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Green building exhibit



Published: Thu, February 6, 2003 @ 12:00 a.m.



Green building exhibit

"Big & amp; Green," a study of sustainable architecture, opened recently at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

The exhibit focuses on environmental problems and design solutions made all the more urgent by concerns about fuel dependency and public health.

The free exhibit will be on view through June 22.

For more information, call (202) 272-2448 or visit www.nbm.org on the Web.

Irish-American women

"Fire Upon the Hearth: A Celebration of Irish American Women" is an exhibition set to open Feb. 17 and run through April 30 at Dreams of Freedom, Boston's immigration museum.

The exhibition focuses on the contributions of dozens of women in the fields of education, work, literature, politics, religion, culture and athletics.

For details, contact the museum, located at 1 Milk St. in downtown Boston, at (617) 338- 6022 or on the Web at www.dreamsoffreedom.org.

Other Irish-related events can be found on the Web at www.irishmassachusetts.com.

Rest-area guidebook

How long can you and your RV stay at an interstate rest stop in Florida? Michigan? California? The limits are three hours, four hours, and eight hours, respectively, according to the just-published second edition of "Rest Areas & amp; Welcome Centers Along U.S. Interstates" (Roundabout Publications, 2003).

The 192-page book provides details on every official rest area on the road system, in sequence.

The $9.95 guide can be ordered by calling (800) 455-2207 or going to www.travelbooksusa.com on the Web.

Orlando travel guide

The Orlando/Orange County Convention & amp; Visitors Bureau has published a 24-page Orlando African-American Travel Guide, highlighting historical information, services, events, cultural and entertainment opportunities and includes area maps.

The free guide is available by calling (800) 352-6244.

Going online in air

Lufthansa is launching a trial to be the first airline to offer broadband Internet connections on a Boeing 747-400, reports OnlineJournalism.com.

The German airline will equip passengers on flights between Frankfurt and Washington, D.C., with 50 Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook notebooks during a three-month free test. After landing, information saved on the notebooks will be deleted, and batteries, which last up to six hours, will be recharged for the next flight.

Andy Warhol portraitson display in Las Vegas

"Andy Warhol: The Celebrity Portraits," a collection of more than 50 works, will be on view at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts in Las Vegas through Sept. 7. An audio tour of the exhibition will be narrated by Liza Minnelli, a friend of Warhol's.

Celebrities depicted range from Jacqueline Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor in the 1960s to Sylvester Stallone and Michael Jackson in the 1980s. The exhibit also will feature one of the last complete sets of the famed 1967 Marilyn Monroe screen-print portfolio.

Admission is $15 per adult or $12 for students and seniors.

For more information call (877) 957-9777 or visit www.kirvindoak.com/bellagiogallery on the Web.




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