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Cultural Heritage: Literature and Music

Historic library on Martinique was part of the World Fair in Paris.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”               – St. Augustine

Learning about the places that shaped and inspired writers and musicians can add deeper understanding to a work of literature or a song.  Because of the significance these works have in our lives, traveling to explore the life of a famous writer or see the creative communities that produced music for defining a generation can touch and enrich travelers in profound ways. 


2018

National Geographic Adventure, Born To Explore & Cherry Blossoms Centennial
Travels with Maya Angelou, Ellis Marsalis, Sandra Izsadore and Michele Wood
Travel Photography, Patricia Cornwell, Children’s Museum, David Rockefeller, Jr.

2017

World Footprints Holiday Music Special
Walking and singing our way through Birmingham, Alabama’s rich history
UN Foundation’s Girl Up! conference
In the Footsteps of Birmingham’s Civil Rights Movement (Lowell Thomas Award-Winning show)
North American Int’l Auto Show & Lansing treasures

2016

New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2012 – Hour 2
New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2012 – Hour 1
A Taste of New Orleans
New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2010 – Hour 2
New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2011 – Hour 2
Touring Ireland and introducing Irish Tenor Michael Londra
New Orleans’ Hidden Black History
Traveling with singers Gloria Loring, Rene Marie and Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr.

2015

New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2011 – Hour 1
Adventurous Women, The Amazing Race, Trusted Traveler Program
James Carville and Mary Matalin on New Orleans; living along Paris’s rue des Martyrs
From Virginia’s Fort Monroe to Namibia’s Swakopmund and Mondesa districts
Beyond New Orleans French Quarter
Life as a DEA agent & surviving child trafficking
Inside the Calgary Stampede and Siksika Nation
Celebrating Black History – In Literary Color
Bermuda Day and Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Chatting with actress/singer Gloria Loring and Cruising the Amazon

2014

Exploring Israel on foot, Dr. Seuss’s humanity and preserving Eritrean culture through Art
A conversation with Maya Angelou and revisiting Detroit
Following Dracula’s Trail, Paranormal Photography and Defeating Human Traffickers
New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2014: History and Voodoo (Hour 2)
Exploring the Houmas House Plantation & New Orleans history
Wayward and Vagabondish travelers, a Dogs Vacay
Traveling Maryland’s “Star-Spangled Banner” Trail
Oscar nominee director Bob Bilheimer tackles social issues, Lithuanian musician and good Packing
New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2013 – Hour One
Exploring the island of Saint Vincent
BOOK CLUB: The Long Ride & Children’s book club
Grammy-nominee Rene Marie sings Eartha Kit and Cheetah Conservation
New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2014: History, Music & WWII Museum (Hour 1)
America by Harley, Roller Coaster Thrills and California Wines
Peter Greenberg, Travel Friends & Jazz
Sochi beyond the Paralympics
Black Patriots and Global Learning
Gary Chapman’s Love Languages, Global Volunteers and Circumnavigating the Globe

2013

Inside National Geographic Traveler, Buddha Bar DC and eco-friendly jewelry
Eco-couture, Green Dubai & Stone Walls by Ansel Adams protege
The Transformative Power of Music and Film
Endangered Languages, Culinary Dreams and Sylvia’s Children non-profit
A Paralympian’s Story, California History & Ending Human Trafficking
New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2013 – Hour Two
BOOK CLUB: A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York
Mother, Daughter & Girlfriend Getaways
BOOK CLUB: A Far Cry From Sunset
Breaking Barriers, Maya Roads & Ethical Fashion
American Uprising, the Polaris Project & a SEAsoned Chef
BOOK CLUB: “Coincidence is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous”
From Folk music and Jazz
GOLD AWARD: On The Road to Freedom, a civil rights trail
DC Environmental Film Festival, London 2012 Paralympics & Summers Off
New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2010 – Hour 1
FilmAid International, Mystery at Sea & Accessible Travel Tips
Living Silent, Norway’s Perfume and Discovering Burma
The artist voice from Hollywood, New York and Beyond

2012

America’s Great Migration, Gospel and Panda-monia

2011

Music Revolution, Everett Potter’s Travel Report and ecofashion

2010

LEGACY SHOW: Exploring Seattle’s music scene

2009

LEGACY SHOW: Authors, Airlines & Living in Japan
LEGACY SHOW: H1N1 and the Impact on Traveling
LEGACY SHOW: Immersion Travel USA and “Bucket List” Destinations
LEGACY SHOW: Exploring Seattle’s music scene

2008

LEGACY SHOW: Descending the Dragon, Travel Adventures, Women’s voices in Iran
LEGACY SHOW: The Musical Legacy of Memphis

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