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Giant images of Chinese deities decorating the Tianzi Hotel In China’s Hebei province.

“Tianzi Hotel” in China: A Chance to Sleep in a God’s Body

While most visitors to China are eager to see sights such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Xian Terracotta Army Site, and Shanghai’s skyline, those who venture further afield will be greatly rewarded. In China’s Hebei province, just an hour from Beijing, travelers will find the “Tianzi Hotel,” an unusual structure called the “Biggest Image Building” by the Guinness World Records.

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Local street performer Keytar Bear at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“Keytar Bear:” Boston’s Favorite Street Performer

The historic streets of Boston, Massachusetts, may not seem like the ideal performing venue for a man in a bear costume playing the keytar. And yet, this is where visitors and locals will find “Keytar Bear.” A busker who can play anything from Smash Mouth to Prince to Rick James to Metallica, this Boston legend is known for being both entertaining and getting into his fair share of altercations.

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"Brunettes Shoot Blondes" indie rock band performing their latest song “Houston" using a broken, vintage grand piano.

“Brunettes Shoot Blondes” Band Transforms Piano Into an Orchestra

In today’s digital world, where different instruments and sounds can be added to a song in just a push of a few buttons, one Ukrainian music band stands out for its persistence in using actual instruments. Brunettes Shoot Blondes, an indie rock band from Kiev, has transformed a broken 19th-century grand piano into a versatile musical machine that is capable of playing 20 different instruments.