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This artist rendering provided by Identity shows plans for an expansion of the Motown Museum in Detroit that will include interactive exhibits, a performance theater and recording studios. The museum announced Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, it is planning the expansion that will be designed and built around the existing museum, which includes the Motown studio with its "Hitsville U.S.A." facade. (Motown Museum/Identity via AP)

Motown Museum in Detroit plans $50 million expansion

Associated Press

The Motown Museum is planning a $50 million expansion to create space for interactive exhibits, a performance theater and recording studios at the Detroit tourist attraction, officials announced Monday.

(Eric Althoff)

The big bang of country music: The source of the Americana sound began in Southwest Virginia

- The Washington Times

Most people can name the major hot spots of American music: Nashville. Memphis. Austin. New York. Los Angeles. But just 400 miles from the nation’s capital, where extreme southwestern Virginia kisses the hem of neighboring Tennessee, the Celtic music of Irish and Scottish immigrants melded with the gospel and blues sounds of black Southerners migrating up from the Delta — resulting in a brand-new musical form that the world had heretofore never known.

The Sanderling Resort in Duck, North Carolina, offers an amazing way to experience the Outer Banks. (Photo by Murphy O'Brien)

Saying thanks: Sanderling offers ‘Heroes Welcome’ discount to vets

- The Washington Times

Sanderling Resort, the upscale Outer Banks resort located in Duck, North Carolina, is offering America’s heroes a special treatment as part of their annual “Heroes Welcome” fall promotion. As part of the thank-you to servicemen and -women, Sanderling will offer 20 percent discounts on lodging, dining and retail purchases to military, fire and rescue, law enforcement and medical workers with valid identification.

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