NEW YORK  — For her next book tour, Sarah Palin will again skip some of the nation’s biggest cities.
But no traveling by bus this time. It’s airplanes all the way.

HarperCollins announced Wednesday that the former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor will be on the road from Nov. 23 to Dec. 3, with a break for Thanksgiving, to promote “American by Heart,” subtitled “Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag.”

Palin, 46, will be joined by her husband, Todd, and other family members. As with “Going Rogue,” she will not make appearances in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco or other cities where Democrats are more in favor. She will be sticking mostly to the South, Southwest and Midwest.

The tour begins at a Barnes & Noble in Phoenix. Other stops include Dillons Marketplace in Andover, Kan.; a Sam’s Club in Little Rock, Ark.; and a Costco in Brentwood, Tenn. Palin will finish at a Books-A-Million in Columbia, S.C.

Digital display to feature Bill Monroe

OWENSBORO, Ky. — The late father of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, will be playing soon in New York’s Times Square to promote the Kentucky celebration of the centennial of his birth. Monroe died in 1996.

The convention and visitors bureau for Owensboro and Daviess County, Ky., is putting a 15-second ad on a digital full-motion billboard on New York’s 42nd Street.

Visitors bureau executive director Karen Miller told the Messenger-Inquirer of Owensboro that the spot will feature Monroe, bluegrass music and Owensboro.

It will run from Nov. 15 to Jan. 1, times that will cover the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration.

Eddie Munster in rehab
 
PHILADELPHIA — The former child star who played boy werewolf Eddie Munster on TV has entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility.

Butch Patrick’s agent said Thursday that the 57-year-old is in a private facility in New Jersey.

Agent Jodi Ritzen says Patrick is in rehab “to deal with a lifetime problem of substance abuse.” Ritzen wouldn’t disclose the name of the facility where he’s being treated.

Patrick moved to the Philadelphia area earlier this year after being contacted by a West Chester woman who was a fan of “The Munsters” back in the 1960s. She announced last week that they had split.

Baryshnikov selling house

PALISADES, N.Y.  — A suburban New York house owned by Mikhail Baryshnikov is on the market for an asking price of about $4 million. The Wall Street Journal says the ballet great and his wife, Lisa Rinehart, are becoming empty nesters.

Baryshnikov bought the house in 1981. The 19th-century home has six bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms and views of the Hudson River.