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Posts by Mario R. Mercado

Los Cabos Film Fest Brings the Stars
Los Cabos has long been popular with American and Canadian travelers. In addition to its hotels and resorts, golf courses, water and adventure sports, and e... Read More
Dancing on the Great Barrier Reef
These days, it is not unusual for dance companies to perform on beautiful open-air stages, especially in the summer.  Some venues are well-established: Ja... Read More
New York City's Top Galleries
NYC’s top galleries are as distinct in design as they are in profile. Below, four reasons why the Big Apple clinched the "Art Scene" category in this year... Read More
Cartier Exhibit to Dazzle at the Denver Art Museum
In 1904, after Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont complained of having to fumble for his pocket watch while flying his dirigible, Louis Cartier oblig... Read More
Meet Albertine: New York's Newest Book Shop and Salon
This is the time for fall openings in New York City: art exhibitions, theater, opera, dance, but the most special and quietly spectacular: Albertine, a ne... Read More
MFA Houston Showcases the Grand Estate of Houghton Hall
It is fair to say that the popular television drama Downton Abbey has reawakened interest in the grand English estate—and aristocratic life—as never befor... Read More
Seabourn Announces Alliance With UNESCO
Seabourn, the luxury, small-ship cruise line, recently announced an alliance with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization... Read More
Q+A With David Hallberg: Bolshoi Ballet Premier
When David Hallberg, principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre, joined the ballet company of Bolshoi Theater in Moscow about three years ago, it was big... Read More
Summer Festival of Quebec Boasts Big Musical Acts For Small Price
If you haven’t made plans for the July 4 weekend and are interested in music, want a getaway to someplace with a rich history and culinary scene, the valu... Read More
Benjamin Millepied Takes Up New Role as Director of Paris Opera Ballet
In the fall, Benjamin Millepied, known to many as the choreographer of Black Swan (and husband of Natalie Portman), will take up his new post: director of... Read More
National 9/11 Memorial Museum Opens Today
The National 9/11 Memorial Museum, located in lower Manhattan, on the site of the World Trade Center, opens to the public today, Wednesday, May 21. Except ... Read More
World Premiere Caps 50th Anniversary Season of New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center
Throughout 2013-14, New York City Ballet has celebrated its 50th anniversary at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in grand style, with 50 ballets, so... Read More
Spring For Music Plays Final Notes
This year marked the end of Spring for Music, the annual, week-long series of performances by visiting North American orchestras at Carnegie Hall—New York... Read More
Q&A With A True Gentleman, Bryce Pinkham
Bryce Pinkham was recently nominated for a Tony Award as best actor in a musical for his role as the charming and scheming Monty Navarro in A Gentelman's ... Read More
Swing into Spring with the Savannah Music Festival
There are many reasons to visit Savannah, Georgia: its historic architecture, delicious food, and hospitality. If you are a golfer, Hilton Head Island and... Read More
Complain for Change at the Power of Design Panel
Complaints and their potential to effect change for the better is at the heart of Power of Design 2014, an exhibition and series of talks and panel discus... Read More
Classical Music Comes to Cincinnati
Cincinnati is rightly admired for its rich cultural life—art museums, theaters, summer opera as well as the annual May Festival, devoted to choral music. ... Read More
Brokeback Mountain Opera Premieres at Madrid's Teatro Real
One of the most anticipated new operas of 2014 has premiered at Madrid’s Teatro Real: Brokeback Mountain, with a libretto by Annie Proulx, based on her sh... Read More
The Armory Show Celebrates 100 Years at the New York Historical Society
The exhibition, “The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution,” at the New York Historical Society, is a don’t-miss, by any standard. The original sh... Read More
New Renzo Piano Pavilion Opens at Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth
There may be no greater reason for cultural travel now than the extraordinary new pavilion designed by Renzo Piano for the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Wort... Read More