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New music festival to honor history

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NEW YORK » Another music festival is making its debut — this one outside of Nashville, Tenn., and paying homage to history.

The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will launch in September with a lineup that includes entertainers Willie Nelson, Weezer, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Iron & Wine and Jimmy Cliff, among others. It will be held in Franklin, just outside Nashville.

Organizers said Tuesday that many of the acts will be performing acoustically and will do so on wood-clad stages. They’ll also have several collaborations among the artists.

Food will also play a role with a "Kitchen Stage."

The festival will be held Sept. 26-27 at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm.

Amazon broadens travel service

NEW YORK » The site that sells everything from toilet paper to toys can now send you on a romantic getaway.

Amazon is expanding its travel service online, dubbed Amazon Destinations, the latest effort by the e-commerce site to bolster its service offerings.

The service offers deals on hotels and getaways in three metro areas — Los Angeles, New York and Seattle — and their surrounding regions.

Amazon has offered travel deals since 2012, but those were mainly flash deals with discounted rates. Now hotels can offer rooms at published rates as well as deal packages and discounts. Some examples of hotels included are Suncadia Resort near Seattle, which has a golf course and hiking trails, or Two Bunch Palms, a hot-springs spa resort in Los Angeles.

The travel service is part of Amazon’s local site, which offers discounts on restaurants, entertainment, travel and other offerings from local businesses.

It pits Amazon against travel service sites like Expedia and TripAdvisor. Amazon has been broadening its online service offerings across the board. Last month it launched Amazon Home Services, where businesses can sell to customers services like house cleaning and small renovation projects such as TV wall mounting and garbage disposal installation.

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