This music festival is named after Bob Moog, an early electric music pioneer and inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Moby, the Flaming Lips and TV on the Radio, as well as dozens of other acts, are slated to perform. The event will also include an "Illustrated Talk" from Brian Eno, a hybrid presentation from one of the genre's greats, and a display of Eno's celebrated "77 Million Paintings."
If you go to the Hoboken Waterfront today, you won't find longshoremen grappling with issues of loyalty and union corruption, as in the 1954 Best Picture winner, starring Marlon Brando and directed by Elia Kazan in the wake of the latter's HUAC testimony. You will find the Hudson River Waterfront Promenade with stunning views of the New York skyline and generous bike paths along the water's edge. Pier Park A is a great spot for a picnic, or you can head into town to check out Hoboken's art scene (more than 40 studios in one square mile) or visit the birthplace of Frank Sinatra. Fun movie trivia fact: Hoboken native Sinatra was originally promised the leading role of Terry Malloy, but ultimately Kazan went with Brando, who was a much bigger star at the time.
If you're searching for some pre-Halloween ghostliness, visit this gothic, gorgeous and grim cemetery, which was featured prominently in Clint Eastwood's 1997 adaptation of John Berendt's book of the same name. There are some famous graves to visit--namely, that of composer Johnny Mercer--but it's enough just to soak in the sculpture and architecture of the tombs. The cemetery is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is about a $10 cab ride or a short bike ride from downtown Savannah. Guided tours are available.
It is the montage to end all montages: Rocky Balboa does one-handed push-ups, punches a frozen side of beef and jogs his way through Philadelphia, finally mounting the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and raising his arms in triumph. It's definitely worth downloading the movie's iconic theme song and taking your own run up the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, overlooking Benjamin Franklin Boulevard and the city skyline in the distance. Once you're there, keep on running into the museum and go see the "Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus" exhibit that runs through Oct. 30. The show focuses on the Dutch master's daring choice to depict a very human and Semitic-looking Jesus, which was revolutionary for its time and changed the course of Christian art.
Hollywood has had a long fascination with Beantown, and with Boston Movie Tours you can check out iconic locations from dozens of those movies and television shows. Walk down Boston's "Movie Mile" and weave through historic Beacon Hill and see Jack Nickolson's mob hangout from "The Departed." Or try the bus tour if you want to drink at the Southie bar where Will Hunting smacked down that Harvard snob. How you like them apples
You can have the time of your life (like you've never had before) at this resort, which was one of the shooting locations for the 1987 classic coming-of-age story. The hotel offers several "Dirty Dancing" themed weekends complete with dance lessons, including one on Nov. 18-20. If you have two left feet, you can still partake in mountain biking, hiking and hay rides in the beautiful Appalachian setting. Or you can just amuse yourself by screaming, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner!" at every available opportunity.
September 21: Fall travel guide
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