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Welcome to Comet Atomic, where past meets future. We are home of Tiki Tuesdays, Soviet Film Wednesdays, Discovering Route 66, and more gems from days bygone.

“Fog on the Chesapeake Bay” by Robert Singletary

Artist Robert Singletary was born on this day December 4, 1945 in Bloomington, Illinois.

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“Ornamental Garden” by Kenneth McGowan

Photographer Kenneth McGowan was born on this day December 3, 1940 in Ogden, Utah.

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La Mer à Grandcamp (The Sea at Grandcamp) by Georges Seurat

Happy birthday to “dot painter” Georges Seurat, who invented the Pointillism technique along with Paul Signac. Seurat was born on this day December 2, 1859 in Paris, France.

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Julee Cruise – “Falling”

Best known for her dreamy collaborations with Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch for Twin Peaks, singer and songwriter Julee Cruise was born on this day December 1, 1956 in Creston, Iowa.

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Soviet Film Wednesday: Good Night Children

This animated short was created by Russian artist Yuri Norstein, who is known for his attention to fine detail in his beautiful handmade stop-motion films which often include layers of sketches and paintings on paper and glass. It took Norstein almost two years to create this short piece. He creates delicate movements, a unique sense …

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Billy Idol – “Blue Highway”

Happy birthday to Billy Idol, born on this day November 30, 1955 in London, England 🎈

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“The Christmas Bar” by Robert D’Alessandro

Photographer Robert D’Alessandro was born on this day November 29, 1942 in New York City.

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“Estonian Girl” by Evald Okas

Estonian painter Evald Okas was born on this day November 28, 1915 in the city of Reval.

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“Sunrise Glow on the Cliffs, Bowdoin Bay” by Frank Wilbert Stokes

Painter Frank Wilbert Stokes was born on this day November 27, 1858 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Ike & Tina Turner – “River Deep – Mountain High”

Happy birthday to  the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” Tina Turner, born on this day November 26, 1939 in Brownsville, Tennessee.

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