This article was featured yesterday on CNN.com. From Mermaids: Entertainers with a tail By Katherine Dorsett Bennett, CNN:
Mythical mermaids have fascinated humans for centuries, and alluring creatures in bikini tops and fish tails seem to be keeping the love alive.
One of the first mermaid shows in the United States can be traced back to Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida, where mermaids debuted synchronized ballet moves at an 18-seat theater in October 1947.
Mermaid shows have evolved from that Florida roadside attraction off U.S. 19. Here are five spots where mermaids are making a big splash.
(The article discusses each location, so go there to read more, but I have found links for each location and included them here:
The Sip 'n Dip Lounge: Great Falls, Montana
Downtown Aquarium: Denver, Colorado
Dive Bar: Sacramento, California
Wreck Bar: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Silverton Casino: Las Vegas, Nevada
And did you know that my Mermaid and Other Water Spirit Tales From Around the World book will probably be the bestselling book in the SurLaLune library by the end of the year? It has already surpassed all of the books but Sleeping Beauties!