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Entertaining Holiday

T’was the morn of New Year and all through the woods,
The creatures were awoken by the eeriest of

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People Places and Things


George Frederic Handel, like many composers of his time, traveled and lived in a number of European countries and cities in Germany and Italy before finally settling in London, England. As a German-born expatriate, Handel was a favorite with the British royalty and nobility, composing many pieces of music by commission. His body of work included operas, oratorios, chamber music, organ pieces but at this time of the year, his best known work is the oratorio

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Sidewalk Catwalk

New York City is a center of fashion both in the creation and the adoption. Top fashion designers live in and have showrooms or flagship stores in NYC, which have been cropping up in the Meatpacking District and adding to the upscale flavor of that area. Up and comers study the subject at the Parsons the New School for Design or Fashion Institute of Technology. The West Village and Soho are havens for designers trying to make a name for themselves — all the small shops are a shopper’s paradise for those looking for something special and not off the rack. Every September, the city dresses up with Fashion Week where many designers show off their collections.

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Scenes of Coney Island

A summer holiday destination since the late 1800s, Coney Island is a blend of history, kitsch and carnival. On the south shore of Brooklyn, it’s an easy subway ride from Manhattan to Coney Island’s beach and boardwalk that is sun-lit all day long. In addition to the beach, there are amusement park rides, games and food, Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball, circus sideshows and acts, concerts and

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