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2 Days in: Skagen, Denmark

By Benita Hussain

“This country is mild, smiling, fantastic, mighty, wild, wonderful and awe-inspiring.  It is Skagen–There is no other place on the face of this earth like it.”   Norwegian painter Christian Krohg may have used one too many superlatives when describing the northernmost city of Denmark’s Jylland peninsula; however, anyone who visits Skagen will understand how a more lyrical description would ... Read More »

Chronicles: Tenors and Tiramisu at Ferrara’s Cafe & Bakery

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With the constant re-vamping of New York City and the bleeding over of neighborhoods into the next (“East Williamsburg,” anyone?), few places have held strong to their traditional roots. In that small subset of Old New York institutions that rages against the dying of the old ways is Ferrara’s Bakery & Cafe, a spot where espresso snobs’ and sugar addicts’ ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to…The Roskilde Festival

Photo by: Klavs Bo Christensen/ROCKPHOTO

Oh, how we love Denmark.  Where else besides the multi-day Roskilde Festival can you experience some of the biggest names in music and its notable up-and-comers, skate on half-pipes, go fishing, take a dip, post some mail, fill your prescriptions, shop for groceries, do your laundry, and have your electric car battery recharged alongside 100,000 like-minded fans?  Plus, because it is ... Read More »

Liverpool Celebrates Its Musical Heritage With Lennon Festival

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  Almost every major city in the world has its own musical heritage worth investigating. As you can see from our “Music + Travel Worldwide: Touring the Globe Through Sounds and Scenes”, Moscow has its underground clubs, rife with punk acts influenced by over a century of chanson protest music, Los Angeles has its own Californiacated version of country and ... Read More »

Just Que It: Casting News Has Us Digging Through Netflix for Jazz Biopics

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  Rock star lives have long been grist for the Hollywood movie mill—“The Doors”, “The Buddy Holly Story”, “The Runaways”. Even fictional rock stars and real bluesmen have ruled the multiplex at various times (“The Rose”, “Ray”). But for some odd reason, biopics of jazz greats haven’t quite become a successful category onto their own. Sure, we’ve had a few ... Read More »

Birds on A Wire, Japan’s Penis Festival, and An Abstract Artist Battle Royale

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  At London’s Barbican, zebra finches play guitar for the pleasure of museum goers—play “Freebird”, dudes! (Guardian UK)   Only 33 years after its last use, France has opened a museum dedicated to their favorite method of capital punishment, the guillotine. (Guardian)   If you’re liable to blush or giggle at the sight of giant wooden weewees and whowhodillys, you ... Read More »

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