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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page U4

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Sunday, October 18, 2015
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4U E1 USA TODAY—DEMOCRATANDCHRONICLE SUNDAY,OCTOBER18,2015 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and with it comes the pinkest food and drink of the year. Restaurants, bakeries and bars across the country have concocted creative fare to help finance research and support. Find one near you, or try these: u In Chicago, Mity Nice Bar & Grill is o ering the Pink Pearl C upcake all month. The vanilla c upcake with pink vanilla frosting and edible pearls supports the Lynn Sage Foundation’s In Good T aste promotion. u Four Seasons Hotel Denver i s serving the Pink Passion with pink pop rocks on the rim. One dollar from each cocktail sold will support local breast cancer organizationSense of Security. u New Orleans restaurants have a joint e ort called NOLA Goes Pink throughout October, donating 20% of proceeds from s ignature dishes to Susan G. Komen’s local a liate. At Brenn an’s, appropriately painted pink, order the Smoked Pepper Seared Tuna with cassoulet of black- eyed peas and baby spinach, and pomegranate molasses. u In Washington, Ripple will donate 50% of proceeds from i ts A Study in Pink to Men Against Breast Cancer. The drink combines Edinburgh Gin, Camp ari, bay leaf/pink peppercorn syrup and orange citrate bitter, g arnished with a cucumber flower ice cube. Ashley Day Where to eat and drink pink ANJALI PINTO In Chicago, show your support with Mity Nice’s pink cupcake. Two iconic aviation-related buildings — the TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport and the Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia Airport — are on the list of buildings that will be open to the public Oct. 17 and 18 as part of Open House New York Weekend. During the annual free event, hundreds of historical, residential, commercial and industrial sites in the city’s five boroughs throw open their doors and o er tours, talks and behind-the- scenes access. Dedicated in 1940, LGA’s Art D eco Marine Air Terminal was t he original airport terminal b uilding and during the ’40s s erved as a base for glamorous t ransoceanic fl ights on Pan A merican’s fleet of giant Boeing B-314 Clipper seaplanes, or “flying boats.” Today, Delta Air L ines operates shuttle service to Chicago and Washington from the terminal. The TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport also will be open. Designed by Eero Saarinen and opened in 1962, the Jet Age TWA terminal has been closed to the public since 2001 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The often-photographed building has been undergoing major restoration over the past six years, and the Port Authority recently announced that the terminal will be the centerpiece of an airport hotel complex with more than 500 rooms, a museum, restaurants, a spa and an observation deck scheduled to open in 2018. Harriet Baskas Get a bird’s-eye view of famous air terminals DISPATCHES MARILYN FENOLLOSA,NATIONAL TRUST TWA Terminal at JFK has been designated a national historic place. TRAVEL LASVEGAS Before last month, not many visitors ever got to see past the tall, white and gold gates of Wayne Newton’s giant, walled estate. Starting with 5 acres in 1966, it has become a legendary piece of Las Vegas property that only the famous typically saw, save for an appearance on MTV Cribs . But now, Casa de Shenandoah, which means “home of beauty,” has opened its gates to public tours. And for that, we say danke schöen to Newton for letting us into his home. The new tour of the property begins across the street at the vis- i tor center, with a 15-minute v ideo to brush up on all things Mr. Las Vegas. Guests then board a shuttleto enter the compound t hrough the opulent gates. “Opulent” is a word that will pop up frequently throughout the approximately two-hour experience, whether it’s inside the private jet, meandering down the aisle of cars from Newton’s prized collection, or on the grounds themselves: 52 acres that includes the Aramus Arabian horse stable, complete with a swimming pool for the horses. LIFE ON DISPLAY For Newton and his family, welcoming the public into Casa de Shenandoah was a decision that took some time to fall into place. “Well, obviously it’s a little bit of a mixed bag,” Newton, 73, says. “At times the thought of it is a little frightening,” but he says he heeded the advice of his wife and his late mother, “at the risk of being corny, that the happiest you can be in life is when you can s hare those things that you love t he most with others.” The hundreds of pieces of memorabilia and photos on dis- p lay in the museum and mansion w ere all chosen by Newton and h is family. Visitors see letters from presidents (Newton and Ronald Reagan were close), notes and pictures from his many trips entertaining troops abroad, and several of his custom, elaborately embellished Nudie Suits. Newton says choosing which parts of his life he wanted to s hare and which he wanted to keep to himself wasn’t daunting. “ I think that was probably fairly easy to the extent that I don’t have a lot of secrets,” Newton says. “I have lived in a fishbowl since I was 4 years old.” ANIMALS ABOUND Throughout the compound you’ll see wild peacocks and hens, sometimes with their plumage u p, roaming freely. Newton’s love of animals — especially horses — i s famous; he has built one of the world’s top Arabian horse herds. T he tour includes the option of watching the horses take a dip in t heir specially designed pool and perform for a few minutes in the outdoor arena. “My two loves in life were music and horses, and I couldn’t tell you which I loved more,” Newton laughs. “I can tell you which af- f orded the other.” From there, you’ll visit the exotic animals, which include a f riendly Capuchin monkey named Boo, wallabies direct from A ustralia and several types of birds. Yes, those are penguins, a nd yes, they’re okay in the desert. They’re South African pen- g uins and like the heat — so much s o that one, Charlie, who had to be brought inside the mansion during one of Las Vegas’ rare s now storms, lived there for a s hort time because she refused to l eave. The mansion is the last stop on the tour, depending on your package. Water in the Bellagio-like fountains near the front jumps and dances, and tallgold doors frame the entrance to the Newton manor. While it is all — yes — opulent, the house, for all its trap- p ings and gold and chandeliers, still feels like a home rather than a museum. And yes, you might even spot Newton at Casa de Shenandoah when you visit. “I will be here on adaily basis, and they’ll see me out riding in the arena, and they’ll probably see me swim- m ing out in the pool with the penguins and giving Boo a bath.” As to whether some visitors m ight be treated to an impromptu, live performance by Mr. Las V egas himself? “I haven’t thought that far ahead,” Newton says, but “ one thing I’ve learned in life is never say never.” SARA BAYER Wayne Newton has opened the elaborate gates of his Las Vegas estate — museum and stables included — to visitors. WAYNE NEWTON SAYS ‘BITTE’ TO PUBLIC TOURS Opulent Las Vegas estate is filled with penguins, h orses and memories Grace Bascos Special for USA TODAY SARA BAYER Newton started Casa de Shenandoahwith 5 acres in 1966. The estate now e ncompasses 52 acres housing horses, peacocks, penguins and family alike. DENISE TRUSCELLO, WIREIMAGE Touring the mansion is just part of the draw f or visitors to Newton’s estate. DENISE TRUSCELLO, WIREIMAGE The museum display includes c ostumes, Nudie Suits and h undreds of other pieces of memorabilia from Newton’s l ong career. DENISE TRUSCELLO,WIREIMAGE Newton says he decided to open his home at the prompting of his wife, Kathleen McCrone Newton. u Casa de Shenandoah; 3310 E Sunset Road, Las Vegas u Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday- Saturday u Tour s run fr om 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. u Self-guided tours can range from 90 minutes to four hours u $35-$95 for adults, depending on tour package u $17.50-$24.50 for children; children under 6 are free u Group, military, senior and fan club discounts ar e available with I.D . u Book online at least 24 hours in advance, casade shenandoah .com IF YOU GO

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