Tidbits for travelers: Dragon at SAN; classical music at JFK & MEM

If you’re at San Diego International Airport on Thursday (February 10) between 10:30am- and 12:30 pm, be on the look-out for a dragon.

San Diego puppet show

The SAN Airport Art Program will be presenting a special puppet performance of “Puff the Magic Dragon” by Puppets and Players in the Terminal 2 West baggage claim area.

NEW YORK POPS Photo-by-Joel-Weber

This week it was also announced that, starting in April, American Airlines passengers at John F. Kennedy International Airport will get to enjoy occasional live classical music performances by the New York Pops. According to a story in Crain’s New York Business:

Many of American’s domestic and international flights will feature two-hour radio broadcasts of the orchestra playing favorite New York tunes. Airline employees will be encouraged to volunteer for the Pops’ local music-education programs. And the airline will help underwrite Pops tours, something the orchestra hasn’t been able to undertake lately due to a lack of funds; one tour is tentatively planned for Florida.

Classical music is also featured regularly at other airports around the country. For example, chamber ensembles from the Memphis Symphony Orchestra perform monthly from September through May at the Memphis International Airport.