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Edouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Gustave Courbet, the exhibition
showcases 60 masterpieces
drawn from major international collections. Impressionists by the Sea chronicles
the dramatic transformation
of the northern coast of
France and explores the impact of the newly fashionable
seaside on the quintessential
painters of modern life.
Oct. 20, 2007–Jan. 13, 2008.
to Chicago. Prices for GrandLuxe Limited start at $789
per person. 800-320-4206.
emotionally” than she had
in years, so she called on her
dear friend McNally (she
starred in his play Frankie
and Johnny in the Clair de
Lune). “To say, will you
write a play for me—how
arrogant is that?” she says.
The play focuses on six characters struggling to maintain
relationships in the post-9/11
world. Bates is in it for the
long haul. “At this point we’re
going to Philly. I don’t know
if it will go to Broadway, but
that would be lovely.” Philadelphia Theatre Company
has a history of launching
shows to Broadway (
McNally’s Master Class made the
journey a few years ago and
struck Tony gold). Perhaps
the Tony-nominated actress
will finally have a friend for
her Oscar. “Be still my heart,”
she says. Oct. 26–Nov. 25.
(full) adult rail fare ticket on Amtrak
travel into Philadelphia. Valid for
sale through Sept. 30, 2007, and for
travel through Oct. 3, 2007. Request
discount code V733 when you
book online at Amtrak.com or call
800-USA-RAIL. See page 78 for blackout dates and other restrictions.
The Duke: The 2007 Duke
Ellington Jazz Festival, a
yearly homage to Ellington
with more than 100 performances at more than 20 venues, shines the spotlight on
jazz legend John Birks “
Dizzy” Gillespie (1917-1993) by
bringing in top jazz musicians
who once performed with the
“world statesman of jazz.”
The program honors Gillespie’s exploration of styles
and rhythms from around the
world, particularly his role in
incorporating Latin rhythms
into traditional jazz, his creation of bebop and his impact
as an artist who revolutionized 20th-century music.
Sept. 9– 17. dejazzfest.org.
Sea art: In October, Impressionists by the Sea makes its
U.S. debut at The Phillips
Collection. Featuring seminal
works by some of the most
celebrated artists of the period, including Claude Monet,
GrandLuxe: Beginning in
November, passengers traveling on select Amtrak routes
will have the option of lingering over five-course dinners,
sleeping in luxurious suites
and enjoying personal butler
service. The new service is
made possible by a partnership between Amtrak and
GrandLuxe Rail Journeys,
the country’s premier private
rail tour operator. For the first
time in history, passengers can
travel in luxury accommodations on multiple Amtrak
routes throughout the country,
including Washington, D.C.,
to Miami, Chicago to San
Francisco, and Los Angeles
For each of the Washington,
D.C. events, save 50 percent
off the best available rail fare for one
companion traveling in coach with
a paid regular (full) adult rail fare ticket on Amtrak travel into Union Station. Valid for sale through Dec. 10,
2007, and for travel through Dec. 13,
2007. Request discount code V372
when you book online at Amtrak.com
or call 800-USA-RAIL. See page 78 for
blackout dates and other restrictions.
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