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The World’s Top 10 Classical Music Cities

tokyo concert hall

What makes a great concert hall? The conductor? Acoustics? Its design? All these elements come together in the concert halls of the world’s top 10 classical music cities.

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September 6, 2016 by | Comments Off on The World’s Top 10 Classical Music Cities

Nashville Country Music Guide

Honky Tonk Row - Lower Broadway

Music is everywhere in Nashville. It rumbles through loudspeakers as you arrive at the airport and it’s etched below your feet as you stroll along the Music City Walk of Fame. The city’s slogan: “Music Calls Us Home” could not be more fitting. Wherever you go, Nashville country music is interwoven into every aspect of […]

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October 10, 2012 by | Comments Off on Nashville Country Music Guide

America’s Coolest Jazz Clubs

Blues Alley

Jazz: the quintessential American art form. Invented in the red light district of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, jazz was born of a mix of African and European music traditions. With its infusion of democracy, individuality and freedom of expression, it exemplifies the American experience.

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September 17, 2012 by | Comments Off on America’s Coolest Jazz Clubs

London’s Rock Heritage Locations

London’s musical heritage is almost unrivaled. So many great bands have either formed in the British capital or been based there for a significant amount of time. From The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to Jimi Hendrix and The Sex Pistols, numerous moments of musical history have been created in London. But what happened where? […]

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August 23, 2010 by | 1 Comment

Things to Do in Memphis, Tennessee

Along the highway in Arkansas, a bright pink billboard for Graceland got my heart a-thumpin’ for Memphis, and even though Timmy was driving, I pushed the eject button right in the middle of “Truckin’” and popped in Chuck Berry’s “Memphis, Tennessee.” Such a sad and beautiful song. Timmy cursed a blue streak all the way […]

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May 24, 2009 by | 1 Comment

Germany on Tour (the Musical Kind)

Going on tour isn’t all sunglasses at night, exciting destinations and a breathless timetable. Long hours in the car / plane / bus / train and too much personal contact with the same people / person 24 hours a day can be a recipe for insanity. Or the road to delirious delight. In-jokes abound, late-night […]

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October 24, 2008 by | Comments Off on Germany on Tour (the Musical Kind)

Ljubljana, Slovenia: I FEEL sLOVEnia

Ljubljana is a fabulous town, and set to play a much larger role on the world stage this year as Slovenia steps up and takes the (rotating) role of President of the EU. Slovenia is the first ex-communist country to do so, and one that is far larger in spirit and culture than the geographical […]

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April 4, 2008 by | 4 Comments