Costumes worn by Taylor Swift during her “Speak Now” world tour are on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. | AP ~ Theron Kirkman)
Updated: August 2, 2012 6:04AM
An exhibit about Taylor Swift’s 2011-12 world tour is on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The presentation includes dozens of costumes, instruments, set pieces and props from the “Speak Now World Tour,” where she performed before more than 1.5 million fans during 111 shows in 19 countries spanning four continents. Included in the display is the “Juliet balcony” in which Swift soared above the crowd during each performance of “Love Story.” The exhibit, “Taylor Swift: Speak Now-Treasures from the World Tour,” runs through Nov. 4. Visit www.countrymus
Detroit hosts new music fest
A new music festival is coming to downtown Detroit featuring Ronnie Laws, Phil Perry and Howard Hewett. The Detroit Paradise Valley Music Festival features dozens of national and local performers July 13-15 in the Paradise Valley cultural and entertainment district. It’s designed to honor the legacy of Paradise Valley jazz and treat music fans to Detroit food and sounds from both local and national artists. Decades ago, Paradise Valley’s night clubs hosted jazz legends, and the district’s many black-owned businesses were the center of commerce for the African-American community. Visit www.detroitparadisevalleymusicfestival.net.
Las Vegas airport expansion
Las Vegas has a new $2.4 billion terminal to handle overseas and domestic flights at McCarran International Airport. Sixteen international carriers are set to use seven of the 14 new gates at McCarran’s new Terminal 3. Seven gates will handle U.S. flights. Airport officials say T3 will help spread the flow of the 114,000 travelers who pass through the airport daily. The new “E Gates” have self-serve check-in kiosks, streamlined security and automated baggage-handling.
Southwest to offer live TV
Southwest Airlines plans to sell live television service on five planes and expand it to more aircraft by mid-July. The airline said it would offer seven sports and news channels for passengers to watch on their own devices. Southwest said it will test prices from $3 to $8 during a trial period. Passengers will need a Wi-Fi-enabled device such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer.
Civil War anniversary
The National Park Service says a remembrance of the Battle of Antietam will top a series of summer events in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Officials from four national parks and Maryland’s South Mountain Battlefield say the events also will recognize the 50th anniversary of America’s Civil Rights movement. The Confederate offensive known as the Maryland Campaign began in the summer of 1862. It included battles at Manassas, Va.; Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; and South Mountain before culminating along Antietam Creek on Sept. 17, 1862. More than 23,000 soldiers were reported killed, wounded or missing there on the bloodiest day of the war. Visit www.nps.gov.