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The Scene brings together the world's coolest cities with the personalities who know them best.Tell us who you would like to see featured in future films and why The Scene should visit your city.

• From: Don A; Alb, USA
• Posted: Dec. 29, 2006
• Comment:
You have LA, Miami, Atlanta, but NOT San Francisco???? You have to be kidding me. Oh well so much for The Scene.

• From: Barbara Waters; Arlington, USA
• Posted: Dec. 28, 2006
• Comment:
You should visit Dallas! You would find that we have warm plastic smiles permanently affixed to our faces and that what comes out really all means the same thing: Bless your heart. There are some rules you should be aware of if you come here. If you need a door held open as you exit, please understand that we do have a pecking order - breast augmentations first, large flashy jewelry second (please - don't insult us with the fake stuff - we KNOW fake), fur wrappings third (again - no fakes), a Stetson paired with some Justins backed by the faint aroma of Jack before noon goes fourth, and finally - number five - any knife-wielding nine-year-olds. Otherwise, practice using one foot to prop the door open, and how to hop your way out on the other before getting here. If you want a lane change on the tollway - we're a little snobby in that regard too. We don't like being cut off and a signaling blinker to us means speed up and politely cover our mouth like we are sa! ying "oops" as we look your way on passing. Please make sure you always have a full tank of gas. If you run out of petro and it's cold outside - I sure hope you remembered to take your coat - it could be a really long walk to that next station - especially on I20 where so many cars pass you by at speeds of 80 MPH and more (Ooo - that's a frosty breeze blowing your way!) Unfortunately, we have no real attractions but what we do is touted as in-keeping with other sizable metropolitan cities. I hear we are reaching capacity on the number of times we can keep saying "Kick Your Heels Up At Billy Bob's" though. Too bad. That was once a good place to go. Bless Your Heart.

• From: Donna Lee McGregor; Chatham, Canada
• Posted: Dec. 6, 2006
• Comment:
I would like to see any city through the eyes of artist, Viggo Mortensen. While I understand this is supposed to about my city, I would rather read about his view, his favourite city.

• From: Elisabeth Kines; Belfast, Northern Ireland
• Posted: Nov. 29, 2006
• Comment:
Belfast would be an interesting read...maybe with Van Morrison?

• From: Antigha Joseph; Dublin, Ireland
• Posted: Nov. 24, 2006
• Comment:
kevin Sharkey is Irelands most succsesfull living artists. Born Dublin 1961 He is Irish born and raised,oh and he is black. Please featuere him. He is also a facanating intervgiew.

www.kevinsharkey.com is his website

Thank you,

J Antigha

• From: Charles McClelland; San Francisco
• Posted: Oct. 13, 2006
• Comment:
The 32nd annual Solano Stroll held in Berkeley, CA is the Bay Areas largest "Block Party" with 250,000 folks in attendance. This years theme was the "Clown" and being Berkeley, "Green" politics played a key role. The Bay area is a wonderful place to meet and interview people from all over. It is truly one of the most diverse places on the planet, I can always find something interesting going on to capture on video.

• From: Elzbieta Dudzinska; Warsaw
• Posted: Oct. 13, 2006
• Comment:
I think you should have Jonathan Carroll do a segment on Vienna, Austria. Carroll is an American novelist who has lived in Vienna for decades. He's extremely popular in Europe but not so well known in the US because he has lived overseas so long. People like Jonathan Lethem call Carroll "one of my heroes" and others like James Ellroy, Pat Conroy, Neil Gaiman and Stephen King have said repeatedly they think he is one of the best novelists at work today. Plus Carroll often writes beautifully about Vienna in his many novels.

• From: Matilde; Milan
• Posted: June 6, 2006
• Comment:
very nice idea! Go on all over the world...I'd like to see all the best places around the world...A suggestion...that's a lovely place in the southern of Italy http://www.paestum.de/it/indexit.htmexternal link

• From: Lanre; Lagos, Nigeria
• Posted: June 6, 2006
• Comment:
When is this fun feature coming to Nigeria, Lagos especially

• From: Jefrey B. Barthel; Nairobi, Kenya
• Posted: May 23, 2006
• Comment:
I recommend CNN feature Kahare Miano, Architect/Artist/Designer based in Nairobi. He is African, innovative and a big part of the cultural revival in Africa.

• From: Jeff Lawson; Nova Scotia
• Posted: May 12, 2006
• Comment:
What? Vancouver Canada is not on the list? Something is wrong with this picture!!

• From: D. Villiari; San Diego, CA
• Posted: May 11, 2006
• Comment:
I would have thought that Vancouver, and San Francisco would have been included on your list. Both are Cool and Vibrant New world cultural centers.

• From: Nina Simone; Vienna
• Posted: May 10, 2006
• Comment:
Looking at most of the postings obviously the choice of cities is too limited. Herewith I expand this list of not mentioned cities by one more: Vienna, definitely one of the most beautiful cities in the world in the heart of Europe. Great history, beautiful architecture, magnificent buildings, beautiful castles, great chocolate, pastries, coffee and food, culture, music, theatres, coffee houses and so much more on every corner.

