NYC: National September 11th Memorial

The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993. […]

Bridgeport Connecticut’s Historic Bijou Theatre Renaissance

As the oldest surviving movie house in the country, the revival of the Bijou Theatre brings a unique attraction to downtown Bridgeport.  First opening as a silent movie house and venue for vaudeville acts in 1910, the theatre continued to operate under the names the Rivoli and Studio Cinema, as it changed owners over the […]

New Orleans: Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo

Voodoo, which can be generally understood as a spiritual system based on God, ancestors and spirits, within which these forces interact with humans in all matters of fate and fortune, was originally brought to New Orleans directly from Africa. A popular figure in American folklore and likely the most well known Voodoo Queen of New […]

New Orleans: Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone

Popular among locals and tourists alike, the famous Carousel Bar was first installed in 1949 and is the only rotating bar in New Orleans. The 25 seat bar gained its current carousel top in 1992 following renovations that included the installation of fiber optics in the ceiling to simulate stars in a night sky. Beyond […]

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