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Down­ton Abbey.

Bilt­more House was built in the 1890s for the Van­der­bilt fam­ily. The Down­ton cos­tumes will be dis­played in group­ings themed on events from the fic­tional show, with con­nec­tions made to real life at the Van­der­bilt es­tate dur­ing the same early 20th cen­tury era.

An ex­hibit of cos­tumes from Down­ton Abbey just closed at Win­terthur, the for­mer du Pont es­tate in Delaware, where it broke at­ten­dance records.

Ve­gas sees new fes­ti­val

THE lineup for mu­sic fes­ti­vals tak­ing place in Las Ve­gas in 2015 in­cludes a new one for the city: Brazil’s Rock in Rio.

Rock in Rio is sched­uled for May 8-9 and May 15-16 with per­form­ers like Tay­lor Swift, Bruno Mars, Linkin Park and Me­tal­lica.

Also on the list of ma­jor mu­sic fes­ti­vals sched­uled for Las Ve­gas this year: the Elec­tric Daisy Car­ni­val, June 19-21; and the Route 91 Har­vest Fes­ti­val, a coun­try mu­sic event, Oct. 2-4. Wine Am­pli­fied, an al­ter­na­tive rock mu­sic and wine fes­ti­val, is sched­uled to re­turn in Oc­to­ber as well.

Gar­den shows blos­som­ing soon

THE dreary last few weeks of win­ter al­ways get an early shot of spring from gar­den shows.

In the West and Mid­west, the Chicago Flower & Gar­den Show takes place March 14-22; the North­west Flower & Gar­den Show in Seat­tle is Feb. 11-15; the Colorado Home and Gar­den Show is Feb. 7-15 in Den­ver; the San Fran­cisco Flower & Gar­den Show is March 18-22; and the Min­neapo­lis Home + Gar­den Show is Feb. 25-March 1.

In the East and South, shows in­clude the Philadel­phia Flower Show tak­ing place Feb. 28-March 8; the Bos­ton Flower & Gar­den Show sched­uled for March 11-15, and the South­ern Spring Home & Gar­den Show in Char­lotte, North Carolina, run­ning Feb. 20-22 and Feb. 27-March 1.

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