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Archive for Sunday, March 16, 2003

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March 16, 2003

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Renewed Oahu hotel offers packages

The Halekulani, one of Waikiki's top hotels, recently completed a $20 million refurbishment and is offering an array of specials. Offers include a three-night sunrise package for $885, which includes daily breakfast and tickets to Honolulu cultural attractions.

Contact: (800) 367-2343; www.halekulani.com.

Events to honor cowboy poems, music

Tickets are now on sale at Aspen Lodge Guest Ranch and Conference Center in Colorado for the second annual Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering the weekend of April 11-13. Contact: (800) 332-6867.

The Buffalo Bill Historical Center will have its 21st annual Cowboy Songs and Range Ballads celebration April 4-6 in Cody, Wyo.

Activities will include concerts, a symposium on Western music on radio, a Western swing dance and a children's concert starring Miss Jessie of "Toy Story 2." Ticket prices vary. Contact: (307) 578-4007; www.bbhc.org/events/cowboysongs.cfm.

Follow Mormon Trail with free Missouri kit

Missouri's history includes the settlement of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the state beginning in the 1830s. Today, visitors can journey to Missouri sites linked to the history of the Mormon church.

For a free travel kit and vacation planner, which features Mormon sites and other Missouri attractions, call (800) 519-4800 or visit www.visitmo.com.

Berlin celebrates 1920s nightclub culture

Berlin is dedicating 2003 to the art forms made famous during the 1920s. The era is highlighted by the renowned Kit Cat Club, made famous by Liza Minnelli's Academy-Award winning performance in the motion picture "Cabaret." Berlin also offers a diverse range of show revues, acrobatics, slapstick, satire and comedy.

The "Entertainment at its Best" program will spotlight the German capital's many venues and stages. Contact: www.berlin-tourist-information.com.

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