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Gracias, Mexico: Grateful for Day of Dead’s rise in South Florida

The Day of the Dead, an important holiday in Mexico for centuries, has has become an important fall festival in the United States. In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., it is rivaling Halloween – not surprising in a region with a large Hispanic population. The imagery is preferable and the spirited is both somber and fun. […]

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Spirit of Rocky thrives in Philadelphia

The area around the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a focal point for fitness fanatics decades after Rocky Balboa made his famous dash up the museum steps. But runners were finding inspiration in the marathon there years before “Rocky” became an iconic film. […]