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An artistic planning masterpiece


  As an urban planner, I have seen some very well-written and thought-provoking master plans in the past 25+ years. But recently I stumbled across a specialized plan that I think may top them all – the Public Art Program … Continue reading

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TC is “Totally Cool”


There are certain cities that immediately exude a cool or hip vibe the very moment you arrive. I call this the “it factor,” as in you just know it and feel it as soon as you get there. It may be … Continue reading

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Unofficial guide to the hipsterhoods of Dixie -UPDATED


As a continuation of this series on hipster neighborhoods in cities (see previous posts on the Rust Belt, Texas and the Great Plains, and Mountain West), below are those hipsterhoods which were identified in cities of the Southern states, including Alabama, … Continue reading

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Fotos de San Antonio


I love San Antonio! We spent half of a long six-day weekend in this captivating city and fell in love with its beauty, charm, history, people, cuisine, diverse cultures, architecture, arts, and many, many other countless attributes. Needless to say, … Continue reading

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A capital city without a country


Depending on your definition and/or the resource(s) you cite, there are between 193 and 200 countries on Earth, each with its own capital city. There are also many individual states, provinces, and territories that contain capital cities. But to this … Continue reading

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Where to become immersed in spa-town arts


Here’s a list of 15 towns in the US and Canada that were founded at the site of a mineral spring, a resort spa, or a hot water spring, and which now have also developed an active art community. They range from secluded mountain … Continue reading

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Europe’s largest indoor performance halls


While tabulating the data listed below, I was quite surprised at the famous cities and venues that are not included in the list. This may be partially due to the minimum 2,000 seat size chosen, but may also have to … Continue reading

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The magic of “Now You See Me”


Despite mediocre reviews, my two younger sons and I saw the recently released motion picture, Now You See Me last night. Boy, am I glad we did. the critics could not be more wrong. Fortunately, the average movie-goer has a … Continue reading

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America’s largest indoor performance halls – UPDATE #6


The following list shows the the largest indoor performance halls in the United States (minimum 2,000 seats and collegiate in italics). It does not include other venues like outdoor amphitheaters, or sports facilities like arenas and stadiums. LDS Conference Center … Continue reading

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Canada’s largest indoor concert halls


Below is a list the largest indoor concert halls in Canada based on maximum seating, with a 1,500 seat minimum. They do not include outdoor amphitheatres or other venues used for concerts like stadiums and arenas. In parenthesis next to … Continue reading

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