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South by Southwest Draws Music World to Austin, Texas

The South by Southwest extravaganza taking place in Austin, Texas, this week began in 1987 as a local music festival with 700 participants, mainly from the region. Today, it is the world’s largest music festival of its kind, with more than 2,000 performers and nearly 30,000 people attending. Although film and interactive technology are components, music is still at the heart of the event. Bands from around the world come to the Texas capital city every March seeking to be discovered or to...

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