Eurovision Song Contest to Start Tuesday in Israel

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The Eurovision Song Concert 2019 will take place next week in Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv was selected after Israel’s victory at the 2018 Eurovision contest in Lisbon, Portugal, by Netta with the song “Toy.”
The glitzy contest, to which all of Europe and some neighbors send entrants, is going on its 64th year.
Eurovision, which is followed by music fans across the globe, came about as war-torn Europe was …

‘Hadestown’ Sweeps 2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards

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The cast of "Hadestown" on Broadway

The Outer Critics Circle award winners for the 2018-2019 Broadway season were announced Monday morning. The awards encompass 27 categories and include both Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.
“Hadestown” and “The Ferryman” were awarded Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Broadway Play, respectively, while “All My Sons” and the Yiddish language “Fiddler on the Roof” took home honors for Outstanding Revival of a Play and a Musical respectively.
Sam Mendes won Outstanding …

Review: ‘High Button Shoes’ at Encores Great American Musicals at City Center

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The cast of "High Button Shoes"

More often than not, musicals of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s are being updated and reflect a more contemporary outlook on life. Be it when Billy Bigelow hits Julie Jordan, Henry Higgins molds Eliza Doolittle in his image, or Fred tames Lilli, the musicals “Carousel,” “My Fair Lady,” and “Kiss Me, Kate” represent what is considered by many an outdated point of view on male-female relations and adjustments were made.
Enter …

Boeing Wants You to Trust the 737 Max: Here’s One Expert’s View

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Boeing, after bungling its response to two deadly crashes of its new 737 Max aircraft and admitting that the company knew of issues with new technology that wasn’t ready for prime time in the aircraft, has a credibility gap.
The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer is working to restore the faith of airlines, airline employees, and travelers in the aircraft while it tries to get its proposed software fix for the aircraft certified …

Missing Piece of Stonehenge Returned 60 Years After Removal, May Hold Clues to Its Origin

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Stonehenge, a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England

A missing piece of stone from Stonehenge has been returned to England some 60 years after it was taken, English Heritage said on Wednesday.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, comprised of a ring of stones, each 13 feet (four meters) high, seven feet (2.1 meters) wide, with an approximate weight of 25 tons. English Heritage, which manages over 400 prehistoric sites, historic monuments, and landmarked houses, is responsible …

United Airlines Economy Plus New York LaGuardia-Chicago O’Hare – Flight Review

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New York to Chicago is one of the busiest air routes in the United States, No. 3 after New York-Los Angeles and Los Angeles-San Francisco, which are ranked first and second, respectively. The flights attract both business and leisure travelers and airlines offer shuttle and shuttle-like schedules to meet the need, with over 24,100 flights in the period March 2018 through February 2019 operated by four carriers carrying some three …

Travel News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Past Month’s Headlines

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Are you fully up-to-date with your travel news? Take our travel news quiz and you could win a piece of airline history including items from Pan Am.
In last month’s quiz, the question about Tower Bridge’s anniversary had the highest share of correct answers, with 94%, but only 17% knew the correct answer about the highest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, which is at 30 Hudson Yards in New York …