Review: ‘Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation’ at Triad Theatre

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When “Forbidden Broadway” opened at what was then known as Palsson’s Supper Club in New York City in 1982, it targeted a pastiche of the most popular shows of the day including “Annie,” “Amadeus,” “Evita,” and “The Pirates of Penzance.” Playwright and parodist Gerard Alessandrini skewered Carol Channing with the song “Call on Carol,” a parody of “Call on Dolly,” and Ethel Merman with “It’s DeMerman,” a takeoff on “It’s De-Lovely.”
The …

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

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How up-to-date are you with travel and aviation news from the past month. Take our travel news quiz and you could win a piece of airline and travel history including items from Pan Am, Cunard, and TWA.
In last month’s quiz, the question about which European airline went out of business in October, namely Thomas Cook, had the highest share of correct answers, with 87%, but only 37% knew the correct …

Great Moments in Travel History – November 2019

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November, the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, is the last full month of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the last full month of spring in the Southern. Originally the ninth month in the calendar of Romulus, November retained its name, which is derived from the Latin “novem” or “nine.”
In the United States, November is the month of the Thanksgiving holiday, a …

Historic Hotels That Offer Ghost Sightings with a View

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Going away for Halloween? You might want to go all out and consider a stay that includes ghosts at no additional charge.
One of the most haunted is the Omni Mount Washington Resort, a posh 116-year-old resort that looks like a castle in Austria or Germany, but is actually tucked away in the mountains of New Hampshire.
The Omni Mount Washington was actually constructed with ghosts in mind, as the artisans and …

Daylight Saving Time for 2019 to End This Sunday

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One week after the European Union set its clocks back by one hour to Winter Time for perhaps what was the last time, the United States will return to standard time on Sunday, November 3, at 2 a.m. local time.
Daylight Saving Time in the United States will resume on March 8, 2020 and end on November 1. In the European Union, Summer Time will start on March 29, 2019.
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Apple to iPhone 5 Users: Update Your Device Now or Else!

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Apple is telling owners of older iPhones including the iPhone 5 that they must upgrade their devices’ operating systems before midnight GMT on November 3 (8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT on November 2) or encounter issues with any app that relies on the correct date and time including e-mail, web browsing, iCloud synchronization, and the App Store.
The issue is not related to the end of Daylight Saving Time, which takes …

Pan Am 747 Exhibit Opens in New York Celebrating the ‘Queen of the Skies’ 50th

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The Boeing 747 – often referred to as the Queen of the Skies – went into service nearly half a century ago with launch customer Pan Am. While the airline shut down in 1991, the Pan Am Museum, located in Garden City, New York, is celebrating with a special exhibition The Boeing 747: A Jumbo Jet Story. The exhibition opened on Saturday with a preview for donors.
Since its launch in …