• From: Raymond Enone; Buea, Cameroon
• Posted: May 2, 2006
• Comment:
i am hoping that the scene meets with curtis ''50 cent'' jackson.

• From: Sandra; Oregon
• Posted: Apr. 12, 2006
• Comment:
Sad to see that Vancouver, Canada is not on your list here. It is one of the most beatiful cities in the world.

• From: Amit Rai; Bangalore, India
• Posted: Apr. 12, 2006
• Comment:
India is the future, why not bring the Scene to India now when it has to come for sure in a short time

• From: Simon; Kampala
• Posted: Apr. 10, 2006
• Comment:
I think you should also include African cities for even us to feel proud thank you

• From: Abraham; Mexico City
• Posted: Mar. 23, 2006
• Comment:
Will CNN ever come round to bringing the scene to one of the world's oldest, biggest and most famous cities? MEXICO CITY!

• From: Jennifer; Dornbirn
• Posted: Mar. 23, 2006
• Comment:
I do not think that a big City is better than a small one. I live in Austria and if you ever come to Dornbirn in Vorarlberg, you should see the little coffes, always served with a warm smile, the old cinema where still James Dean Movies are shown, the little Centre, where in summer you can sit outside and talk to friends..... not the big but the small citys should be visited. :-)

• From: Heinrich Minnie; Cape Town, South Africa
• Posted: Mar. 20, 2006
• Comment:
I wan't Charlize Theron to please explore Cape Town or Johannesburg.

• From: Jon Gast; San Francisco
• Posted: Mar. 20, 2006
• Comment:
The greatest city in North America! Home of the only American Emperor, emperor Norton--who apparently the sandwich islands preferred to deal with diplomatically as opposed to the USA. It used to be the most savage places in the West (see Barbary Coast), but now its the most accepting. The landscape is amazingly different than anywhere else, and the mix of social justice and technology makes it one of the coolest cities ever. More restaurants per capita, than... anywhere? Tons of clubs! also, people say Hella. and that's hella cool!

• From: Mike. S; Essex
• Posted: Mar. 20, 2006
• Comment:
I would love to see the city of Vancouver British Columbia Canada be displayed. It is an amazing city that combines the natural beauty of the surrounding area with it's immense size. It's a city of history and culture. The Fashion and Film centre of Canada. It's the type of place you can only really enjoy seeing it first hand. Describing the city will never do it justice, you have to see it to believe it.

• From: Andru; Hong Kong
• Posted: Mar. 20, 2006
• Comment:
hi there, im a big fan of the scene but you rarely feature any personalities from Africa, kindly consider including more personalities from Afria esp. Kenya. Is it possible to be featured on the scene if you are a student??? Im a university student and i would love to be featured in my scene!! Thank you!

• From: Andru; Hong Kong
• Posted: Mar. 20, 2006
• Comment:
Come to Hong Kong, a city that never sleeps.

• From: Russell W. MacDonald; Huelva, Spain
• Posted: Mar. 20, 2006
• Comment:
I would like to see Elton John visit Spain.

• From: Vivek; India
• Posted: Mar. 20, 2006
• Comment:
It's funny to see that CNN assumes only a majority of european cities fall under the category of "cool cities"

• From: Mary Lou Dela Cruz; Philippines, Manila
• Posted: Mar. 20, 2006
• Comment:
hope i meet hanson group.

• From: F. Kuria; Italy
• Posted: Mar. 20, 2006
• Comment:
The Scene should go to KENYA!! There are quite a number of movies who have won accademy awards shot there (eg. out of Africa recently the Constant Gardener)There is no place more beautiful know to man in Gods creation.

• From: Jan Garza; Klamath Falls, OR
• Posted: Mar. 20, 2006
• Comment:
Hillary Clinton...because the people of Klamath need to hear her objectives, ideas on the issues facing this nation. People here need to be more progressive and see that a woman could run this country, and see that Hillary is a strong woman and has an agenda.

• From: Ken Daniels Kayongo; Sweden/Uganda, Kampala
• Posted: Mar. 20, 2006
• Comment:
I am in one of East Africa's hottest groups called Swahili Nation. In 1997 our record "Mpenzi, hakuna matata" became such a big hit that it changed the East African music scene. I have lived in Stockholm, London, Atlanta, Nairobi and Kampala but in all the cities I have lived in, Kampala, the city built on seven hills is closest at heart. I was born there some 32 years ago when the beautiful hilly town of Kampala was ruled by Africa's most notorious dictator. Even though it does not measure to the history or art culture or infrastructure of cities such as London or Paris, I believe it is worth visiting. It is young, vibrant, rich in culture and history and yet it stands undiscovered by the world. It's a city built in old folk tradition that transcend the modern era. It was once upon a time ruled by Ganda kings who's presence is still felt at centuries old kingly tombs whose architecture is unmistakably African. It is the city where western and African religions clashed and made the first African martyrs, the city that banks the largest fresh water lake in Africa , the city that prides itself in open markets whose main item is green plantain the staple food of the region. I know every corner, every loop hole of culture and I can bring Kampala to life in a way that very few would. It is a small city compared to the giants of the west, but it does have it's share of untold stories that make it an undeniably interesting town. I think CNN should allow me to take it's cameras into the secret corridors of tiny Kampala, the once upon a time hunting ground of the Kabaka's Impala.

