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Grand Ole Oprey

Grand Ole Oprey The beginning of the what is now Grand Ole Opry began in 1925 at the National Life and Accident Insurance Company, moving from place to place until it found its “permanent” home at the Ryman Auditorium in 1943.  Country talent… Continue reading → Go to Source Author: Michael Tweet

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The best small UK music venues: readers’ travel tips

The best small UK music venues: readers’ travel tips From a launderette to a church, former school and even a bookshop, readers tip their favourite intimate gig venues A retro-style launderette and coffee house by day, this is a bar and gig venue by night – it also used to be a tiny cinema. The acts are from all over the world, and strong in their field of music. Very enjoyable folk and acoustic nights are so intimate that you’re literally on stage with a musician and a washing machine.• oldcinemalaunderette.comClaire Galloway Continue reading… Go to Source Author: Guardian readers Tweet

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Belle voyage: all aboard the indie music cruise

Belle voyage: all aboard the indie music cruise The band’s frontman, Stuart Murdoch, discusses plans for the four-day Boaty Weekender festival in the Med next summer Scottish indie band Belle and Sebastian are adding to the growing number of music cruises with the launch of a four-day festival at sea. Setting sail on 8 August 2019 from Barcelona to Cagliari, Sardinia, the four-night Boaty Weekender will feature at least two performances by the band, plus sets across five stages by Camera Obscura, Django Django, Alvvays, Mogwai, the Buzzcocks, Japanese Breakfast, Kelly Lee Owens and Nilüfer Yanya, with more bands to be announced in the coming months. Continue reading… Go to Source Author: Antonia Wilson Tweet

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Honkey Tonk

Honkey TonkThe general honkey tonk area of Nashville runs from second through fifth streets on along Broadway.  The buildings have become historical landmarks and can be modernized from the inside, but must remain the same on the outside, some dating back… Continue reading → Go to Source Author: Michael{ Geoquono} Tweet

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Pagan paradise: Glastonbury without the festival

Pagan paradise: Glastonbury without the festival What’s Glastonbury like without the bands and the fans? As the festival takes a year off, it turns out there’s still plenty to enjoy, from ethical taxidermy to wall-to-wall druids ‘Summer here is something to behold,” says Kevin Mitchell from behind the counter of Knight’s, his chippy on Glastonbury’s Northload Street. “Hippies, druids, goddesses in their finery, people dressed as elves: you never know who – or what – is going to walk through the door.” Knight’s has been run by the same family on the same site since 1909, although the building itself is medieval, constructed from stone taken from Glastonbury Abbey after it was sacked by Henry VIII. If that stone…

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Trending: Celebrate 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein With These Festivals

Trending: Celebrate 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein With These FestivalsWherever you are, there’s likely a Bernstein at 100 concert, festival or performance near you. Here are some notable ones, and how to find one close to home.http://rss.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/Travel.xmlNYT > Travelhttps://static01.nyt.com/images/misc/NYT_logo_rss_250x40.pngTravel887SHIVANI VORA -geoquono- Tweet

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Nashville, Tennessee: Music City’s still got soul

Nashville, Tennessee: Music City’s still got soul As the first direct flights from the UK launch this month, we find that, despite rampant building and gentrification, the home of country and bluegrass hasn’t lost touch with its roots For a medium-size US city, Nashville has an XXL reputation. Everybody thinks they know what it’s about: country music, the Grand Ole Opry, Johnny Cash, improbable dreams of stardom, cheesy ballads and rhinestone shirts. But don’t be so sure, warned singer-songwriter and rising star Ben Danaher, during a gig at 3rd and Lindsley, one of the city’s many superb music venues. “Lots of dive bars are becoming karaokes,” he said, before dedicating a song, Silver Screen, to “all the hipsters”. Continue…

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A local’s guide to Nice, France: 10 top tips

A local’s guide to Nice, France: 10 top tips The once-sleepy grande dame of the Côte d’Azur is now its vibrant artistic hub, with cool new bars, restaurants and galleries enlivening its classic sights Nice is booming, despite and in defiance of the terrorist attack that shattered the Bastille Day celebrations here less than two years ago. Irina Brook, daughter of legendary director Peter Brook, who runs the prestigious Théâtre National de Nice, reveals her favourite art venues, restaurants and bars. Continue reading… https://www.theguardian.com/uk/travel/rssTravel | The GuardianLatest travel news and reviews on UK and world holidays, travel guides to global destinations, city breaks, hotels and restaurant information from the Guardian, the world’s leading liberal voicehttps://assets.guim.co.uk/images/guardian-logo-rss.c45beb1bafa34b347ac333af2e6fe23f.pngTravel887Irina Brook, interviewed by John…

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Colombia’s cowboy music: vallenato steals the show in Valledupar

Colombia’s cowboy music: vallenato steals the show in Valledupar Vallenato, the folk music of northern Colombia, was once derided as unsophisticated but is now celebrated at a festival in a city that loves to party Plaza Alfonso Lopez shook to its 16th-century foundations as I squeezed through the whiskey-drinking, sombrero-wearing crowd. On stage, a fast-fingered accordionist played, a sweat stain spreading across his chest. The crowd held aloft framed photographs of their accordion heroes and roared approval as musical scales swooped and soared in the sultry air. Continue reading… https://www.theguardian.com/uk/travel/rssTravel | The GuardianLatest travel news and reviews on UK and world holidays, travel guides to global destinations, city breaks, hotels and restaurant information from the Guardian, the world’s leading…

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The best towns and small cities in the US: Portland, Maine

The best towns and small cities in the US: Portland, Maine This buzzing city on the New England coast has a strong community spirit running through its art and music scene, as well as food and drink that’s big on local flavours • In this series: Eugene, Oregon | Chapel Hill, North Carolina At the junction of Danforth and Pleasant Street, a place once known as Gorham’s Corner, a stone monument commemorates ordinary folk who used to live in the neighbourhood. There’s the shopkeeper, after whom the corner was named, and the local priest “who was often called by the police to halt street fights”. As if to prove the point, the next name listed is that of a…

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