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City Smart: New York City

Linda Lavin—an accomplished triple-threat actress in film, television (who, over 35, can forget “Alice”?) and theater—returns to the stage in the world premiere of the dramedy, “Our Mother’s Brief Affair,” by Richard Greenberg. Opening on Broadway later this month at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, “Our Mother” is the story …

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City Smart: Washington, D.C.

The first postage stamp debuted 176 years ago—it featured the Queen of England’s regal profile and was valued at a penny, earning the name “Penny Black.” Soon after followed the postage system as we know it, and with that, one of the oldest and quirkiest groups of collectors: philatelists. The …

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City Smart: Philadelphia

Google the fourth “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood —you will learn that she’s scored seven Grammys, broken country music records with six number-one albums and that her hunky hockey player husband makes headlines for knocking opponents’ teeth out—and you might concede she’s earned that adorably smug smirk on the cover …

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City Smart: New York November 2015

Ten years after The Color Purple first graced the stage at the Broadway Theatre, the musical adaptation of author Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel returns with an all-star cast. Director John Doyle, whose minimalist interpretation of the show received rave reviews in London, has tapped Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson to play …

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City Smart: Philadelphia

To market, to market, to taste the delights of Chef Eli Kulp. May not have the same ring as Mother Goose, but when you consider that in just one year High Street on Market scored the No. 2 spot on Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurant list, it’s worth singing about. …

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City Smart: Washington, D.C.

After a two-year renovation, the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery reopens on November 13 with WONDER, an immersive exhibition featuring nine contemporary artists who’ve turned the entire building into an artwork itself. Encounter installations made of unconventional materials like saplings, brightly colored insects, marbles, index cards and rubber tires. A swanky new …

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