• From: Miriam Mukasa Byarugaba; London
• Posted: Apr. 25, 2006
• Comment:
I would like to agree with the previous comment by Ken Daniels Kayongo about Kampala. It is the best city in Africa with untold stories, a rich and vibrant night life and even better in the day. Everyone's seems to be happy in some way even without much money unlike in the west . I could show you around if you promise to visit ! or if you prefer male company , am sure Ken will be nice!

• From: Alex; Paris, France
• Posted: Mar. 20, 2006
• Comment:
Garrison Keillor, because his recent New York Times book review was THE BEST!?

• From: Valerie L. Parks; Stuttgart, Germany
• Posted: Mar. 20, 2006
• Comment:
If you're considering cites in the USA, I think that many people around the would appreciate San Antonio, Texas or Mexico City, Mexico. If you are only looking at European cities how about Seville, Spain?

• From: Anwar Mohamed; Yemen
• Posted: Mar. 20, 2006
• Comment:
This is the most underrated land that many tourist have been ignoring. People of Yemen are very warm welcoming versus the sterotypes that many people have been stamping Yemen with. An old saying in Yemen is "don't critque us if you havent visited us" As a citizen of Yemen and AMerica i can say that it isn't as luxurious as America but if you want to see old school Yemen is. It still has its old homes that tower over the lands. Are beautiful weather and people are one of a kind and YEMEN still has it's past in their souls. Visit YEMEN and you will see for your self. It's one of a kind!

• From: Debbie Guenther; Nashville, TN
• Posted: Mar. 20, 2006
• Comment:
I was born and raised in Cleveland, OH and moved to Nashville four years ago for college. I can't imagine living anywhere else now. I laughed at first at the idea of Nashville being an "entertaining" place...nightmares of "Hee-haw" flooded my brain. I'm a rock'n'roll girl who was little skeptical about how hard cowboy boots and banjos could rock. I was wrong. While I enjoy Nashville country events (Summerfest is always a blast), I've also found that Nashville caters to all types...even Yankees. There is a thriving entertainment scene on every street corner and ever bar, and, when the glitz and glitter becomes a little too much, an excellent underground acoustic rock, poetry and jazz scene in numerous coffee shops and clubs around the city. Nashville is an amazing city and I formally invite y'all to come on by!

• From: Lynette C Murray; Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
• Posted: Mar. 20, 2006
• Comment:
I live in Outback Queensland in a mining town called Mount Isa, population 125,000. Would love to see anyone come out here to our beautiful desert community. Average temp 35 degrees cel. Most people don't know where Queensland is let alone Mount Isa - may be a way to put us on the map.

• From: David Orn; Iceland
• Posted: Mar. 16, 2006
• Comment:
I would like to see more news from Iceland and comments about the Icelandic people

• From: Miklic; Italy
• Posted: Mar. 16, 2006
• Comment:
GREECE?it's simply the best!!!!!!!!!!!

• From: Hilary Wambua Keli; Nairobi, Kenya
• Posted: Mar. 15, 2006
• Comment:
Should you not also include african cities in this forum for us to participate?

• From: Sondos Alhachim; Lansing, MI
• Posted: Mar. 14, 2006
• Comment:
I BEEN A ROUND THE WORLD AND EVERYTIME I GO TO A NEW PLACE IT WOW ME SOME HOW. BUT CULTURE IS ALWAYS MY INTERST. I LIKE TO KNOW WHAT MAKE PEOPLE THE WAY THEY ARE. I ALSO WISH THAT I CAN TAKE EVERYONE, SPECIALLY THE PEOPLE I LOVE IN MY LIFE WITH ME. THIS IS A NICE WAY TO TAKE THEM AROUND THE WORLD ABUT I DONT THINK WE CAN DO THE 3RD WORLD COUNTRYS JUSTUS. I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE EXPERIANCE WITH YOU TOO. AND I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO SEE MALYSISA. THANKS FOR THE OFFERED. SONDOS

• From: David D. Ruddy; Victoria, BC
• Posted: Mar. 8, 2006
• Comment:
I am that neither Prague nor St Petersburg appear on the list. Both of them charming places.

• From: Salz; Toronto
• Posted: Mar. 6, 2006
• Comment:
Go to Toronto man. It has lot to offer

• From: Charles Otieno; Nairobi, Kenya
• Posted: Mar. 6, 2006
• Comment:
nairobi ... it also has so much to offer aside the european and western cities. give it a try and i promise u that u wont regret.

• From: S. Milioni; New York
• Posted: Mar. 6, 2006
• Comment:
I would love to see something about Greece especially the northern region

• From: Angela Summers; Johannesburg, South Africa
• Posted: Mar. 6, 2006
• Comment:
When will CNN bring The Scene to Cape Town, well worth the money!!!



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