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Saying goodbye can be big business

Dec 1, 2023
The band Kiss will play what it's calling its last ever show this weekend. This kind of farewell tour can also be good marketing.
Kiss performing in Krakow, Poland in 2019.
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Hundreds of small music venues are struggling to stay open

Jan 11, 2021
Live music venues have largely gone dark during the pandemic, along with the economies of many historically vibrant music scenes throughout the country.
The closed Roxy nightclub and music venue on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. With many performance venues shuttered, musicians have fewer opportunities to develop their sound.
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