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Carnegie Hall - One of the world's best known concert halls
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03 March 2010

Carnegie Hall - One of the world's best known concert hallsCarnegie Hall, located on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, New York is by far one of the worlds best known concert halls. The hall itself consists of three different performance spaces which include the Issac Stern Auditorium or the Main Hall, The Zankel Hall, and the Weill Recital Hall. All of these halls vary vastly in size with the Main Hall being the largest and having the seating capacity of 2,804 people.

There is more to Carnegie Hall than just its performances spaces; it also houses the Rose Museum which has been in operation since 1991, and the Carnegie Hall Archives which have been there since 1986. It is in both of these places that you can see and experience the history that Carnegie Hall holds. The studios above the hall also hold a lot of history, as artists from all walks of life have lived in them over the years.

Carnegie Hall has housed many big name performers in its venues over the years. Many of the greatest classical music performers have had the divine pleasure of being able to perform at this venue. Judy Garland, Harry Belefonte, and Stevie Ray Vaughan have all recorded live albums at Carnegie Hall.

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Ronnie Scott's London - The Legendary Jazz Club
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21 January 2010

Ronnie Scott's London - The Legendary Jazz ClubRonnie Scott’s Jazz Club is one of the hottest locations in London and has been for decades now. Although jazz isn’t necessarily the most popular music, especially true in London where electronic clubs and the young crowd rule the roost, the 1950s nostalgia still draws in a healthy crowd, and anybody who’s anybody in the world of jazz has played a spot at the now famous club. Opened in 1959, Ronnie Scott’s is pushing past half a century and is still going strong.

When a young Ronnie was only 20, he took a trip to New York - the height of the world’s jazz scene in the late 40s. Scott was a respected saxophonist in his own right, but he blended in with the crowd in New York’s plethora of middling jazz musicians.

However, the trip was well worth it to Ronnie, who, because he lived in England, had virtually no chance of ever seeing any of the legends in person that he did while in New York. After Scott’s two-week stay in the Big Apple, he headed back to London with aspirations of opening his own jazz club.

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