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The Day the Music Died

Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, Texas (Phoro courtesy of City of Lubbock)

February 3, 1959 — sixty years ago — a small plane crashed into a snowy farm field near Clear Lake, Iowa. The plane’s pilot died, along with singer/musicians Ritchie Valens, J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and Buddy Holly. The first two have faded from memory, but Buddy Holly, just 22 when he died, has …

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Liveability Rankings 2009

Not much has changed since the last time I reported on the Liveability report from The Economist Intelligence Unit in 2007. Vancouver is still the best place to live overall according to the 2009 ranking: Vancouver, Canada Vienna, Austria Melbourne, Australia Toronto, Canada Perth, Australia Calgary, Canada Helsinki, Finland Geneva, Switzerland Sydney, Australia Zurich, Switzerland …

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2009 hub culture’s zeitgeist

As we struggle to find ways to survive the current crisis and look at the leaders of the world to provide guidance, the latest Hub Culture 2009 Zeitgeist Ranking will come in handy as a tour of the cities that are better positioned to sustain an acceptable quality of life while providing plenty of opportunities …

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