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May 2006

Jazz for the Road

No travel experience is complete without a soundtrack and, for me, it's often jazz. The 13-week debut season of the new PBS series, Legends of Jazz, is the first weekly network TV jazz show in 40 years is airing nationally on public television stations across America. Read more →

Girlfriends in North Beach

Nothing in the annals of Mother's Day requires that we sit home, wait for phone calls or expect to be brunched, lunched and dined. We girlfriends spent the weekend in San Francisco shopping. With so many neighborhoods with their own style, we picked Upper Grant Avenue in North Beach, an extension of Chinatown renowned for its Italian identity. Read more →

College Town Getaways: Penn Prez's Philly Faves

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Guttman's insider's travelogue of Philadelphia is a really engaging excursion that illuminates how the city continues to buff up and spice up its urban chic and appeal. With so much history to preserve (aka The Declaration of Independence and Ben Franklin), yet a carefully restrained yearn for the contemporary, Philly has always had the challenge of not turning legacy into parody a la Disneyland. Read more →