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Spotlight On…San Antonio de La Florida, Madrid

Miracles of St. Anthony of Padua

  In 1792, King Carlos IV of Spain ordered the building of a royal chapel in central Madrid for Saint Anthony of de La Florida. He then commissioned his favorite painter, Goya, to paint the frescos within the chapter depicting the miracles of Saint Anthony of Padua.   It took Goya only four months to complete the frescos, despite suffering ... Read More »

The Scene in Six Sounds: Gainesville, Florida

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With a population of just a touch over 100,000, you might not expect Gainesville to be hiding a particularly prolific music scene. You’d be wrong. This small corner of Florida has produced members of the Eagles, featured as “Rock City” in a number of tracks by hometown heroes Less Than Jake and been voted by Blender Magazine as the best ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Robert Rauschenberg

  Originally from Texas, artist Robert Rauschenberg came to call New York home, spending his formative artistic years in the city before moving to the remote island of Captiva, Florida. Rauschenberg became well-known for his ‘combines,’ pieces that combined painting and sculpture, art that labeled him Neo-Dada. His sometimes romantic and studio partner Jasper Johns also shared this label with ... Read More »

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Real-Life Hogwart’s Locations

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  So, it was not without some measure of child-like excitement that we flipped through the recently released shots of the soon-to-open Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. There’s just something about J.K. Rowling’s creation—the books, the movies, the toy wands—that turns even skeptical muggle adults into wide-eyed kiddies. Certainly, the pictures of ... Read More »

Alohomora! Universal Pulls First Look at Hogwarts Theme Park Out of a Hat

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  Over at Jaunted, they’ve got the first images of what promises to be a new Mecca for children and emotionally stunted adults (e.g. us), “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at the Universal Studios Orlando theme park. Seeing as how Spider-Man his superhero friends from Marvel will soon be heading down the highway to Disney World, there’s now room ... Read More »

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