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Manitoba, Canada: Visions Of Beluga Whales And Polar Bears PDF Print E-mail

The whales gathering along the Churchill River in late summer is the best time to watch the big belugas swim along to feed and give birth to baby belugas. Then, as the cool weather of September arrives, you can also see the big white bears roam and fish near Manitoba with their families. For info on tours and other activities, go to www.travelmanitoba.com

Bus Tour Of Hollywood Visits Famous Movie Sites PDF Print E-mail

Driver: It was at this very street corner of La La Land where Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone danced. And years earlier, where Elvis serenaded Ann Margret. Also, much earlier, it was here where Nelson Eddy sang a love song to Jeanette MacDonald. And next week we’ve scheduled another Hollywood Walk of Fame event featuring angry guys with jack hammers once again chopping up Donald Trump’s star.

Burning Man Festival To Light Up Nevada’s Black Rock Desert PDF Print E-mail

Calling all now-grizzled senior hippies from the 1960s and 70s, as well as young creative roamers. From August 26 thru September 3, 2018, many thousands of celebrants will gather in huts, tents and other make-shift housing to celebrate the let-it-all-hang-out celebration of cool life.

There under the burning desert sun and starry nights they will indulge in creating all art forms, music, self-expression and many other uninhibited freedoms. And, of course, ending with the burning of a huge wooden male figure on the final night. For prices, schedules and other info, go to burningman.org

Hollywood Walk Of Fame Plaques Targeted By Crazies PDF Print E-mail

Tourists who visit the Los Angeles area usually spend at least an hour or two walking along the famed sidewalk. Many times they find their journey violently interrupted by angry people chopping and otherwise attacking one or more the plaques under their feet. The latest is the Donald Trump star. A nutcase has defaced it, this time with an axe, banging the metal star and sidewalk around it into pebbles.

So, next time you wander along Hollywood Boulevard, don’t stand too long over the star of your favorite show biz immortal. You may just find yourself in a dangerous destruction zone.

Laguna Beach CA: Art Festival And Pageant Of The Masters PDF Print E-mail

For the past 85 years, the beautiful Pacific Coast town has produced the  event that feature live reenactments of famous paintings from art history. The Pageant performs nightly through September 1 at 8:30 p.m. at the Irvine Bowl, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. For info on schedules and ticket prices, visit foapom.org.


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