Category - Tour

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3 Reasons to Visit Sun Studio
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On Tour: Schnucks Cooking School
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On Tour: Vintage Vinyl
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Tour: Estate Sales

3 Reasons to Visit Sun Studio

Sun Studio in Memphis, Tenn., is the undisputed birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. The Sun Records label, which launched the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and more, began as Memphis Recording Service in 1950. Owner Sam Phillips started by recording local blues artists, including B.B. King and Howlin’ Wolf, but two yeas later launched his the record label that would change the[…]

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On Tour: Schnucks Cooking School

I make no secret that I’m a novice in the kitchen. After two decades of making little more than tacos and spaghetti, I really focused on learning to cook about 2 years ago. My skills have greatly improved, but I have a long way to go before I’d ever feel comfortable claiming some level of expertise. In addition to lots of trial[…]

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On Tour: Vintage Vinyl

When St. Louisans think about buying records, they head first to Vintage Vinyl. For more than 30 years, the store has operated out of a storefront on historic Delmar Ave., in the artsy U City Loop district just outside of downtown (and very near one of the country’s largest urban parks, Forest Park). Its recognizable marquee highlights area musicians, cool quotes, and other random awesomeness. The rougly1,000 sq. foot[…]

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Tour: Estate Sales

While I’m a big fan of record stores, one of my favorite places to buy vinyl is an estate sale. These whole-house garage sales are typically held after someone dies or moves. Depending on the size of your city, there may be dozens of sales each weekend and, by my completely unscientific estimation, 75% of them have have LPs (most often tucked in a cardboard box[…]

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