that evolution often helped inform the character in the film.

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Link:
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/2018/05/17/star-wars-costumes-detroit-institute-arts-george-lucas-smithsonian-salort-pons/619474002/

Friday, May 18, 2018

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Mackinac Island hottest US summer destination" from the Detroit News

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Mackinac Island hottest US summer destination" from the Detroit News

Mackinac Island has been a summer mainstay for Michigan travelers since the Victorian era. But don't be surprised if more than Michiganians are looking to bask in its lakeside beauty.

Travel planning and booking website TripAdvisor chose the old-timey seaside escape as its top hottest US destination for Summer 2018, calling it a "charming" throwback.

The island beat out popular destinations like Ocean City, Maryland, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

"Mackinac is world-famous for its homemade fudge and travelers can work off sugar highs by exploring the limestone bluffs of Mackinac Island State Park," the site said in it's announcement. 

According to bookings on the site, the average cost for a person to spend a week on the island in the summer is $2,905. 

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Link:
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/travel/2018/05/16/mackinac-island-tripadvisor-top-travel-destination-united-states/616046002/

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Wisconsin bucket list: 20 things you have to do" from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Wisconsin bucket list: 20 things you have to do" from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

When a friend moved to Arizona recently, she was determined to get to a few Wisconsin places before she left the state.

One of those was House on the Rock — the museum to the eclectic mind of architect Alex Jordan. For a friend who has a healthy fear of the paranormal, it was an interesting choice.

Maybe it's because I grew up in Wisconsin and had taken my share of school field trips to the bizarre home, but I was amused that she considered a visit essential before she left Wisconsin.

It did get me thinking, though, about other must-visit places in the Badger state — a bucket list of sorts, or quintessential places every Wisconsinite should experience.

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Link:
https://www.jsonline.com/story/travel/wisconsin/2018/05/17/wisconsin-bucket-list-20-things-you-have-do/570120002/

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Minneapolis wins more big-time praise as a vacation destination" from the StarTribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Minneapolis wins more big-time praise as a vacation destination" from the StarTribune

Maybe they really do like us.

A few months after a major media outlet touted Minneapolis as a must-see travel destination, a big-time online travel site is echoing that sentiment.

Expedia is out with its second annual list of the 50 top-rated places to visit in North America, and Minneapolis came in 10th — ahead of the likes of Bar Harbor, Maine, and Key West and Sanibel in Florida.

"Up two slots this year, Minneapolis ... continues to gain popularity," Expedia noted in its online ranking, based on star ratings posted for more than 4,600 cities.

Leading the way on the list was Wailea, Hawaii, as it did for Expedia last year.

Just last fall, the Wall Street Journal declared Minneapolis as one of the hottest travel destinations for the coming year — and the only one among the 10 in the United States.

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Link:
http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-wins-more-big-time-praise-as-a-vacation-destination/482799911/

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Spring in the Cape Cod of the Midwest: a quiet getaway to Fish Creek and Ephraim" from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Spring in the Cape Cod of the Midwest: a quiet getaway to Fish Creek and Ephraim" from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It’s easy to fall in love with the New England-like, coastal villages of Fish Creek and Ephraim, where there is a combination of magnificent landscapes and intriguing history.

Come here in spring, and it’s like visiting an old friend preparing for a party. Beautiful but quieter than summer, as some seasonal businesses begin to reopen.

If you want to feel like you live here, spring is your season.

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Link:
https://www.jsonline.com/story/travel/wisconsin/weekend-getaway/2018/04/13/spring-cape-cod-midwest-quiet-getaway-fish-creek-and-ephraim/500026002/

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Time to explore Louisville's hidden gems during National Tourism month" from the Louisville Courier Journal

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Time to explore Louisville's hidden gems during National Tourism month" from the Louisville Courier Journal

And for anyone who likes to display their city pride in clothing and accessories, the Louisville Visitors Center at Fourth and Jefferson St. will offer discounts and freebies on Thursday, May 17 and 24 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Stop in for discounts on a variety of Louisville merchandise, along with entertainment food and refreshments. For more information, visit GoToLouisville.com.

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Link:
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/entertainment/events/things-to-do/2018/05/14/louisville-celebrates-national-tourism-week/601465002/