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The Evolution of Jazz and Blues in New Orleans

While New Orleans is known for its fine art galleries and historical architecture, its biggest artistic claim to fame is indeed its music. This city is one of the world’s most dynamic live-music scenes. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, blues music has its origins just upriver, and it was here in the 1950s that they mixed together to form rhythm and blues.

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Moon Memphis

Travel writer and Tennessee local Margaret Littman reveals the best things Memphis has to offer, from the soul music and blues to the barbecue. Margaret provides travel strategies including the Beale Street Walking Tour and Memphis Juke Joints. Packed with information on dining, transportation and accommodations, Moon Memphis has many options for a range of […]

Jesse Dayton singing on stage with an electric guitar and the continental club sign behind him.

The Best Venues for Live Music in Houston

One of the many benefits of being a music fan in a big city is access to quality venues. From jazz to blues, country and western to rock and roll, Houston has a range of live music offerings to keep you entertained. Author Andy Rhodes shares some of the best spots in the city.

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The Best Memphis Juke Joints

Memphis is a musical mecca, especially when it comes to the blues. Author Margaret Littman details which juke joints to check out, ranging from the legendary Wild Bill’s to the Big S Bar and Grill.