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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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From Food to Sports to Religion: Culture in Belize

Belize is a melting pot of cultures, religions, languages, and ethnicities. In this article, author Victoria Day-Wilson discusses the general culture of Belize, including everything from the types of popular cuisine to the likelihood of finding a golf course or a race track.

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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.

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Sights in Scottsdale, Arizona

Want to know what to see in Scottsdale? Many of the city’s historic and cultural attractions center on Old Town, while North Scottsdale is home to two must-see attractions: the fabulous Musical Instrument Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, Taliesin West. Kathleen Bryant gives an overview of the best sights in Scottsdale.

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Autumn Festivals and Events in Sedona, Arizona

Sedona’s cultural calendar encompasses everything from intimate studio tours to grand galas. Most large outdoor events are scheduled for fall, when the weather is at its finest. Kathleen Bryant suggests some of the top events to enjoy.

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Live Music in Sacramento

Sacramento’s music scene has experienced a reboot in recent years. Live shows are everywhere—from suburban parks to small clothing boutiques and art galleries during the Second Saturday street fair. Author Christopher Arns shares a few of the best music venues in Sacramento.

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Popular Festivals in Japan

Almost every town and city in Japan has its own matsuri (festival) celebrating the new year, changing seasons, or a historic event. Author Ruthy Kanagy gives an overview of some of Japan’s more well-known festivals.

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Beat the Heat and Have a Blast in Houston This Summer

Despite Houston’s high humidity and triple-digit temperatures, the city offers plenty of air-conditioned excitement and outdoor activities to beat the heat. Visitors can explore the extensive Museum District, discover nationally acclaimed restaurants, or play gulf-based water sports on nearby Galveston Island. Get ready for some fun in Bayou City this summer!