Nancy Trejos USA TODAY Published 9:49 p.m. UTC Aug 1, 2018 The summer season is reaching its half-way point. For many families, August is their last chance to get away before the school year begins. It’s already been a hot summer in many parts of the world, especially Europe, but there are plenty of beach and mountain towns that can provide a respite. Many cities across the USA are celebrating the mid-point of the summer with festivals and fairs. Europe, meanwhile, is becoming more reasonable to fly to because competition from low-cost carriers such as Norwegian Air and WOW Air are driving down airfares. Here are a few destinations that are good deals for fun and value: Edinburgh, Scotland Scotland’s capital city is one giant party in August. The Edinburgh International Festival runs from Aug. 3 to Aug. 27 this year. The first festival was held in 1947 to mark the end of World War II. It has since grown dramatically into several festivals celebrating different … [Read more...] about Where should you travel in August? Here are some ideas.
Catskills dirty dancing resort
Mention Dirty Dancing and most people will agree it's a classic love story with an amazing soundtrack - so what better way to enjoy it than on a live stage? The classic story is returning to the stage at Grimsby Auditorium next year with some changes to the cast and additional dates all over the country. It was an instant hit last year with more than 6,000 tickets sold! Producer Karl Sydow is delighted to announce casting for the new 2018/19 UK tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, as tickets go on sale, this Friday, July 20. The show opens in Brighton in September 2018 before touring the UK - stopping off in Grimsby in May 2019. The iconic story of Baby and Johnny, featuring the hit songs 'Hungry Eyes', ‘Hey! Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart stopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, returns to the stage, following two blockbuster West End runs, three hit UK tours, and multiple sensational international productions. … [Read more...] about Dirty Dancing stage show returning to Grimsby next year
Prepare to have a night in the danger zone that will give you the time of your life when it comes to an outdoor movie night at The House in Shuttleworth later this month. The events organised by Sundown will see Dirty Dancing on Friday June 29 and Top Gun on Saturday June 30 at the historic setting. Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey star in the American coming of age drama Dirty Dancing. Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle. It also features some of the a wide range of well known pop sonds including Hungry Eyes, Big Girls Don’t Cry and I’ve Had The Time of My Life. Top Gun meanwhile is all about As students at the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school. They all compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom. Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Kelly … [Read more...] about Top Gun and Dirty Dancing come to Shuttleworth
by Susan Griffin I’m standing, arms crossed, while my other half uploads pictures of himself in front of our hotel to Instagram. Determined to share his location with the online world, he remains oblivious to the fact I’m impatient to take my turn posing. For this isn’t any old hotel, it’s one of the movie world’s most famous landmarks, known to millions of Dirty Dancing fans as Kellerman’s Resort, the very place where Baby (Jennifer Grey) carried a water melon and fell in love with hot dance instructor Johnny (played by the late Patrick Swayze). The truth is, before we arrived, Baby’s cabin meant nothing to my boyfriend, but a day into our stay and he’s already acting like the film’s number one fan. But then it’s hard not to be captivated by nostalgia in the hotel’s secluded and timeless location. The real Kellerman’s The film was set in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York, but was … [Read more...] about Dirty Dancing: Checking-in to the real Kellerman’s Resort